Thursday, September 09, 2010

Several Abortionists Barred in Two States

Medical boards in New Jersey and Maryland took action yesterday to insure that four abortionists halted operations after declaring that they pose a danger to the public.

Despite action to protect the public, over a dozen dangerous abortion mills run by suspended abortionists remain open.

UPDATE 12/7/10: Maryland health officials have permanently revoked the license of abortionist George J. Shepard Jr.

UPDATE 9/13/10: Details Emerge of Plot to Do Illegal Late-Term Abortions in New Jersey, Maryland

UPDATE 9/13/10: Abortionist tried to remove woman's bowel - 'partially aborted baby' found in her abdomen

-- From "Board upholds license suspension of obstetrician in abortion injury" by Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun 9/8/10

Neither the doctor — George Shepard Jr., 88, who oversaw the five Maryland clinics of American Women's Services — nor his attorney appeared at the hearing in Baltimore of the Maryland Board of Physicians that was to hear evidence against him in the case of the woman, who suffered a perforated uterus and other injuries during an Aug. 13 procedure in Elkton.

The medical licenses of Shepard and another doctor, Nicola I. Riley, 45, were suspended last week. A third doctor in the case, Steven C. Brigham, 54, who state officials say owns the chain of clinics, was not licensed to practice medicine in Maryland and was ordered to stop doing so.

The three doctors' actions came to light after a surgeon at a Baltimore hospital was forced to perform an emergency operation on the young woman to repair damage from the procedure she underwent at the Elkton clinic.

In an unrelated case, board members signed a suspension order for a Severna Park abortion doctor whose patient, a 21-year-old woman, died of an overdose of anesthesia during surgery. The doctor, Romeo A. Ferrer, who obtained his Maryland physician's license in 1971, "failed to meet appropriate standards for the delivery of quality medical care" during the operation on Feb. 3, 2006, the suspension order says.

C. Irving Pinder Jr., the executive director of the physicians board, said . . . "Once you start peeling the onion . . . you tend to find a lot more problems."

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From "Four Abortionists Suspended in Two States Yesterday" posted at Christian Newswire 9/9/10

The New Jersey Medical Board acted Wednesday to suspend the medical license of the notorious abortionist Stephen Chase Brigham after an investigation into a botched abortion discovered that he was starting late-term abortions in New Jersey then leading the women across state lines to Maryland where he and his associates would complete the abortions, some as late as 35 weeks gestation.

New Jersey is the last state in which Brigham maintained an active medical license. He has been banned from the practice of medicine in Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, and California. He was never licensed to practice in Maryland, a state that ordered him to cease and desist from the unlicensed practice of medicine in that state on August 25, 2010.

Pro-life groups including Operation Rescue, Defend Life, and Pro-Life Unity, have publicly demanded Board action against Ferrer and have worked to bring him to justice, and consider yesterday's suspension a partial victory.

Calls placed today to Brigham's 15 abortion clinics and Ferrer's Severna Park, Maryland, mill show that all locations remain operating and taking abortion patients with other abortionists at the helm.

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Also read, Abortionist Jailed for Killing Mother and Child