Epidemic: Abortionists and Abortion clinic workers breaking the law and getting arrested!
Sept 2011 Updated story here
CBS Story here
According to a 2011 article in the Post-Gazette: Two abortionists who work at the Pennsylvania Allegheny Women’s Center an abortion clinic were charged with illegally prescribing medication to a staff member.
John P. Barrett, 41, of Mt. Lebanon, and Alton Lawson, 72, of Point Breeze, each face three counts. Dr. Barrett is the medical director at the clinic, while Dr. Alton, who previously served in that role, now only works there once a week.
An investigation by the attorney general’s office and Drug Enforcement Administration showed that the Allegheny Women’s Center, at 121 N. Highland Ave., was receiving large quantities of Diethylpropion, a medication used to treat obesity.
According to the criminal complaint, when investigators went to the clinic, they discovered that the medication was being ordered for Mark Wagner, a lab tech there. Mr. Wagner, 48, of Swissvale, had been using the drug to treat anxiety and depression.
However, Mr. Wagner was not a patient of either Dr. Barrett or Dr. Lawson, and his own psychiatrist was not aware that he was taking the medication.
Both doctors at the clinic said they did not know how much medication was being ordered for Mr. Wagner. Dr. Barrett said the clinic paid for it to compensate Mr. Wagner for working overtime, the complaint said.
When investigators spoke to Mr. Wagner, it continued, he admitted that he used the drug but also that he sold a large quantity of it to his friend. Karen Kane, 63, of Irwin, used the medicine for weight control. She is a former nurse.
Mr. Wagner is charged with conspiracy, possession and delivery of Diethylpropion.
Ms. Kane is charged with conspiracy, one count of tampering with evidence and one count of possession of a controlled substance.
During the course of the investigation, Dr. Barrett agreed to surrender his license to dispense medication at the clinic.
An obstetrician and gynecologist with UPMC, Dr. Barrett had a separate license to prescribe medicine there, which the complaint said, he did not want to turn over.
On Tuesday, a spokeswoman for UPMC said that Dr. Barrett was not authorized to work for the women’s center and he has been placed on administrative leave with the medical facility.
Another Story here
PA’s Westport News is reporting: 3 at W.Pa. abortion clinic face drug abuse charge
By: JOE MANDAK, Associated Press Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The Pennsylvania Department of Health oversees abortion clinics, but a spokeswoman there said the charges would not fall under the department’s oversight, but rather with the Department of State, which licenses physicians and had no record of discipline against either doctor, according to its website.
Health department spokeswoman Christine Cronkright couldn’t say whether the clinic whether under investigation for any of the criminal allegations revealed Tuesday, but referred The Associated Press to an inspection report last month that showed the clinic “failed to maintain a safe and sanitary environment.” It was not immediately clear whether the clinic faces sanctions for those findings.
The state health department has been criticized for its oversight of abortion clinics since a Philadelphia clinic was shut down after authorities said they found filthy and unsafe conditions last year and an trail of misconduct so gruesome that the operator was charged with eight counts of murder. The state House and Senate have since passed conflicting bills that each seek to more tightly regulate the clinics, and the health department has resumed regular inspections of the clinics.
According to the June 1 inspection of the Pittsburgh clinic, several sanitary violations were found, including a soda can in an examination room and expired endocervical specimen collection kits for a venereal disease.
The report also shows that only cold water was available at sinks in the clinic’s procedure rooms, sterilization room, recovery area and patient restrooms. Five sterilized packages of curettes were not sealed, and no expiration dates were on the packages, the report said.
AG’s Statement here
Perhaps they should also be charged with FALSE ADVERTISING:
Those arrests came on the heels of another arrest of a Planned Parenthood abortionist for drug and alcohol charges also in 2011. The California Medical Board suspended the license of a contract abortionist for Planned Parenthood</strong> who was already on probation pending an Aug. 2 hearing before an administrative law judge in Oakland, after . The Medical Board issued an “interim suspension order” on July 25 against Dr. Jesse James Joplin who, according to Medical Board documents, has worked for Planned Parenthood for 27 years. The conditions of Joplin’s probation provided that he abstain completely from the use of alcohol, submit to random urine tests four times a month, submit to a psychiatric evaluation and undergo psychotherapy, submit to monitoring by an independent physician and not engage in the solo practice of medicine, not supervise physicians assistants, and “obey all laws.”
The restrictions placed on Joplin by the Medical Board stemmed from a series of alcohol-related convictions dating back to 2007, according to the Board’s records.
The first arrest was on July 4, 2007, after Joplin was stopped for speeding by a California Highway Patrol officer. “The officer observed a plastic baggie of marijuana in the center console area” and smelled alcohol, Medical Board records show. Joplin pleaded no contest in December 2007 to “reckless driving involving alcohol, drugs, or both,” according to the records.
In September 2009, Joplin was again arrested after his “erratic driving drew the attention of another motorist, who called 911.” The arresting officer, say Medical Board records, noted Joplin had slurred speech, a strong odor of alcohol, and was disoriented to time and place. In March 2010, Joplin was convicted of misdemeanor drunken driving in connection with the 2009 arrest. He chose to go to jail instead of performing community service “in order to ‘learn a lesson,’” but “does not want to go to jail again,” the Board’s records show.
Arrests of abortion clinic staffers appears to be common:
In 2008, a former employee and abortionist for Planned Parenthood of the Columbia-Willamette in Oregon by the name of Dr. GEORGE ELLIOTT KABACY, M.D., was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for possession of child pornography. He was not practicing at the Planned Parenthood at the time of his arrest.
And according to Operation Rescue:
Earlier this year Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s late-term abortion mill was raided by the local District Attorney’s office after their investigations showed he was the largest supplier of OxyContin sold on the streets. After entering his clinic, police discovered a filthy “house of horrors” where semi-comotose women languished in labor during late-term abortions. Bodies of viable aborted babies were found that revealed that Gosnell was killing them after they were born alive. Gosnell was charges for the illegal distribution of drugs along with eight counts of murder.
In March, Florida abortionist Harry Perper was arrested and charged with racketeering, conspiracy and drug trafficking for his part in the operation of a “pill mill” where he recklessly prescribed OxyContin and other powerful pain medications.
In October 2010, Charleston police arrested abortionist Gary Boyle, 62, of Tennessee, on charges of pointing a firearm after protesters said he brandished a handgun loaded with 15 cartridges, according to a police report. The incident allegedly occurred during a scheduled vigil by an anti-abortion group outside the Charleston Women’s Medical Center.
While doing abortions for four-time suspended Florida abortionist James Pendergraft, Florida abortion doctor: Randall Whitney was arrested in March for slapping a customer of Orlando Women’s Center and charged with felony battery. After pleading not guilty through his and Pendergraft’s attorney James Buonauro, Whitney simply failed to show up for his trial.
The Cape Code Times reported that, in 2010, Massachusetts abortionist Rapin Osathanondh who performed an abortion on Laura Hope Smith and admitted that his actions led to her death while she was under his care was was arrested, tried, and convicted of her murder.
In 2008, Mississippi abortionist Malachy DeHenre was found guilty of manslaughter in January 2008 for the shooting death of his wife , which he appealed. Then In a 5-4 vote , the Mississippi Supreme Court upheld the 20-year sentence of Dr. Malachy DeHenre. The physician, a Nigeria native, was found guilty of manslaughter during his second trial for the shooting death of his wife, Nayasha, at the couple’s Laurel residence on Jan. 23, 1997
On December 11, 2001, The Oklahoman detailed the murder trial of abortionist John Baxter Hamilton. Hamilton performed abortions at the Oklahoma Clinic for Women in Oklahoma City, OK.
Hamilton was found guilty in the Valentine’s Day killing of his wife, Susan Hamilton, 55. Her nude body was found lying in blood in the master bathroom of the Hamiltons’ Quail Creek home, her skull fractured and face disfigured. She had been choked with a necktie and beaten to death.
According to Seattle’s Daily Weekly Story, Howard Levine, Ex-Dr. Viagra Who Sold ‘Roids at Starbucks, Heads Back to Prison By Rick Anderson, Wednesday, Mar. 3 2010
Abortionist Howard Levine – is back in jail. The onetime nightclub singer and abortion doctor became the Internet’s Dr. Viagra, then attempted to extort a half-million dollars from Jack in the Box, and wound up selling steroids to gay clients at his neighborhood Starbucks on Capitol Hill. For that last rap, he got out of prison in January 2009 and seven months later was caught selling meth. Last week, he was sent back to prison, his third stay in ten years.
An executive for Planned Parenthood has been ordered to serve three weekends in jail on charges of stealing wine from a Roanoke County grocery store. David Nova, vice president of Planned Parenthood Health Systems in Roanoke, was charged earlier this year with three counts of petit larceny. The charges stem from bottles of wine Nova took through a self-checkout line at the Cave Spring Kroger. The incidents occurred on two separate dates in January, according to online court records.
In 2008, Rhode Island ABC 6 News Reporter Robert Goulston reported that a local CEO of Planned Parenthood caught shoplifting at the Warwick Mall. Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island President and CEO Miriam Inocencio was caught by police stealing a shirt from Macy’s several .
Planned Parenthood official gets jailed on charges of stealing wine from Roanoke Co. store
And in 2010, a director of a Tulsa abortion clinic pleaded guilty to providing false information about a bomb at the facility.Linda Meek, 63, executive director of Reproductive Services, said she called in a false bomb threat in August.She was charged Sept. 1 with providing false and misleading information about a package found in a trash can at the clinic, at 6136 E. 32nd Place, on Aug. 13.