Dear Illinois Department of Public Health:
I call upon the Illinois Department of Public Health to protect women from the deplorable health and sanitary violations found within Illinois women’s abortion clinics.
No woman should enter a women’s clinic and leave needing a tetanus shot, HIV testing, or emergency treatment at the hospital.
I call upon the Illinois Department of Public Health to:
1. IMMEDIATELY CONDUCT SANITARY INSPECTIONS INSIDE WOMEN’S ABORTION CLINICS THAT HAVE GONE OVER ONE YEAR WITHOUT A HEALTH INSPECTION.
Approximately 63% of the licensed Illinois women’s clinics open today have gone between two and three-and-a-half years without a full health and sanitary inspection. While tanning salons, Chicago restaurants, and nursing homes receive an average of one health inspection every year, women’s clinics are averaging one inspection every 9 years.
2. INCREASE TRANPARENCY BY INFORMING WOMEN OF DANGEROUS CLINICS
I call for public notices to be issued immediately to female patients where sanitary violations jeopardizing the patients’ health are uncovered. The Illinois Department of Public Health failed to produce any documentation showing past female patients of women’s clinics were notified that unsanitary conditions were found at these women’s clinics. Because of these unsanitary conditions, an unknown number of women who visited these clinics could have contracted diseases such as HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, staph infections, and/or tetanus.
3. TREAT WOMEN’S CLINICS EQUALLY
I believe that women’s clinics should not be allowed to provide sub-standard care to female patients. I demand the Illinois Department of Public Health adopt a policy that Illinois women’s clinics receive annual health and sanitary inspections just as do tanning salons, Chicago restaurants, and nursing homes.
As those charged with protecting the health of the public, I, _______________________ call upon the Illinois Department of Public Health to cease abandoning Illinois women to the prospect of unsterile surgical tools, dirty operating rooms, incomplete medical attention, infections, and more possible deaths.