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Group places billboards of Black women killed by legal abortion around Ohio

Posted in abortion complication, abortion death, Abortion Death Black Women, Abortion Death List, Black Abortion Stats, Black Babies, Black Conservative, Black Genocide, Black Neighborhood, Black Women, Black Women killed from Abortion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2014 by saynsumthn

Today, the pro-life group, Protecting Black Life has launched its 30-Day “Roll Call Billboard Campaign” in Greater Cincinnati, OH.

This “new” campaign contains billboards located in 10 of Cincinnati’s African American communities, where Ohio’s highest abortions occur, according to the Ohio Department of Health’s “2012 Induced Abortions in Ohio” report.

Their desire is to inform Black Americans in Greater Cincinnati, as well as the community at-large, that an ever-increasing number of young women-of-color are ending up dead, following so-called safe abortions.

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Their first billboard highlights the death of Laura Hope Smith killed by a legal abortion. Her abortionists served time in prison following her death.

On September 13, 2007, young, beautiful, vibrant, 22-year-old Laura Hope Smith entered the Women’s Health Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts for an abortion. When Laura’s friend arrived to pick her up, Laura was not in the waiting room. An employee of the abortion mill said that Laura had aspirated during the abortion and 911 was sending an emergency response team. Although Laura was rushed to the hospital, it was too late! Laura can’t answer the “roll” when her name is called because of a so-called safe abortion.

The events contained in this tragic tale occur far more frequently than most people realize.

Read more on her death here.

It is Protecting Black Life’s hope that our “Roll Call” Billboard Campaign will prevent someone from venturing down the same dead-end road of abortion that Laura did. Abortion is not your only option,” the group states on their website .

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Rev. Arnold Culbreath: Urban Outreach Director of Protecting Black Life – said the response to the billboard campaign has been positive, “So far we’re receiving comments like, “The billboard is VERY powerful. Not many words, straight to the point!,” “Impactful!,” “My husband said it hit home!” “People don’t usually think about the woman dying by abortion!”

It is my prayer that lives are saved as a result of this campaign…both born and unborn,” Culbreath writes on his Facebook page.

Below is a press conference Rev. Arnold Culbreath held after death of another Black women, Lakisha Wilson, following her late term abortion at Preterm in Ohio.

Protecting Black Life’s “Roll Call” billboards are currently located in many of Cincinnati’s African American communities, where Ohio’s highest abortions occur, according to the Ohio Department of Health’s report entitled: 2012 Induced Abortions in Ohio.

Abortion was founded on racism and the group, Life Dynamics, has done an excellent job of documenting the racist agenda of abortion in their film, Maafa21. Watch it for free here.

Abortion is a dangerous medical procedure killing women across this country of all races. See their list of names here.

The Smith family speaks about daughter killed by abortion doc

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, abortion complication, abortion death, abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, abortionist, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life, Steven Chase Brigham with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2010 by saynsumthn

On Sept. 13, 2007, Laura Smith, 22, died during an abortion procedure performed by abortionist Rapin Osathanondh, a Harvard-affiliated obstetrician, at the Women’s Health Center in Hyannis.

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Boston.com reports:
By all accounts, Laura Smith lived life to the fullest, according to her family and friends.
“She never seemed to suffer any ill effects because of her upbringing,’’ Tom Smith said yesterday afternoon in Barnstable District Court. Smith continued, turning from Judge Gary Nickerson to [abortion doctor] Rapin Osathanondh, sitting about 20 feet away.

“You, sir,’’ Smith started, but was interrupted by Nickerson, who advised him not to comment directly to the defendant. Smith turned again to Osathanondh and continued, “You, sir, destroyed a precious flower that blossomed in our lives, not accidentally but on purpose.’’

9/14/2010
The Cape Code Times is Reporting

The doctor who performed an abortion on Laura Hope Smith and admitted that his actions led to her death while she was under his care was led out of Barnstable Superior Court in handcuffs this afternoon.

In addition to receiving a jail sentence for pleading guilty to the criminal charge of involuntary manslaughter, Dr. Rapin Osathanondh, 67, settled a civil suit and will pay $2 million to Smith’s parents, Tom and Eileen Smith of Sandwich.

Technically, Osathanondh was sentenced to two and a half years in jail, but through the plea bargain that time was reduced to six months, with release on parole after three months in the jail. Should Osathanondh be arrested or violate conditions of his probation after his release, he could be sent back to jail to serve out the entire two-year term. In addition, his sentence includes nine months home confinement during which he must wear an electronic monitoring device and cannot leave his house except in emergencies or for a pre-approved medical appointment; he can not practice medicine, cannot teach anything having to do with medical science and cannot contact the family.

The sentence also prohibits him from commenting on the case in any Internet social networking site, with Facebook specifically mentioned.

Defense attorney Paul Cirel said Osathanondh has “the most profound remorse and regret for Laura’s death for which he has taken and accepts responsibility.”

Osathanondh said nothing during his sentencing, but turned his eyes towards his victim’s parents as Tom Smith began to speak about the loss of his daughter. Osathanondh dropped his head as Smith told the court that he and his wife adopted Laura when she was 4 years old. “Laura was a delightful girl … she had a unique smile and a personality that lit up a room,”

Eileen Smith said, “Today man’s justice is being issued … the court is showing mercy.”

Smith, 22, never awoke after undergoing the procedure at the Women’s Health Center in Hyannis on Sept. 13, 2007.

Osathanondh pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter yesterday – the third anniversary of Laura Hope Smith’s death.

Last week, Maryland suspended the medical license of abortion doctor Romeo Ferrer, who killed Denise Crowe during an abortion he performed in 2006, declaring that Ferrer presented such a danger that “the public health, safety or welfare require emergency action in this case.”

This month, Maryland also suspended the medical licenses of Utah abortionist Nicola Riley and Delaware abortionist George Shepard for their participation in an illegal late-term abortion scheme that landed one woman in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. That scheme was operated by the notorious Stephen Chase Brigham, whose New Jersey license has been suspended effective Thursday. News story below:


Vicki Saporta, spokesperson National Abortion Federation contends that abortion is safe despite the facts that women are dropping like flies in injuries and deaths. Saporata, said this regarding the suspension of two additional abortion doctors involved in a serious abortion related injury in Maryland, “It is no surprise that abortion opponents are attempting to use the recent investigation of a Maryland clinic to depict abortion as unsafe and providers as unregulated. However, this case is not representative of the state of abortion care in Maryland or throughout the rest of the country….Yet, that is exactly what abortion opponents are doing. They are using this opportunity to call for more regulations on all providers in an attempt to further their goal of limiting women’s access to abortion care…Abortion providers should not be targeted for more regulations based on the troubled career of Steven Brigham.” However, earlier this week, Saporta said this, “They need to expand their investigation and look at all of the clinics he owns and operates in Maryland and determine if they, in fact, are also providing substandard care, And if so,” she added, regulators should “close them permanently.

In 1990 according to The Providence ( A Canadian Newspaper) Abortionist Steven Brigham attended a National Abortion Federation Conference, where he was quoted in the paper as stating the NAF party line that , “We believe women deserve the best care.” Old news stories also indicate that despite Brigham’s despicable behavior of botched and dangerous abortions, pro-choice supporters routinely came out to escort women into his clinics.

More on Brigham here

Pro-Life leaders are holding a press conference Wednesday to discuss these abortion clinic injuries, deaths, sentences, suspensions, and illegal activities and will call for criminal charges against the four abortionists who were suspended last week..

Today, justice was done,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, who helped advise Eileen Smith after her daughter’s death and encouraged her to file complaints with the medical board and prosecutors. “Our condolences and prayers continue to be with the Smith family, who showed such an amazing strength of faith and courage throughout this ordeal.”

This conviction is an object lesson to prosecutors across the nation that abortionists can and should be held criminally accountable to the law for the sake of justice and public safety. There are abortionists out there right now who are endangering the lives of women who should be joining Osathanondh in jail. We hope today’s sentencing will encourage prosecutors to file criminal charges against abortionists who are breaking the law. Leaving these kinds of cases to the medical boards and civil courts is simply not good enough.”

Abortion doctor sentenced to jail for woman’s death

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, abortion complication, abortion death, abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, abortionist, National Abortion Federation, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life, Steven Chase Brigham with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2010 by saynsumthn

9/14/2010
The Cape Code Times is Reporting

The doctor who performed an abortion on Laura Hope Smith and admitted that his actions led to her death while she was under his care was led out of Barnstable Superior Court in handcuffs this afternoon.

In addition to receiving a jail sentence for pleading guilty to the criminal charge of involuntary manslaughter, Dr. Rapin Osathanondh, 67, settled a civil suit and will pay $2 million to Smith’s parents, Tom and Eileen Smith of Sandwich.
Technically, Osathanondh was sentenced to two and a half years in jail, but through the plea bargain that time was reduced to six months, with release on parole after three months in the jail. Should Osathanondh be arrested or violate conditions of his probation after his release, he could be sent back to jail to serve out the entire two-year term. In addition, his sentence includes nine months home confinement during which he must wear an electronic monitoring device and cannot leave his house except in emergencies or for a pre-approved medical appointment; he can not practice medicine, cannot teach anything having to do with medical science and cannot contact the family.

The sentence also prohibits him from commenting on the case in any Internet social networking site, with Facebook specifically mentioned.

Defense attorney Paul Cirel said Osathanondh has “the most profound remorse and regret for Laura’s death for which he has taken and accepts responsibility.”

Osathanondh said nothing during his sentencing, but turned his eyes towards his victim’s parents as Tom Smith began to speak about the loss of his daughter. Osathanondh dropped his head as Smith told the court that he and his wife adopted Laura when she was 4 years old. “Laura was a delightful girl … she had a unique smile and a personality that lit up a room,”

Eileen Smith said, “Today man’s justice is being issued … the court is showing mercy.”

Smith, 22, never awoke after undergoing the procedure at the Women’s Health Center in Hyannis on Sept. 13, 2007.

Osathanondh pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter yesterday – the third anniversary of Laura Hope Smith’s death.

Last week, Maryland suspended the medical license of abortion doctor Romeo Ferrer, who killed Denise Crowe during an abortion he performed in 2006, declaring that Ferrer presented such a danger that “the public health, safety or welfare require emergency action in this case.”

This month, Maryland also suspended the medical licenses of Utah abortionist Nicola Riley and Delaware abortionist George Shepard for their participation in an illegal late-term abortion scheme that landed one woman in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. That scheme was operated by the notorious Stephen Chase Brigham, whose New Jersey license has been suspended effective Thursday. News story below:


Vicki Saporta, spokesperson National Abortion Federation contends that abortion is safe despite the facts that women are dropping like flies in injuries and deaths. Saporata, said this regarding the suspension of two additional abortion doctors involved in a serious abortion related injury in Maryland, “It is no surprise that abortion opponents are attempting to use the recent investigation of a Maryland clinic to depict abortion as unsafe and providers as unregulated. However, this case is not representative of the state of abortion care in Maryland or throughout the rest of the country….Yet, that is exactly what abortion opponents are doing. They are using this opportunity to call for more regulations on all providers in an attempt to further their goal of limiting women’s access to abortion care…Abortion providers should not be targeted for more regulations based on the troubled career of Steven Brigham.” However, earlier this week, Saporta said this, “They need to expand their investigation and look at all of the clinics he owns and operates in Maryland and determine if they, in fact, are also providing substandard care, And if so,” she added, regulators should “close them permanently.

In 1990 according to The Providence ( A Canadian Newspaper) Abortionist Steven Brigham attended a National Abortion Federation Conference, where he was quoted in the paper as stating the NAF party line that , “We believe women deserve the best care.” Old news stories also indicate that despite Brigham’s despicable behavior of botched and dangerous abortions, pro-choice supporters routinely came out to escort women into his clinics.

More on Brigham here

Pro-Life leaders are holding a press conference Wednesday to discuss these abortion clinic injuries, deaths, sentences, suspensions, and illegal activities and will call for criminal charges against the four abortionists who were suspended last week..

Today, justice was done,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, who helped advise Eileen Smith after her daughter’s death and encouraged her to file complaints with the medical board and prosecutors. “Our condolences and prayers continue to be with the Smith family, who showed such an amazing strength of faith and courage throughout this ordeal.”

This conviction is an object lesson to prosecutors across the nation that abortionists can and should be held criminally accountable to the law for the sake of justice and public safety. There are abortionists out there right now who are endangering the lives of women who should be joining Osathanondh in jail. We hope today’s sentencing will encourage prosecutors to file criminal charges against abortionists who are breaking the law. Leaving these kinds of cases to the medical boards and civil courts is simply not good enough.”

Pro-life Leaders Will Call for Criminal Abortion Prosecutions

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, abortion coma, abortion complication, abortion death, abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, abortionist, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life, Steven Chase Brigham with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2010 by saynsumthn

Press Conference:
Contact: Troy Newman, President, Operation Rescue, info@operationrescue.org

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 14 /Christian Newswire/ — A press conference will be held in Annapolis, Maryland tomorrow to discuss recent events that include the suspension the medical licenses of three Maryland abortionists, one New Jersey abortionist, and the conviction of manslaughter of a fifth abortionist in Massachusetts.
Press Conference Details:

WHEN: Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at 11:00 AM
WHERE: In front of the State House located on State Circle in Annapolis, Maryland
WHO: Troy Newman, Operation Rescue; Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Christian Defense Coalition; Peter Shinn, Pro-Life Unity; Jack Ames, Defend Life; Rachel Sargent, Cherish Life Ministries; Michael Martelli, Living Hope for Life; Others

Yesterday, Massachusetts abortionist Rapin Osathanondh pled guilty to one charge of manslaughter for his criminal negligence in the abortion death of Laura Hope Smith in 2007. He is scheduled to be sentenced today to three months in the County jail, four months of house arrest, and three years of probation.

“Osathanondh’s manslaughter conviction should encourage prosecutors across the nation to criminally charge other abortionists who are breaking the law,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It is the only way to protect women from suffering at the hands of these dangerous and predatory abortionists, on which traditional forms of discipline simply do not work.”

Last week, Maryland suspended the medical license of Romeo Ferrer, who killed Denise Crowe in 2006, declaring that Ferrer presented such a danger that “the public health, safety or welfare require emergency action in this case.”

Maryland also suspended the medical licenses of Utah abortionist Nicola Riley and Delaware abortionist George Shepard for their participation in an illegal late-term abortion scheme that landed one woman in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. That scheme was operated by the notorious Stephen Chase Brigham, whose New Jersey license has been suspended effective Thursday.

The pro-life groups plan to discuss the crisis of illegal abortion activity and other abuses that currently define the abortion industry, and will call for criminal charges against the four abortionists who were suspended last week.

Abortion doctor pleads guilty to manslaughter in patient death

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, abortion complication, abortion death, abortion injury, abortionist, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2010 by saynsumthn

From the Boston Herald 9/13/2010

A Massachusetts [abortion] doctor has pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge in the case of a woman who died after he performed an abortion on her.

Dr. Rapin Osathanondh (O-SATH’-an-on), entered the plea when trial began Monday in Barnstable Superior Court on Cape Cod on the third anniversary of the death of Laura Hope Smith.

Attorney David Angueira, who represents Smith’s parents in a lawsuit they filed against the doctor, says he will be sentenced Tuesday.

Prosecutors allege Osathanondh did not properly monitor the 22-year-old woman from Sandwich while she was under anesthesia and failed to call 911 in a timely manner.

Osathanondh resigned his medical license after the state Board of Registration in Medicine issued a list of charges against him.

Cape Cod online reports that,the guilty plea followed an agreement between Cape and Islands First Assistant District Attorney Brian Glenny and defense attorneys Paul Cirel and Serina Barkley of Boston.

Osathanondh faced a possible 20 years in state prison. But the recommended sentence, endorsed by prosecutor and defense, calls for less time in jail.

The Anchor reported that, Mark Crutcher, head of Life Dynamics, a Texas group whose motto is “Pro-Life: without compromise, without exception, without apology,” said it is “impossible” to know how many times this sad situation plays out in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control keep statistics, with an entire division dedicated to abortion surveillance, but those numbers are woefully inaccurate.

In one year alone, his staff of three found 16 deaths as a result of abortion while the CDC found only two.

“How could we find eight times as many with our tiny little resources, and no one is required to report to us?” he asked. “We were finding exponentially more deaths than the CDC was listing. What’s going on at the CDC is a crime.”

The CDC performs “hijinks” to make sure that abortions are not counted. In one case, Life Dynamics had an autopsy that found a Florida woman’s death was abortion-related. In that case, the abortionist had let his medical license lapse. The CDC ruled that he was not a licensed physician when he performed the abortion, making the procedure illegal. And since there is no category for illegal abortion, her death was counted as “complications of maternity.”

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A Statement issued from the victim’s mother Eileen Smith states,

There was a plea deal offered by the defendant that the Judge accepted after all day negotiations. Abortionist Rapin Osathanondh is being sentenced tomorrow at 2 PM. Any one can come and watch the sentencing. He received a 2 year sentence at the House of Corrections. He has to serve 3 months there in jail then 3 months in home confinement. His probation is for 3 years.

TODAY IS THE THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF LAURA’S DEATH. HOW APPROPRIATE IT SHOULD ALL END ON THIS DAY!

Looking back, Eileen told The Anchor that she saw clues that her daughter could have been pregnant, but at the time she was not able to connect the dots. “I noticed that she had put a little weight on, but I thought it was my home cooking. It wasn’t even on my radar screen that she could possibly be pregnant,” she said.

She thought raising her children in a Christ-centered home would mean that abortion would never be an option. She sees now that she was wrong.

“Before Laura died, I didn’t even know we were Pro-Life. I didn’t think you could do anything,” she said. “Now I realize that it was people like me that keep abortion legal.”

“The expression that evil abounds when good people do nothing pretty much says it all,” she added.

Now, Eileen travels all over the country, speaking at pregnancy care center banquets, churches, schools and women’s groups — telling everyone Laura’s story. She receives calls from pregnancy center employees who tell her that Laura’s story convinced another woman not to have an abortion. Sometimes she gets pictures of the babies.

Trial set in abortion homicide case

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, abortion complication, abortion death, abortion injury, abortionist, pro-choice, pro-choice violence, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2010 by saynsumthn

Trial set for Mass. doc in abortion patient death
By DENISE LAVOIE 2:38 PM 09/12/2010

BOSTON (AP) — Laura Hope Smith was 22 years old and 13 weeks pregnant when she went to see a Cape Cod doctor for an abortion. She was pronounced dead later that day.
Prosecutors charged the doctor with manslaughter, alleging that he failed to monitor her while she was under anesthesia, delayed calling 911 when she went into cardiopulmonary arrest, and later lied to try to cover up his actions.

Dr. Rapin Osathanondh, an obstetrician who was also a research associate at the Harvard School of Public Health, goes on trial Monday in Barnstable Superior Court. The trial begins on the third anniversary of Smith’s death.

Experts say it’s unusual for a doctor accused of negligence to be charged criminally. Most cases are handled through lawsuits in civil court.

“Civilly, you only need — for a doctor to be held accountable — evidence that he was careless and negligent in his care,” said Andrew Meyer, a Boston attorney who specializes in medical malpractice cases.

“That would not normally be enough for a prosecutor to bring a criminal action. However, the more extreme the action, the more extraordinary the negligence, the more likely it is that it may cross over that line where it also becomes criminal.

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe, whose office is prosecuting Osathanondh, would not discuss the case right before trial, but after Osathanondh was indicted in 2008, O’Keefe called his conduct “willful, wanton and reckless.”

Osathanondh, 67, resigned his medical license the same day the state Board of Registration in Medicine issued a scathing list of charges against him, alleging that he had “engaged in conduct that calls into question his competence to practice medicine.”

The board said Osathanondh did not have any means of monitoring Smith’s heart, and did not have oxygen or a functioning blood pressure cuff in the room during Smith’s abortion. The board also alleged that he “failed to adhere to basic cardiac life support protocol” and did not call 911 in a timely manner.

Osathanondh was also accused of deceiving staff members by claiming he gave Smith oxygen during the procedure and by saying that Smith was monitored by a pulse oximeter during her procedure. Neither step was taken, the board said.

2008 News Story:

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Here is the actual 911 call from the abortion clinic –

More Information here

911 Call in Death of Laura Smith

Transcript here

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(Brad Puffer, NECN) – A Cape Cod Doctor accused of manslaughter after a patient who came in for an abortion died, pleaded not guilty Thursday in court. Dr. Rapin Osathanondh was arraigned Thursday in Barnstable Superior Court. He was released on personal recognizance after surrendering his passport. Prosecutors say the 22-year-old Laura Smith’s heart stopped last September while she was under anesthesia at Osathanondh’s Hyannis office. They blame willful, reckless conduct by the doctor. Osathanondh has been ordered to turn in his passport as he awaits trial.


Doctor charged with manslaughter in death of abortion patient

2008: Dr. Rapin Osathanondh indicted in the death of Laura Hope Smith

link to charges

The board alleged, among other things, that Osathanondh had placed the patient under sedation without any means of cardiac monitoring and no blood pressure cuff. The board said the doctor had no assistant who could administer sedation and monitor the patient and no assistant who could assist in resuscitating her. And it said he “failed to timely initiate a call to 911.” The board also alleged that Osathanondh had made a variety of false statements.

The board said Osathanondh tried to waken the patient after the procedure, but she did not respond. She was later transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead… Globe.
This is a link to the Board of Medicine. It shows how lax the doctor was in monitoring Laura Smith during the procedure. Osathanondh did the abortion on 22-year-old Laura Smith, who died in September at his Women’s Health Center abortion business. Eileen Smith, Laura’s mother, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Osathanondh in Barnstable Superior Court on March 10. Osathanondh, 65, graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Mahidol University, Thailand, in 1967. He received his license to practice medicine in Massachusetts in 1974. He was a solo practitioner at the Women’s Health Center, according to the board.


In 2001 abortionist, Rapin Osathanondh, allegedly threatened death to Brigham and Women’s Hospital nurses in Massachusetts. Dr. Osathanondh left Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston in 2001 following complaints that during a staff meeting he threatened to “execute” five nurses. The nurses told Boston police that Rapin Osathanondh, head of the hospital’s family planning unit, threatened during a staff meeting to “execute people. I’m going to kill you. I’m going to execute you, Texas-style.” According to a police report, Dr. Osathanondh was angry over some forms that were missing from a nursing station. A subsequent hearing determined that there is enough evidence to pursue the nurses’ complaint as valid. He was not prosecuted for the alleged threats, according to Boston Herald reports.

Abortion death manslaughter trial delayed

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, abortion complication, abortion death, abortionist, pro-choice, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , on September 8, 2010 by saynsumthn

Trial Delayed In Massachusetts Abortion Manslaughter Case

Barnstable, MA – The trial of abortionist Rapin Osathanondh, who is accused of manslaughter in the abortion-related death of Laura Hope Smith, 22, has been delayed one week. The trial is now scheduled to begin on September 14, 2010, exactly 3 years and one day after Laura died in Osathanondh’s understaffed and ill-equipped Hyannis abortion clinic from complications to a powerful anesthesia.

In February, 2008, Osathanondh surrendered his medical license and signed an agreement to never again seek licensing in any state. He is also being sued by Laura’s family in civil court for wrongful death.

Shortly after the death, Operation Rescue was contacted by Laura’s mother, Eileen Smith. OR advised Mrs. Smith to file a complaint with the medical board and helped her pursue criminal charges.

“We find comfort that Laura’s death was not in vain,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It has gotten a dangerous abortionist off the street and has led at least one of Laura’s friends to reject abortion. Women are safer today because of the courageous way Laura’s family has fought for justice. We have the utmost respect for them. It is just tragic that someone had to die for this to happen. We pray that justice will be done under the law and that the Smith family can finally have closure and healing.”

The 2008 News Story

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