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Suspended abortion docs dukes it out with pro-lifers outside hearing room

Posted in Abortionist, Abortionist Investigated, Abortionist loses medical license, Abortionist Medical Board with tags , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2014 by saynsumthn

An abortion doc whose license was just suspended after the state health department found abysmal conditions at his Michigan abortion clinic went head to head with pro-life leaders outside the hearing room.

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According to a report by Operation Rescue, Abortionist Robert Alexander appeared before the Michigan Board of Medicine this week for a final hearing on charges of gross negligence and incompetence after he was caught operating a squalid abortion facility in Muskegon that rivaled conditions found at Kermit Gosnell’s Philadelphia “House of Horror.”

Despite the fact that an administrative judge found that Alexander, who suffers from mental illness, was not fit to practice medicine and recommended his permanent license revocation, the Board voted to suspend Alexander’s license for 6 months and 1 day. They also told Alexander that he would have to re-apply to have his license reinstated, at which time he would be required to pay a fine of $75,000.

If Alexander does not reapply for licensing, his license would not be automatically renewed after his suspension and he would continue to be barred from practicing in Michigan. ( read more here)

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Outside the hearing room, the abortion doctor accused pro-lifers of using inside connections to close his clinics down. Pro-life leaders had an angry response, “May I remind you that it was the Fire Marshall that shut the building down,” one of them stated, “It had nothing to do with the Board of Medicine or the State investigators.”

Alexander confronts prolife leaders

When asked about the accusations by former patients that he had botched abortions he responded, “Botched abortions is when they are done wrong. Every patient is handled with care. Every patient is handled with delicate gloves, “ Alexander told a WoodTV8 reporter.

To avoid further questions by the news media, Alexander said, “Let me go, okay? I gotta go, I got to go to see some patients right...”

He was then asked by eh reporter, “How can you see patients, you don’t have a license?

The conversation which clearly shows how confused this abortion doctor is has been uploaded in full by WoodTV8:

Here the abortionist blames the death of his wife who died this year on harassment by pro-lifers but then he later calls the people from Right to Life, “good people.”

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He also elaborates on why he can still practice telling the reporter that the revocation of suspension order isn’t in effect yet.

The pro-lifers then respond to his accusations that they placed someone inside his office to get him closed down.

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That accusation is based on an article published by Life News in 2012.

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Pro-life activist Lynn Mills explains that one of Alexander’s staffers wanted out of the abortion business so she contacted Abby Johnson’s group. Mills says that Johnson put the former clinic worker in touch with Operation Rescue who asked her if she wanted to file a complaint against the clinic.

It is no secret for officials to use former employees to gather inside information or complaints about people doing illegal or unprofessional activities which cause harm to the public. Alexander just needs to face the facts, he did this to himself and there is no one else to blame.

Abortionist blames pro-lifers for license suspension despite his dismal record

Posted in Abortionist, Abortionist Investigated, Abortionist loses medical license, Abortionist Sexual, Abortionist Under Investigation with tags , , , , , , , on May 13, 2014 by saynsumthn
Abortionist Harold Alexander

Abortionist Harold Alexander

Maryland abortionist Harold Alexander is crying fowl to the news media after the state suspended his medical license.

Alexander is an abortionist who has been in trouble more than once.

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Alexander worked with notorious abortionist James Pendergraft, and Operation rescue called his most recent action a “slap on the wrist”. Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue said that Harold O. Alexander was operating an illegal late term abortion clinic along with Pendergraft while on probation for botched abortions and improper sexual advances.

During this time, the state had passed regulations requiring abortion clinics to be licensed. When Operation Rescue discovered Alexander’s clinic was never licensed, they filed a complaint with Medical Board and Board of Health Care Quality, who performed an inspection and confirmed the information. The state also found that Alexander was using unlicensed personal to do anesthesia and wasn’t monitoring women in recovery. As a result in the most recent action, Alexander has received a three month suspension and supervised three year probation.

ABC7’s news team spoke to the abortionist, “The pro-life element has targeted me, and they continue to target me,” Alexander said.

Any physician who performs abortions in the United States is likely to be a target of this far-right element,” Alexander told ABC7.

But, a review of the Maryland Board of Physicians website states Alexander’s license was suspended for “unprofessional conduct,” and states he “trained employees to administer sedating medications…[and] neither were licensed.” (read order here)

Alexander denies the allegations.

Never, never happened. Was not true,” he said. “I have never in 30 years of practicing – I have never allowed anyone who was not licensed to administer any type of intravenous medication.”

2014 Suspencion

Operation Rescue has responded to the accusations by Alexander here.

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Here is how Operation Rescue reported the April 2014 Medical Board Action:

Maryland abortionist Harold O. Alexander has once again had his medical license suspended for three months, according to a consent order issued by the Maryland Board of Physicians (MDBP) on April 16, 2014. The suspension is Alexander’s second in two years and is related to his operation of an illegal unlicensed abortion facility. He will also have to serve three years of probation.

The Board found Alexander was found guilty of “unprofessional conduct” and violating a previous consent order. The first year of his probation, Alexander is barred from the solo practice of medicine and must only work under the supervision of a Board-approved physician, who must file monthly reports on Alexander’s medical practices with a disciplinary panel of the MDBP.

“The fact that Alexander will be back in business in three months is ludicrous. This man has proved again and again that he is not fit to practice medicine and has no regard for the laws and regulations that govern the practice of medicine in Maryland, much less the safety of his patients,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

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OCTOBER 2013 ACTION

haroldalexanderThe Maryland Board of Physicians issued a “cease and desist” order on Friday, October 25, 2013, to Harold O. Alexander, of Forestville, Maryland, ordering him to stop performing abortions and stop administrating certain drugs, including sedation.

Operation Rescue investigations confirmed that Alexander was operating an unlicensed abortion clinic, Integrated Ob/Gyn, last June. A recorded undercover phone call made to Moore ObGyn, which shares an office with Integrated ObGyn, revealed that Alexander was conducting abortions four days per week – mostly in the evenings – and that he was charging women an extra $100 per abortion for pain relief. Those who could not afford the extra fee had to endure the excruciating pain of a surgical abortion.

Operation Rescue turned the documentation it obtained over to a local pro-life activist that ensured that it reached the hands of the appropriate authorities then published a report concerning its findings. [Read the report here.]

“Alexander’s cease and desist order represents a huge victory for Operation Rescue as well as for women and their pre-born babies that were endangered by Alexander’s shoddy abortion practices,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “This represents over two and a half years of work by our investigative staff and validates our allegations against Alexander, who we consider a danger to the public.”

As a result, the Maryland Office of Health Care Quality inspected Alexander’s office on Monday, October 21, 2013, and discovered that not only was Alexander’s abortion business unlicensed, but he was allowing unqualified “Med Aids” to administer IV drugs and sedation in violation of Maryland Code Regulations, which requires such medications be administered only by a physician or qualified nurse anesthetist. Alexander’s practices mirror those of Pennsylvania abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted earlier this year of three counts of murder and hundreds of other abortion-related crimes.

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This is the same abortionist who was censured for making inappropriate sexual comments to his abortion patients, something the abortion industry turns a blind eye to because it has become so prevalent:

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Pro-choice Wife abuser abortionist Suspended Over Drug Charges

Posted in Abortion, Abortion complication, Abortionist, pro-choice, pro-choice violence, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , on June 1, 2012 by saynsumthn

Troubled Virginia Abortionist Suspended Over Drug Charges
• Written by Operation Rescue
• Posted June 1, 2012 at 10:50 am

Reston, VA — Abortionist Joel Match’s medical license was summarily suspended last month by the Virginia Board of Medicine amid findings that he was operating a “pill mill” that dispensed dangerous narcotics to at least ten patients without prior treatment or proper medical work-ups, some of which were known drug addicts.
Calls to his Chantilly “pain treatment center” were unanswered.

“There is no doubt that Match presented a serious danger to the public. We are thankful he is out of commission for now and are praying that Virginia will eventually revoke his medical license. Match’s troubles are far from unique. Our research shows that drug abuse and the illegal distribution of drugs is fairly common among abortionists,” said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation.

Kermit Gosnell of Pennsylvania, who faces murder charges for killing babies born alive during late-term abortions, was discovered after police raided it his clinic thinking he operated a “pill mill.” Florida abortionist Harry Perper was arrested last year and charged with the illegal distribution of drugs. Other abortionists in Pennsylvania and Maryland have been arrested and/or disciplined within the last year on similar charges.

Match has a long history of problem behavior. He formerly worked for Nova Women’s Healthcare in Fairfax, Virginia, where he was employed by Mi Yong Kim, an abortionist who lost her own medical license in 2007 after killing a woman during an abortion. Kim is again under investigation for a botched abortion at Nova that was documented and reported by pro-life activists working with Operation Rescue in April, 2012.

Match was sued in 2009, along with Kim, after he gave patient Regina Tetteh a negligently performed abortion. He had informed her that her pregnancy was in her uterus when in reality, she suffered from an ectopic pregnancy. Match noted in Teeteh’s medical record that he had successfully completed the abortion of an 8 week pregnancy even though a 12 week old fetus remained dangerously lodged in her fallopian tube. Teetah began to experience increasingly worse pain and bleeding after the abortion. Instead of sending her to an emergency room, Kim rescheduled her for a second abortion several days later. Before she could make that appointment, Teetah collapsed in pain after her fallopian tube exploded, threatening her life. She unsuccessfully attempted to crawl to a phone to call for help. Her fiancé discovered her later on the floor of their home and called 911. Teeteh survived her ordeal but continued to experience pain and other issues for years.

Court records also show that Match also has a history of spousal abuse. In his 1992 divorce, the court found that Match has subjected his wife to physical abuse, including, “choking her, body-slamming her, kicking her, throwing her down the stairs, beating her face, pulling her hair and screaming at her.” Records also show that Match underwent psychiatric treatment and counseling “with respect to his violence and cruelty to a woman (his wife).”

“The documents on Match paint an ugly picture of hatred of women, sloppy abortions, and involvement with illegal drugs. That is a recipe for disaster for the women and their babies that this criminal preyed upon,” said Sullenger. “What is frightening is that we know there are many other abortionists like Match – and worse – still out there that just haven’t been caught yet. Women have no idea what they will get when they walk into an abortion clinic in America.”

Gruesome find: Abortionist office raided after woman dies ; police find fetuses in freezer

Posted in Abby Johnson, abortion clinic safety, Abortion death, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, Crazy People, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2010 by saynsumthn

State: West Phila. doctor’s practice ‘deplorable
By John Shiffman, Sam Wood, and Marie McCullough

2/22/2010

State authorities last night suspended the medical license of a West Philadelphia doctor whose practice was raided last week by federal drug agents.

The suspension came after a hours-long search of Kermit B. Gosnell’s practice, Women’s Medical Society, at 3801 Lancaster Ave. in Powelton Village.

The suspension order says the conditions of the clinic were “deplorable and unsanitary.”

It states: “There was blood on the floor, and parts of aborted fetuses were displayed in jars.”

The order calls Gosnell’s continued practice of medicine “an immediate and clear danger to the public health and safety.”

Calls to Gosnell at his clinic were not answered last night.

On Thursday, FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration agents executed a search warrant at the clinic, state officials said.

FBI spokesman J.J. Klaver last night declined to elaborate on the FBI-DEA investigation or to confirm that Gosnell was a subject of the probe.

Law enforcement sources, however, said the FBI, DEA, and state drug agents who executed the search warrant had been investigating Gosnell, who is in his late 60s, on suspicion of illegal distribution of prescription painkillers.

During the search, the sources said, DEA and FBI agents discovered evidence that triggered a call to state authorities, who regulate Pennsylvania’s abortion laws.

The suspension order also alleges that on or about Nov. 20, a patient died after being treated at the clinic by an unlicensed employee.

The woman, who was not named and was in the clinic for an abortion, was given 10 mg of Demerol and 12.5 mg of promethazine. When the patient began experiencing cramping, she asked for more pain medication, and Gosnell told the unlicensed employee to administer it, the order states.

The woman allegedly was given 75 mg of Demerol, 12.5 mg of promethazine, and 10 mg of diazepam, and later more anesthetic in preparation for the abortion.

After the abortion, the order states, the woman “started to have arrhythmia and then went into V-fib” (ventricular fibrillation). She was taken to an unnamed hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Last night, a Philadelphia police officer outside Gosnell’s office said the doctor and staff were in the office talking to authorities. They did not comment.

The office, which also bears the name Family Medical Society, is a block from Presbyterian Medical Center.

It is a three-story brick structure with a two-story annex. On the front is a silhouette of a man and woman holding hands with a child, the symbol of the practice.

The practice includes dental, family planning, family practice, geriatrics, and physical therapy, according to a list on the front of the building.

Abortionist Andrew Rutland in trouble with State Medical Board – AGAIN!

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortionist, Andrew Rutland, Anti-abortion, pro-choice, Pro-Life, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , on February 18, 2010 by saynsumthn

The LA Times Reporting:
Doctor barred from surgeries allegedly caught violating order
An undercover investigator says Dr. Andrew Rutland advised her to have a chemical abortion. The lawyer for Rutland, disciplined after an abortion patient’s death, says he performed no surgeries.
By Lisa Girion
February 18, 2010

Less than a month after Dr. Andrew Rutland was barred from performing surgeries after an abortion patient’s death, state medical authorities say they caught the physician in an undercover sting apparently violating the court order.

For the second time in as many months, state officials are seeking the immediate suspension of the Chula Vista physician’s license. A hearing is set for Thursday in San Diego. Rutland could not be reached for comment.

His lawyer, Paul M. Hittelman, said Rutland did nothing to violate the court’s order.

“It’s not asserted that he was doing any surgical procedures,” said Hittelman, adding that Rutland’s physician daughter performed those procedures.

On Jan. 7, Administrative Law Judge James Ahler stopped short of granting the request by lawyers for the Medical Board of California, deciding instead to temporarily limit his practice until a full hearing could be held. One potential problem for the state was proving that Rutland posed an immediate danger — given that it took five months to bring its case.

This time, lawyers for the medical board will present evidence of a sting operation hatched a couple of days after the January hearing.

At that time, in response to a request from Rutland’s lawyer seeking clarification of the no-surgery order, the judge amended it to specifically ban him from performing “first trimester abortions and endometrial curettage procedures.”

Two weeks later, Medical Board investigator Carmen Aguilera-Marquez made an appointment for an abortion at A Women’s Choice Family Planning Clinic in Chula Vista. She used an undercover alias and brought a urine sample from a pregnant woman.

At the clinic, she saw Rutland in a room through an open door standing by a woman lying on an examination table, according to a petition filed by the board. The patient’s legs were bent, and Rutland was looking into the patient’s cervical area, she said.

She spoke with a friend of the patient who told her that the woman was there for a “chemical abortion,” a spontaneous miscarriage induced with pills inserted by a physician, she said in the petition.

Later, when she was asked to undergo a pregnancy test, the investigator went into a bathroom and filled the cup with urine she brought with her, she said.

Rutland determined she was seven weeks pregnant. He said his physician daughter performs surgical abortions but was not in that day, she said, and advised that she allow him to do a chemical abortion.

The investigator insisted on a surgical procedure, and an appointment was scheduled for another day, she said in the petition.

Dr. Jessica Kingston, an expert physician retained by the medical board, said in the petition that by counseling the patient and “being ready, willing and capable of prescribing the necessary medications for an abortion, and determining whether the patient was a candidate for a medical abortion, Dr. Rutland is performing first trimester abortions.”

“We believe nothing was done that would violate the order as amended or in its original form, for that matter,” Hittelman said. Rutland was accused in December of negligence in attempting to perform a high-risk, second-trimester abortion in an ill-equipped and unsanitary back room of an acupuncture clinic in San Gabriel.

The patient, 30-year-old Ying Chen, fell into a coma and eventually died from a toxic reaction to a drug Rutland administered, the autopsy report said.

At the time, Rutland was on probation and practicing under another physician’s supervision. The medical board acknowledged this month that it violated its own rules by allowing Christopher Dotson Jr., a Los Angeles doctor with a spotty disciplinary record of his own, to serve as Rutland’s monitor.

Rutland first surrendered his license in 2002 in a high-profile case involving the deaths of two infants. In 2007, Rutland convinced the board that he had been rehabilitated and regained his license.

Previous Stories: California Abortionist to face medical board after death of abortion patient

Abortion doc banned from doing abortions after death of patient, retains license to practice medicine

And : California: Abortion doc with dead patient monitored by abortion doc with dead patient, huh?

And: Allegations Of Molestation, Negligence Haunt Chula Vista Abortion Clinic

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Here is what Operation Rescue wrote:

Abortionist Rutland Caught Doing Abortions In Violation of Suspension

February 18, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Operation Rescue’s own undercover sting recording submitted to the Board as evidence of illegal activity

Chula Vista, CA – The California Medical Board has asked for the emergency suspension of Andrew Rutland’s medical license after an undercover sting conducted by Board investigators caught him doing first trimester chemical abortions even though he has been banned from the procedure.

Rutland was scheduled to appear before a judge in San Diego County this afternoon.

Rutland’s license was only partially suspended on January 7, 2010, after Ying Chen died from a backroom abortion at a dirty, ill-equipped acupuncture clinic in San Gabriel as a result of a botched second trimester abortion done by Rutland. He was banned from surgery and from doing abortions.

Subsequently, Rutland asked for permission to continue doing first trimester abortions, but on January 12, the Board issued a clarification specifically banning him from doing them.

Independently from the Medical Board, Operation Rescue conducted an undercover sting of its own on February 3, 2010, wherein a woman posing as a potential abortion customer received an appointment for a surgical abortion with Rutland for later that day.

Operation Rescue immediately contacted the Medical Board and submitted a copy of the recorded conversation.

Listen to the call

Rutland’s attorney told the LA Times that Rutland’s daughter was actually doing the surgical abortions, but in the call made by Operation Rescue, the receptionist “Rhea” indicated that the caller’s appointment would be with Dr. Rutland, referring frequently to “him.” There was no mention of another physician.

“For the second time in two months, the California Medical Board is asking for the suspension of Rutland’s full license because of the danger he poses to the public,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We pray this time they get it. We will continue to work though all legal channels available to us until he is out of the abortion business for good.”

Rutland has a long and troubled history. Rutland’s license had been previously revoked in 2003, after his negligence caused the death of a wanted baby during childbirth. Rutland lied to the parents about the child’s cause of death. At that time he was on probation for the deaths of two other infants. In 2007, Rutland’s license was reinstated.

He took over a Chula Vista abortion clinic from abortionist Nolan Jones, who had his license revoked in March, 2009, for violations ranging from botched abortions to fraud. Jones had replaced unlicensed abortionist Bertha Bugarin, who is serving nearly 7 years in state prison for illegal abortions. Bugarin had stepped in after abortionist Phillip Rand surrendered his medical license due to his part in killing a woman during a botched abortion in Santa Ana in 2004.

“We pray that Rutland is the last abortionist in this cycle of abuse of women through illegal and unsafe abortions, and that this clinic will never be allowed to reopen,” said Newman.

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