Whole Woman's Health License Application Denied

By St. Joseph County Right to Life | January 12, 2018, 2:07pm

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, St. Joseph County Right to Life received news that the Commissioner of the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) issued Whole Woman's Health (WWH) a Notice of License Application Denial. You can read the notice here.

The notice came following the ISDH's review of WWH's initial Application for License to Operate an Abortion Clinic in August 2017, and two subsequent revisions to their application in October and December. Despite the Department's request for a listing of all facilities in operation under "WWHA, its parent, affiliate, and subsidiary organizations, WWHA failed to disclose, concealed, or omitted information related to additional clinics." The Commissioner similarly found that WWH failed to "meet the requirement that the Applicant is of reputable and responsible character and that the supporting documentation provided inaccurate statements or information."

The notice contained a reminder that anyone who operates or advertises the operation of an unlicensed abortion clinic in the state of Indiana commits a Class A misdemeanor.

Although WWH is temporarily unable to legally operate a clinic, the notice gives WWH an opportunity to petition for administrative review by Tuesday, January 23, 2018. If WWH does not petition for review, the Notice of License Application Denial will become a final order; however, it is the strong belief of St. Joseph County Right to Life that the abortion provider intends to make such a petition in the immediate future.

St. Joseph County Right to Life will continue to monitor the situation closely and share any forthcoming information concerning WWH's or any organization's attempts to bring the atrocities of abortion back into the Michiana community.