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Wisconsin abortion facilities not subject to health inspections

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January 19, 2011

Wisconsin abortion facilities not subject to health inspections

An open records request conducted by Pro-Life Wisconsin has revealed the state’s abortion facilities are not inspected by the Department of Health Services and no records exist of any such past inspections. Furthermore, there is no state statute mandating health inspections of the state’s abortuaries. 

“January 22 marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and a death toll of 53.5 million babies aborted nationwide,” stated Peggy Hamill, state director of Pro-Life Wisconsin.  “Abortion may be legal, but here in Wisconsin, it is neither safe nor rare.” 

By contrast, all restaurants in Wisconsin receive a health inspection at least once per year.  

“Whether a facility heals or kills, there are standards of care that must be adhered to,” stated Virginia Zignego, communications director who is overseeing this investigation. “It is unbelievable that abortion facilities do not receive even the scrutiny that a fast food restaurant does. At the end of the day, the state of Wisconsin and the health department are responsible for the health of the public.”

Hamill challenged the state’s abortion facilities to voluntarily submit to a health inspection.

“Show the women of Wisconsin how ‘safe’ your facilities are,” Hamill said.