Abortion doctor pleads guilty to manslaughter in patient death

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.

One Response to “Abortion doctor pleads guilty to manslaughter in patient death”

  1. CRIME NO 57/2009 IS A CASE OF CULPABLE HOMICIDE BY A DOCTOR TO HIDE HIS INCOMPETENCE OF ADMINISTERING INJ.DIAZEPAM FOR THE ALLERGIC REACTION OF INJ.AMPICILLIN.

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