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Louisiana Abortion Facility Declared Health Emergency

BY Jim Cosgrove

February 14-20, 1999 Issue | Posted 2/14/99 at 2:00 PM

 

BATON ROUGE, La.—Poor conditions at a Baton Rouge abortion facility has prompted Gov. Mike Foster to declare a public health and safety emergency.

The order came after a Baton Rouge television station released pictures showing rusted surgical tools and blood crusted on the floor and instruments inside a clinic. This came in response to a recent abortion-related death in Louisiana.

The governor sent a team of health department inspectors into the Delta Women's Clinic abortion facility. No major violations were reported, but inspectors said they expected that since the abortion facility was in the news all last week. (Pro-Life Infonet)