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Planned Parenthood doc suspended by medical board after alcohol and drug related arrests was previously disciplined after abortion patient died

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Suspended!
Medical Board yanks license of Planned Parenthood abortionist pending hearing

The California Medical Board has 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.

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. He is currently a “supervising physician” for Planned Parenthood-Mar Monte, headquartered in San Jose.

State law provides the Medical Board authority to issue such suspensions only if a physician “is about to engage in, acts or omissions constituting a violation of the Medical Practice Act… or is unable to practice safely due to a mental or physical condition, and that permitting the licensee to continue to engage in the profession for which the license was issued will endanger the public health, safety, or welfare.”

In an order that took effect on April 22, the Medical Board had suspended Joplin’s license, but stayed the revocation and instead placed him on probation for seven years. If Joplin violated any of the conditions of his probation, the order provided he would be subject to an interim suspension order.

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.

This is not the first time Joplin has been in trouble with the Medical Board. His license was revoked in 1997, but the revocation was stayed and Joplin was placed on five years probation in connection with the death of one patient and the attempted abortion of a viable fetus on a 15-year-old girl.

Medical Board records show that Joplin was found to be guilty of “gross negligence and incompetence” in the April 1990 death of 26-year-old patient “Y.G.” Joplin, the Board’s records show, failed to act on the young woman’s high blood pressure and passing proteins in her urine. After she gave birth to a baby boy, “Y.G.” died from toxemia.

Joplin was also found to have attempted an abortion on a 15-year-old girl, “M.M.,” at Planned Parenthood in Seaside in July 1993, even though state law at the time prohibited abortions on viable fetuses. Joplin underestimated the unborn girl’s gestational age – placing it at 20 weeks when, in fact, the unborn baby was 27 weeks old, according to Medical Board records. Joplin was unable to complete the abortion, and “M.M.” was transferred to a nearby hospital, where an ultrasound confirmed the unborn baby’s true age. A hospital physician induced labor and “M.M.” gave birth to a stillborn baby girl.

Joplin successfully completed the conditions of his 5-year probation in the “Y.G.” and “M.M.” cases, which required him to submit to an oral clinical exam in obstetrics and gynecology, subject himself to monitoring by another physician while on probation, complete 40 hours a year of continuing medical education, and submit to a psychiatric and a medical evaluation.

VIDEO BELOW: Dr. Jesse Joplin arrives at the Planned Parenthood abortion center in San Jose.

A Superpages online ad (here) , also shows him connected to the Feminist Womens’s Health Centers of California, a National Chain of abortion clinics. But, the clinic’s website does not verify this. But a PDF of the Group thanks him as a Contributor.

And here is a guide published in 2007, well after the death of Joplin’s patient and his complications with a late term baby on a teen girl at Planned Parenthood, from the Center for Reproductive Health and Policy, an abortion Rights Group who thanks him as a Contributor in a guide on “Early Abortion Training”…(here) – Collaborating organizations in the guide include: Center for Reproductive Health Education in Family Medicine (RHEDI), Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP), Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP), National
Abortion Federation (NAF), Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)
, Abortion Access Project, and American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA).Nice to know they rely on the “Experts”