Earlier this year the Pro-Life Action League released 911 audio and video footage of an ambulance transporting a woman from the National Health Care (NHC) abortion facility in Peoria, Illinois.
Now, in looking over documents [PDF] obtained from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), we’ve learned that NHC has been sold to Amy Hagstrom Miller, president of Whole Woman’s Health, a small-time abortion clinic chain based in Texas that has a rather notorious history.
Low Quality Chain Takes Over Low Quality Abortion Clinic
The NHC abortion facility was formerly co-owned by an attorney, Eugene Matan, and Jack Miller, a podiatrist, both of whom lived in Columbus, Ohio. After Matan died in June 2014, Jack Miller became the sole owner, and after he died last month at the age of 92, his estate sold the facility to Amy Hagstrom Miller’s The Booyah Group, the parent corporation of the Whole Woman’s Health chain. (It’s unclear whether there is any relation between the two Millers.)
In a letter sent to the IDPH on May 27, NHC administrator Margaret Van Duyn says, referring to Whole Woman’s, “They provide the same quality of care that we do” — which is to say, the same low-quality care. Take, for example, the Whole Woman’s abortion facility in Austin, from from which three (3) women were transported by ambulance during a one-month period in 2012.
What’s more, as documented by our friends at AbortionDocs.org, the Whole Woman’s Austin and McAllen facilities were also fined a total of $40,000 in 2011 for illegal disposal of thee remains of aborted children, as well as private medical records.
New Name, Same Shame
The most recent licensure documents indicate that the National Health Care facility’s name has officially been changed to Whole Woman’s Health of Peoria as of June 4, but it wasn’t until June 19 that the facility’s website listed the new name.
Abortions are currently performed there only one day a week, but if the past is prologue, we should fully expect that Amy Miller will aggressively work to increase its “business.”