HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania health officials renewed
their inspections of free-standing abortion clinics in the months
after a drug investigation revealed a "house of horrors" facility
that operated for years in Philadelphia.
The state Health Department says it uncovered poor conditions
last fall at two Abortion as an Alternative clinics, one in
Bensalem and the other in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.
The 73-year-old physician who operated the two clinics received
scathing reports and was ordered to suspend his abortion practice.
Two days later, Dr. Soleiman M. Soli announced he would shut
down instead. His attorney says he is unavailable for comment.
Health inspectors say they found drugs decades past their
expiration dates, inadequate or inoperable equipment and the
mishandling of fetal tissue.
The Associated Press sought results of the state's clinic
inspections in January under a Right-to-Know Law request.
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