Checks of Pennsylvania Abortion Clinics Find Some Problems
Harrisburg, Pa. (AP) - Health regulators have ordered 14 of Pennsylvania's 22 abortion clinics to correct problems found when inspections resumed last year after more than 15 years.
None of the problems found approached the filthy and illegal conditions described at a now-shuttered Philadelphia clinic where Dr. Kermit Gosnell was charged last week with killing one woman and seven viable babies.
The grand jury that indicted Gosnell and nine co-workers last week blamed a "complete regulatory collapse" for letting his and other abortion clinics to operate unchecked since 1995.
The state health department has now ordered corrections at clinics in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Allentown, East Liberty, Upland, York, West Chester, Harrisburg, Reading, Norristown and Warminster.