St. Louis Planned Parenthood’s New Deficiency Report/Court Docs, Reveal Obstruction of Truth in Horrifically Botched Abortions

By Cheryl Sullenger, Operation Rescue

St. Louis, MO — New documents just received by Operation Rescue clarify a motion filed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) on June 13, 2019, and provide additional information related to patients who received botched abortions and RHS Planned Parenthood in St. Louis.

  • The DHSS Motion to Reconsider or Amend the Court’s Order Granting a Preliminary Injunction and Notice of Compliance. (View)
  • A 4-page letter from DHSS to RHS Planned Parenthood’s interim President and CEO Cathy Williams concerning violations found during a complaint investigation conducted from April 2 to May 28, 2019, that was related to substandard patient care practices and other deficiencies.  The letter notes that RHS Planned Parenthood’s non-cooperation with the investigation is “unprecedented and untenable.”  It required that an acceptable and detailed Plan of Correction be submitted to the DHSS by June 18, 2019. (View)
  • A 62-page deficiency report dated May 28, 2019, based on the complaint investigation that found that includes previously unknown violations in patient care standards for Patients 1, 2, 3, and 12, along with a litany of other violations. (View)

Motion to Reconsider

“These documents give us a clearer picture of not only the status of the legal case that was brought by RHS Planned Parenthood, but also the massive scope of violations that included sloppy patient care practices that resulted in life-threatening injuries and conditions within a very short time-span,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.  “In all the hundreds of deficiency reports and disciplinary cases we have seen cross our desks at Operation Rescue, I have never seen such overt rebellion to oversight, lies, and blame-shifting as RHS Planned Parenthood’s staff displayed during this investigation.  It was appropriately met with a harsh rebuke by the DHSS.”

These new documents include:

The DHSS Motion to Reconsider clarified that the DHSS is not seeking an extension of the court-imposed deadline for a formal decision on RHS Planned Parenthood’s license renewal application. 

Instead, the motion does two things.  First, it lays out three reasons why Judge Michael Stelzer should withdraw the preliminary injunction. 

Read Operation Rescue’s entire report:

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