The state’s motion asks the court to unseal the documents because it was not allowed the opportunity to reply. It also provides information to debunk what the DHSS says are “meritless” arguments made by RHS Planned Parenthood in their motion to seal the record.
It is easy to see why RHS Planned Parenthood was desperate to have the Statement of Deficiencies sealed.
“It’s clear that RHS Planned Parenthood was attempting to hide the incriminating information contained in the report because it completely destroys their arguments that they provide safe abortions and are being somehow wrongly persecuted by the DHSS,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, which obtained a copy of the documents and published them prior to them being sealed by the Court.
The 62-page Statement of Deficiencies contained horrifying information about deficient patient care practices that resulted in the hospitalization of four women who had suffered botched abortion procedures at RHS Planned Parenthood. In some cases, women were forced to endure multiple abortion attempts for the same pregnancy.