Friday, March 16, 2012

Detroit Free Press covers testimony about lack of abortion clinic oversight

On Thursday, Right to Life of Michigan Legislative Director Ed Rivet testified before a state Senate subcommittee.
Only four of 32 surgical abortion facilities in the state are currently licensed, Right to Life's legislative director Ed Rivet told the subcommittee. That lack of oversight results in widespread unsanitary conditions and serial violations of reporting requirements, Rivet said.

In at least two instances in the last 10 years, the death of Michigan patients from abortion complications were not reported to the state, according to Right to Life, the state's leading anti-abortion lobby.

"When complaints are filed ... problems go uninvestigated," Rivet said, adding that some of the clinics "should have been shut down a long time ago."