Inspections Catch South Carolina Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic Breaking State Law
After South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley ordered an investigation of abortion clinics in the state following a national scandal involving Planned Parenthood selling aborted babies and their body parts, state health officials have found multiple violations.
Haley said on Friday an investigation she ordered had found violations of laws or regulations by all three abortion clinics in the state, including one operated by Planned Parenthood. two of the abortion clinics may be forcibly closed unless they take fast action to get in compliance with the law. According to state officials, the violations include improper infectious waste disposal practices.
Planned Parenthood’s Columbia clinic and the Greenville Women’s Clinic, received suspension orders from the Department of Health and Environmental Control. The orders cite multiple violations found during recent inspections. The Charleston Women’s Medical Clinic has been told to correct four minor documentation errors.
Gov. Nikki Haley said she supported DHEC’s decision to refer the findings to the State Law Enforcement Division.
“The entire country was shocked by the videos showing Planned Parenthood employees’ horrifying disregard for human life,” Haley said in a written statement. “That prompted me to ask our appropriate state agency to investigate whether such wrongdoing was taking place in our state. The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has now completed its investigation and has concluded that all three abortion clinics in the state are in fact in violation of South Carolina laws or regulations.”