We call Roman Municipal Hospital in Neamț County, requesting an appointment for an abortion on demand. The hospital, which serves a city of about 50,000 residents, has reported zero abortions since 2017, as have all other hospitals in the county.
“There are no more terminations of pregnancy in our hospital. You need to go to a private practice, to Dr. Trica, or wherever else you want. You can also go to Bacău or Piatra. In Roman she is the only one doing it. She has a practice next to the hospital.”
, a medical employee tells us on the phone,
Dr. Lenuța Trica, also an employee of Roman Hospital, did not report to DSP Neamț any on-demand abortions performed at her private practice from 2019 to 2021.
The City Hospital “St. Dimitrie” in Târgu Neamț hasn’t reported any on-demand abortion to DSP Suceava since 2017.
“Maybe no one requested it,” explains Dr. Larisa Cristina Udrea, the hospital’s Medical Director and spokesperson. “On-demand abortion is a service that was available throughout the year, during our working hours, in an outpatient setting. There were no doctors who refused to perform the abortion, at least not in the past year.”
She says that 13 abortions were performed at the hospital, but all were by medication. “The medication is purchased by the patient, and the price of the ultrasound is 30 lei [6 Euro]”.
However, this data does not reflect the official statistics. The Medical Director doesn’t know why.
Unofficially, when I call the hospital, I am given two options regarding abortion on demand.
“Either you come to see Dr. Iovoaia on Thursday, in the outpatient clinic, in the polyclinic, or you can go to her private practice. Another option is Dr. Dumitrescu, at the private practice. He can help you too,” explains a doctor on the phone.