Texas Ambulatory Surgical Center (Aaron's Women's Clinic) aka Texas ASC


Douglas Alan Karpen, DO

Phone Number



2505 North Shepherd

Houston, TX 77008

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Other info

Houston Abortion Facility That is Subject of Criminal Referrals is Closing, For Lease, 7/17/2017 Select Panel Issues Two Criminal Referrals of Texas Late-term Abortionist Karpen, Others, 12/22/2016 Affiliated with Aaron's Women's Clinic - Webpage boasts clinic is a "late term abortion specialist" Pro-Life Group: Texas Abortionist Killed Live-born Babies Another House of Horrors: Gosnell’s Abortion Counterpart in Texas 16 of 17 Texas abortion facilities miserably failed health inspections -- Operation Rescue report, 10-3-2016 Special Report: New Stunning Photos, Testimony Show Texas Abortionist Kills Babies Born Alive, 5/15/2013  

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Documented Death or Injury

Dugas vs. Karpen - Motion - Apr 30, 1996

A patient brings a personal injury suit against Dr. Karpen for lacerating her cervix during an abortion procedure.

Misc Documents

Texas ASC - Inspection Report - Jan 14, 2016

Inspectors found numerous violations of health code at this abortion clinic, including: failure to have a Registered Nurse (RN) participate in quality assurance activities at the facility, no RN at the facility, only the doctor "fills the role of Registered Nurse," doctor has NO hospital privileges, expired medicine and supplies in the emergency crash cart and the anesthesia cart, expired meds in procedure room, ALL patients had surgery without the presence of a RN in the surgery room, the only "operating room assistant" was NOT registered nurse and it has been that way for four years with no RN.

TX Ambulatory Surgical - Inspection Report - Nov 5, 2010

Inspectors found numerous violations of health code at this abortion clinic, including: staff using dirty gloves in the operating room, two boxes with bloody equipment, no protocol for sanitizing equipment, untrained staff, and no nurse supervision of the recovery room.

Texas Ambulatory Surgical - 911 Transcript - Feb 16, 2005

911 call transcript describing aborted baby parts in sewage spill at Karpen's abortion clinic.

Texas Ambulatory Surgical Ctr (Houston, TX) -- 2018-01-24 Texas Health Dept Inspection - numerous deficiencies/violations

TX Health Dept inspection on Jan 24, 2018. Fifty pages with numerous deficiencies/violations, and a plan of correction.