July 3, 2012
Bronx, New York – Dr. Emily's abortion clinic in the Bronx, New York, has been formally charged based on complaints filed by Operation Rescue in January related to the illegal dumping of private medical information and aborted baby remains and other infectious waste on a city sidewalk outside the abortion clinic.
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The court case was heard on June 19, 2012, just a week after Operation Rescue released information about a botched abortion at Dr. Emily's that landed a patient in the hospital on June 12 along with information about the illegal dumping, which was carefully documented by a group of pro-life activists in December, 2011.
The case was taken under advisement. A ruling is expected within the next 2-3 weeks.
The exact charges were not specified in an e-mail sent to Operation Rescue from Josh Frank of New York's Department of Sanitation Environmental Police Unit. Efforts to obtain more information from Mr. Frank have been unsuccessful.
In addition to the illegal dumping charges, Dr. Emily's abortion clinic lost its accreditation with the Joint Commission for Office Based Surgery, a national organization that boasts on its web site that its accredited organizations reflect quality and meet certain performance standards.
"Dr. Emily's abortion clinic is a repeat offender that has demonstrated a disregard for the law and public safety. Bloody remains from aborted babies, used needles, and other dangerous material were dumped on a public sidewalk in a predominately residential neighborhood. People that care about public safety do not engage in that kind of appalling behavior," said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. "Add to that the botched abortion incident on June 12, and we have a dangerous abortion clinic that must be heavily fined and closed. We anxiously await the court's decision and pray it is one that will permanently protect the public from Dr. Emily's shoddy abortion practices."