State health regulators suspended the licenses of several abortion clinics owned by Associates in OB/GYN Care for the second time after an employee with no health care license or certification gave a patient a drug to induce an abortion at the Baltimore facility.Let's not just focus on how bad abortion clinics are. OptionLine lists five resource centers near Baltimore, and four near Silver Spring. No doubt there are far more. Our response to this story needs to be consistently two-fold:
The firm's clinics in Baltimore, Cheverly and Silver Spring had their licenses suspended in March after a woman suffered complications after an abortion at the Baltimore facility and died at a local hospital. The woman had trouble breathing after the procedure, and the state said she suffered cardiac arrest at the clinic. OB/GYN Care disputes that account.
1. You never know what sort of quackery you're setting yourself up for when you trust an abortion facility.
2. There are people who will help.
Write letters to the editor and comments on web sites that stress these points, especially if they list local resources pregnant women can turn to rather than submitting to despair.