Stricter standards force Virginia’s busiest abortion clinic to close

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The Virginia Department of Health conducted an unannounced inspection at NOVA in July 2012 and found that employees did not use general anesthesia, failed to keep adequate patient records and did not properly document drug administration.

Ms. Sullenger also said a woman who receives medication at an abortion clinic might be unable to receive medication at an emergency room or doctor’s office if the doctor does not know the type or amount of drugs the patient has recently taken.

“It’s just a shoddy process,” she said. “NOVA has endangered lives of at least two women because of it.”

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