Virginia Abortion Clinic Announces Closure as Health Board Plans to Negate Safety Standards


By Cheryl Sullenger

Manassas, VA — The Amethyst Health Center for Women, located in Manassas, Virginia, has announced that it is shutting down as of September 28, 2015, after having operated since 1989. No reason was given in the brief statement that has been posted to the facility’s website.

This closure comes as the Board of Health, now controlled by pro-abortion Gov. Terry McAuliffe, is set to vote Thursday to relax abortion regulations enacted under former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II. McAuliffe has blocked the regulations from taking effect.

McAuliffe’s Board of Health inspected Virginia’s 18 abortion facilities and claims to have found no serious violations. However, inspectors under the previous Republican administration had no trouble repeatedly uncovering egregious violations at affect patient safety.

“Health inspectors are notoriously bend to the whims of whoever happens to be in power. That is exactly what happened in Pennsylvania under a pro-abortion administration that looked the other way while Kermit Gosnell operated in squalor, killed two patients and committed serial killings on babies born alive during illegal late-term abortions,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Amethyst closing

When the Amethyst Health Center for Women was inspected in June and December of 2012, inspectors discovered 48 pages of violations including multiple violations of infection prevention protocols that left women at risk of becoming sick.

Violations included dirty facility conditions, soiled linens and recovery recliners, and the failure of staff to change gloves between patients.

The second inspection report revealed that infection control issues discovered during the June inspection still had not been corrected six months later.

One of the facility’s abortionist Linwood Turner, was sued for “wrongful death” in 1997. The case appeared to be dismissed following moderation, which implies that an agreement was reached with the plaintiffs.

Another of Amethyst’s abortionists, Thomas Gressinger, was reprimanded in August 2013, for allowing, (in Gosnell-like fashion), an unqualified worker to administer drugs to abortion patients. He was also sued by an abortion patient in 1993 for an abortion that was so badly botched that she required an emergency hysterectomy.

“It is a mercy that this shoddy abortion mill is shutting down,” said Newman. “But if McAuliffe has his way, we can only expect that conditions at abortion clinics will only continue to degenerate. If Virginia really cared about the health and safety of women over the monetary interests of abortion businesses, they would require high medical standards and not subject ladies to seedy clinics where authorities turn a blind eye to abuses.”

  • kc54

    It is unbelievable how these houses of horror can continue their destruction, and the pro-aborts and all the women who champion “women’s rights” are not protesting the filthy conditions, unsanitary procedures, and hurting of women! It is definitely a head-scratcher! (we KNOW they don’t care about the babies but hey…aren’t they the ones who scream and froth from their loud mouths about women, and people/men “not caring for their very being?!”

  • kc54

    Praise God for this demonic places closure.!

  • festmatt5440

    This a good start ‘.

  • Mark_Trail

    The shut-down notice by the killmill doesn’t mention FQHC’s (Federally Qualified Health Centers) that would replace them in everything they do, minus abortions. I notice Gov McAuliffe doesn’t show them any respect, either. Shows another of the many connections of Democrats with the abortion industry, and that they together, as a cartel and/or syndicate, really aren’t looking out for women’s health.

  • Drake Rocky Eric

    Mass murder is illegal. The supreme court can adjudicate. It CANNOT legislate. The Legislature does that. Abortion { mass murder } has been ILLEGAL all the time in the United States!! We are not supposed to be a Stalinist, commie country that murders its citizens. We are supposed to have inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

  • hillaryLiedAmericansDied

    The pro-abort party of death=demonrats=pro-“choice”-to-kill-unborn-human-beings.

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  • Carol

    Great news! Another one gone.

  • dlandrews

    Well Drake, somehow the abortion clinics and the public did not receive the memo. Ever since Jan. 23, 1973, babies have been killed by the millions and the total I believe is now 52 million. Presidents are not supposed to be able to fund illegals, but ours has a pen and phone and is doing just that. Different standards for different people in our society. We are no longer a nation of laws, but of men.