New York Inspects Tanning Salons More Than Abortion Clinics


Liberal Democrats claim to be the protectors of the health and well being of women, yet the New York State Health Department has failed to inspect many of the abortion clinics in the state. Some clinics have gone a decade without being inspected. The New York Post points out that tanning salons receive far more scrutiny from state health authorities than abortion clinics.

Health inspectors regulate 25 diagnostic and treatment clinics and surgery centers that provide abortion services — though pro-choice advocates say there are 225 abortion service providers in New York state.

Eight of the 25 clinics were never inspected over the 2000-12 span, five were inspected just once, and eight were inspected only twice or three times — meaning once every four or six years.

A total of just 45 inspections were conducted at all 25 facilities during the 12-year period.

By comparison, city eateries are inspected every year and graded, while a new law requires tanning salons to undergo inspections at least once every other year. (Read More)