Texas Medical Board suspends license of abortionist for violating newly enacted Pro-Life law
ON MAY 2, 2014, THE BOARD AND THEODORE HERRING, JR., M.D., ENTERED INTO AN AGREED ORDER TERMINATING THE ORDER SUSPENDING DR. HERRING’S TEXAS MEDICAL LICENSE AND PROHIBITING DR. HERRING FROM PERFORMING ABORTION PROCEDURES UNTIL HE HAS PROVIDED SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE TO THE COMPLIANCE DIVISION OF THE BOARD, AND RECEIVED NOTICE FROM THE BOARD THAT THE EVIDENCE IS SUFFICIENT, THAT HE HAS OBTAINED ADMITTING PRIVILEGES AT A HOSPITAL THAT PROVIDES OBSTETRIC OR GYNECOLOGICAL HEALTHCARE SERVICES LOCATED WITHIN 30 MILES OF THE LOCATION WHERE HE WILL PERFORM ABORTION PROCEDURES. THE BOARD FOUND DR. HERRING PERFORMED ABORTION PROCEDURES AT A FACILITY BUT DID NOT HOLD ACTIVE ADMITTING PRIVILEGES AT A HOSPITAL PROVIDING OBSTETRICAL OR GYNECOLOGICAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES NO FURTHER THAN 30 MILES FROM THE FACILITY. THIS ORDER SUPERSEDES THE PREVIOUS TEMPORARY SUSPENSION ORDER.
BREAKING NEWS: Texas Medical Board suspends license of abortionist for violating newly enacted Pro-Life law
by Texas Right to Life
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
Yesterday, the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended the license of abortionist Theodore Herring for violating new Pro-Life law House Bill 2. During an anonymous Department of State Health Services inspection held in December, Herring was found to be non-compliant with Texas law that requires abortionists to maintain admitting privileges with a local hospital. Herring was cited with illegally completing 268 abortions while failing to hold any admitting privilege at a hospital within thirty miles of where he completed abortions.
The 30 miles admitting privileges requirement has been in effect since Oct 31st when United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit overturned the US District Courts injunction. After the court decision, Planned Parenthood sought to have the Supreme Court reinstate the hold on the Pro-Life bill. The Supreme Court denied Planned Parenthood’s request, allowed the law to remain in effect, and allowed Texas to enforce the law while the court case continued in the Fifth Circuit Court. The trial was held in New Orleans in early January. Now both sides wait for the final ruling from that three-judge panel.
Texas Right to Life is proud that the Texas Medical Board has upheld the rule of law by taking this disciplinary action against Dr. Herring. Dr. Herring is not the only abortionist practicing illegally in Texas, and we encourage the Texas Medical Board and the Department of State Health Services to continue fully enforcing the Life-saving safety policies passed in House Bill 2.
Herring’s license will be suspended pending further review by the Texas Medical Board. That meeting might not occur until their next scheduled meeting in May.
Herring works at the A Affordable Women’s Medical Center in Houston.
7007 NORTH FWY #225 HOUSTON , TX 77076-1324
The provider can be reached at his practice location using the following numbers:
The provider’s official mailing address is:
5090RICHMOND AVE. #117
HOUSTON , TX
The contact numbers associated with the mailing address are:
The authorized official registered with the “1376820530” NPI Number is DR. THEODORE M HERRING JR..
The authorized official title (position) is MEDICAL DIRECTOR.