Florida abortion clinic owner arrested in South Carolina
Pendergraft operates a chain of late term abortion clinics in Florida even though his medical license has been suspended in the state.
According to a report by Operation Rescue at the time of Pendergraft’s arrest on October 5, 2015, he had in his possession surgical implements that were covered in blood and human tissue from abortions he had illegally performed throughout South Carolina.
He was also in the possession of illegal narcotics.
His illegal abortion operation was described as a “mobile abortion clinic.”
Pendergraft, 58, was charged with four drug-related offenses, but remains under criminal investigation for practicing medicine without a license.
Operation Rescue also learned that his accomplice, described by Spartanburg Co. Sheriff Chuck Wright as Pendergraft’s “wife,” is Angela Jackson, 55, of Cary North Carolina.
Jackson was charged with intent to sell marijuana out of the back of Pendergraft’s vehicle.
Pro-lifers in Florida have been trying for years to stop Pendergraft from operating in the state. They say this news is an answer to prayer.
Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright announced at a press conference on Friday that his deputies arrested an man and his wife, who were operating a mobile abortion clinic out of their vehicle. The unlicensed abortionist was conducting abortions on women up and down the State of South Carolina. The arrests were made as the result of a multi-jurisdictional traffic sweep called Operation Rolling Thunder.
“We got a guy and a girl early in the week that was a traveling abortionist. He traveled around the state of South Carolina without a medical license, with drugs and with medical tools, performing in-home abortions,” Wright said. “So basically we got an illegal baby killer.”
Read more from Operation Rescue here.