Friday, March 8, 2013
Maryland Health Officials Suspend Surgical Abortions at Three Clinics
The Baltimore Sun: Maryland suspends licenses of 3 abortion clinics, by Andrea K. Walker:
State health officials have suspended surgical abortion procedures at three clinics, including one in Baltimore where a patient suffered cardiac arrest and died.
The physician who performed the abortion at Associates in OB/GYN Care LLC on North Calvert Street wasn't certified in CPR and a defibrillator at the facility did not work, state officials said in a letter Friday to the General Assembly.
Although the cardiac arrest was caused by underlying health conditions and not the abortion, investigators found that it raised questions whether doctors at the clinic can handle an abortion that goes wrong. . . .
The clinics will be able to perform abortions again once they correct the problems. . . .