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Florida abortion clinic may close after owner’s arrest and criminal charges

Posted in Abortion clinic closed by state, Abortionist Investigated, Abortionist Under Investigation, Abortionists and Drugs, Florida Abortion Clinics, Pendergraft with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2016 by saynsumthn

The State of Florida is threatening to close an abortion clinic owned by a notorious late term abortion provider who was recently arrested on drug charges in another state. James Scott Pendergraft, who operates 5 abortion clinics in the state, was arrested in October of 2015 for possession of drugs after being stopped for speeding in South Carolina. As Live Action News previously reported, at the time of his arrest, Pendergraft, was also found to have in his possession surgical implements that were covered in blood and human tissue from abortions he had illegally performed throughout South Carolina. Despite having his medical license revoked at the time, Pendergraft was only charged with being in the possession of illegal narcotics.

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Spartanburg County filed the criminal charges against Pendergraft and made his first court appearance in December of last year.

In January 2016, The Agency for Health Car Administration (AHCA), which licenses abortion clinics in the sunshine state, filed an action to revoke Pendergraft’s license to operate the Orlando Women’s Center abortion clinic located at Lucerne Terrace. AHCA’s complaint states that, “with his arrest and criminal charges, Mr. Pendergraft is disqualified and is no longer in compliance with Florida law.”

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“It all has to do with drug charges out of South Carolina but unfortunately nothing to do with any of the other things he has done in the state,” Michele Herzog, spokesperson of Pro-life Action Ministries who side walk counsels in front of Pendergraft’s Orlando abortion facilities.

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Pendergraft has had his medical license suspended several times by the state’s medical board before it was eventually revoked indefinitely. In 2011, Pendergraft lost a lawsuit after the baby survived a late term abortion attempt. The woman was awarded $36 million in damages to take care of the child who is now severely disabled.

Herzog pointed out that Pendergraft aggressively advertises his late term abortion clinics nationwide, offering women abortion discounts to get them to his door as well appointments on Sunday. But, despite his persistence, Herzog is optimistic that his abortion clinics will eventually be shut down. She said that are a number of faithful Christians are praying in front of Pendergraft’s abortion clinics and reaching out to the women he profits off of.

PRO-LIFERS PRAY OUTSIDE FLORIDA ABORTION CLINICS

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All 5 Pendergraft abortion facilities are covered in prayer Herzog said noting that she organizes the outreach outside EPOC abortion clinic in Orlando where other faithful pro-lifers join her. Pro-lifer and evangelist John Barros and several others ministers outside Orlando Women’s Center (OWS), where pro-lifers have witnessed women taken from the clinic by ambulances. But, they often speak to women who change their mind and choose to keep their baby.

“Through Barros’ faithful ministry many babies are alive today,” Herzog said.

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Barros responded to news that OWS might be closed by the state, telling WFTV, “God uses different things in different ways and it usually is in different ways than we could ever have imagined.

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In Ft. Lauderdale, John and Tewannah Amen as well as members of Broward County Right to Life pray and sidewalk counsel outside the Ft. Lauderdale Women’s Center. Pendergraft’s Tampa and Ocala abortion facilities are also covered with prayer and pro-life sidewalk counselors on a regular basis.

This abortion empire needs to come to an end,” Herzog said.

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Pro-lifers in Florida have watched God close a number of clinics in the state including two already this year. WomanCare in Orlando and Planned Parenthood of Winter Haven closed their doors after years of prayer and hard work from the activists. Herzog said that WomanCare abortion clinic was evicted the end of January just months after she and a group of prayer warriors walked inside the clinic on Good Friday 2015 and prayed for God to close the clinic permanently. Although staff was in the building, no one knew the pro-lifers were in the waiting room until they left.

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The Winter Haven Planned Parenthood, which just closed their doors, was also covered in prayer on a regular basis. Herzog said that pro-lifer Scott Newman along with members of Sidewalk Advocates for Life, who originally reported the closing, faithfully prayed and sidewalk counseled in front of that abortion facility as well.

Voluntary Relinquishment Pending Board Action for Jailed Abortion Doc

Posted in Abortionist, Abortionist arrested, Abortionist loses medical license, Abortionist Medical Board with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2015 by saynsumthn

Back in July the Florida Medical Board issued an emergency suspension of abortionist Zvi Harry Perper’s medical license.

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According to the Florida Medical Board website, the Emergency Suspension Order was filed 7/23/14.

But a Voluntary Relinquishment Pending Board Action was filed September 10, 2014.

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The order was not on pro-life radars, because, this particular “doctor” was sitting in prison when the emergency suspension was issued.

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The Forerunner website has more here.

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But, this is not the first time Perper was before the board. There are three public complaints listed by the medical board:

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A Case from 2004 notes Perper’s involvement in an abortion at the Orlando Women’s Center abortion clinic involving a uterine perforation during the abortion where “materials from MR’s [the patient’s] uterus including a fetus and placenta, were pushed through the perforation and deposited in MR’s lower abdominal cavity.”

OUCH!

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Read more here.

Police protect abortion patient after she attacks pro-lifers

Posted in pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2014 by saynsumthn

In a recently uploaded video that looks like it takes place in the early morning outside the Orlando Women’s Center (not absolute about the location), police appear to protect an aggressive abortion patient after she attacks the pro-lifers.
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The video shows pro-lifers pleading for the woman to not kill her baby. She tells the protesters to “Shut the FU** up.”

You can hear a pro-lifer say, “Let us come alongside you and help you.” and the abortion patients yells “NO.”

She then asks, “Did I come up your vagina, your vagina or your vagina,” pointing to the protesters and then yells, “get me off that…don’t put me on that camera.”

The reply by a pro-life women operating the camera is, “As long as you are attacking us ma’am, I have the right to videotape.”
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She then aggressively moves toward the pro-lifers and in what appears to be a protective move, a pro-life man with his hands in his pockets calmly walks between the aggressive abortion patient and a pro-life woman who is videotaping.

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The patient then moves in on the pro-life woman with the video tape and begins assaulting her.

She yells “Get out of my face, I’m not playing with you,” as she moves into the pro-life woman.

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At that point a friend of the abortion patient comes up and walks her across the street, and the police arrive on scene.
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When the police officer arrives the protesters tell her over and over that the abortion patient hit them, but the officer shakes her head as if she does not believe them and they say they have video, still she escorts the patient away.

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Watch Video here:

Abortion clinic posts ad to lure girls to abort without parental knowledge

Posted in Abortion Ads, Abortion Video, Pendergraft with tags , , , on September 20, 2013 by saynsumthn

Pendergraft OWS Parental ConsentIn Florida, an abortion clinic in the state is advertising how to get abortions without parents finding out on YouTube. The video entitled How to Get an Abortion Without Your Parents Knowing was uploaded by the Orlando Womens Center abortion clinic which is operated by notorious abortionist James Pendergraft whose medical license has been suspended in the state. The video contains a links to a page on the clinic’s website which instructs minors that they can go to a judge to seek a waiver if telling their parents about the abortion is not in their best interest.

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Florida abortionist calls unborn baby a frog is only a baby when it is born and separate from it’s “host”

Posted in abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion clinic worker arrested, Abortionist, Abortionist arrested, Randall Whitney with tags , , , , , on September 17, 2013 by saynsumthn

Randall WhitneyCarFlorida Abortionist Randall Whitney said this to pro-lifers. The unborn baby, “Would not have been a full baby…It is not a being..It is not a baby. The baby is when its born, it is separate from its host…I grew up in the church…It’s not a human being…it’s a frog.”

According to Forerunner Blog:

Randall Whitney is a circuit rider abortionist for James Pendergraft’s Women’s Center mills in Orlando and Ocala specializing in 2nd trimester abortions. Whitney has testified to the Florida Department of Health and also during a civil lawsuit hearing that babies are sometimes born alive and left to die in James Pendergraft’s abortion clinics where he works.

He served a suspension in the 1980s for a malpractice incident. After that time, he began doing abortions more or less full-time.

In the mid-1990s, he tried to open a second abortion clinic in Melbourne in competition with Aware Woman. When pro-lifers discovered this, they leafleted the 5-story river-front office building where Whitney had signed a lease telling all the tenants that Whitney was an abortionist. Discovering that Whitney had lied about the nature of his business, and being very pro-life themselves, the building owners canceled his lease. In

November 2001 – Carol Howard, a patient of Whitney’s delivers a child who lived with massive birth defects after a failed abortion.

May 2004 – Carol Howard files a civil lawsuit against Randall Whitney, Pendergraft, and the Orlando Women’s Center.

A 2005 AHCA report (click to enlarge)

May 2005 – An investigation by the Agency for Health Care Adminsitration reveals testimony from clinic workers and police that babies are sometimes born alive at Oralndo Women’s Center. Whitney seems to have been the “physician” who testified that babies sometimes “twitter” when they are born alive into toilets in the abortion center.

February 2006 – Pro-life activists are alerted by emails from someone claiming to be a clinic worker employed by Whitney in Daytona Beach alleging he was violent, disobeyed medical laws, and caused young boys to be disfigured after routine circumcisions.

September 2006 – Whitney closes down his own clinic, Family Planning Center, in Daytona Beach, rather than comply with state regulators. Whitney goes back to doing abortions on-the-road.

March 2010 – Whitney is arrested at Orlando Women’s Center for aggravated battery after slapping a patient while she was on the operating table.

September 2010 – Whitney is taken out of the Orlando Women’s Center abortion clinic in handcuffs by the police. This time it is on a warrant issued because he did not show up for a court hearing. The police are tipped off by two sidewalk counselors who knew about the warrant and noted that Whitney had been sleeping in his car in the OWC parking lot. This is the second time in six months that Whitney has been arrested while on duty at the abortion clinic.

July 2011 – A Florida jury awards $36,766,000 in damages to Carol Howard, to provide funding for lifetime care of “JH,” who was severely harmed as a result of being born alive after a botched abortion that occurred at Orlando Women’s Center in 2001.

Perhaps the most interesting part of the trial testimony is when Randall Whitney, the abortionist on duty at the time, speaks cavalierly and without being prodded about babies being born alive into the toilet.

Although Whitney has declared bankruptcy and avoided judgment in the $36.7 million lawsuit, he is also the defendant in two other malpractice lawsuits in 2011 and 2012, Darosa vs. Whitney, et al, and Uzzle vs. Whitney, et al.

Some more on this Abortionist – he once slapped a patient – Read here

Florida abortionist gets slap on the wrist after slapping face of a patient

Posted in abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion clinic worker arrested, Abortionist, Abortionist arrested, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence, Randall Whitney with tags , , , , , , , , on August 28, 2013 by saynsumthn

whitney_booking_warrant_09-22-2010-240x300The Florida Board of Medicine has given a “slap on the wrist” to Randall Whitney, an abortionist who was arrested in 2011 and charged with aggravated battery for slapping a pregnant woman across the face prior to an attempted abortion procedure at Orlando Women’s Center.

As reported when the arrest occurred by this blog:

Long-time Volusia County, Florida abortionist Randall B. Whitney was arrested by Orlando Police inside the Orlando Women’s Center after he slapped a woman patient while preparing her for an abortion procedure.

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Below is a transcript of Orlando Police arresting officer J. Hughley ( patient’s last name is removed):

I,officer Hughley was sitting inside the office when I heard a OWC [Orlando Woman’s Center] patient run out of one of the rooms screaming advising the doctor has slapped her. I followed the patient outside and she advised in a sworn written statement: she went into the exam room to get an abortion procedure and the doctor was trying to find a vein to give some valium. She Amanda ______ advised the doctor had poked her three times trying to get the needle in the vein. She told him the needle was not in the vein and it started to burn. Amanda advised she started screaming. The doctor took the needle out and told her to shut up because she was scaring other patients. Amanda advised she got up and told the doctor she wanted to leave, so she stood up and the doctor slapped her on the left side of the face. Amanda advised that’s when she left. She also advised she did not give the doctor permission to slap her and wishes to press charges. Due to the needle or medicine Amanda’s fingers began to turn blue, so OFD (Orlando Fire Department) was notified. When I (officer Hughley) went back inside the building, the doctor (Dr Whitney) was sitting in the front office and he advised he did slap Amanda because she was being very uncooperative and he was trying to calm her down. Assistant Sonia Merced was inside the room with Dr. Whitney, but refuse to say what happened, nor did she want to write a statement. Dr Whitney refused to write a statement also. Amanda’s face was red on the left side of the face. Whitney was arrested and transported to central booking for aggravated battery.

Whitney was arrested and taken to jail and later released on bond.
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According to FORERUNNER:

When the case was finally decided by the Florida Board of Medicine on August 12th, 2013, Whitney was reprimanded and received the following disciplinary actions.

An administrative fine of $7,500 and other court costs totaling $8,041.31 to be paid within 30 days from the date this Final Order is filed.

The completion of 3 hours of continuing medical education (CME) in the area of medical ethics and completion of the Laws and Rules course sponsored by the Florida Medical Association (FMA) within one year from the date the Final Order is filed.

Within 90 days from the date of entry of the Final Order, Respondent shall submit to an evaluation by the Professionals Resource Network (PRN) and present the evaluation to the Probation Committee.

Whitney’s medical license status was changed from CLEAR/ACTIVE to OBLIGATIONS /ACTIVE. According to the Florida Department of health this means that

… the licensing board or department has disciplined the licensed practitioner and a penalty, which may include restrictions and/or additional requirements, was placed on the licensed practitioner. The licensed practitioner may practice his/her profession in the state of Florida under the conditions specified by the licensing board or department. Practitioner is obligated to update his/her profile data (FL DOH).

Operation Rescue has reported that Whitney has faced license suspension and probation in the past and has been accused of illegal late-term abortions beyond the limits set by law by improperly using ultrasound to determine fetal age. Whitney defiantly closed his Daytona Beach abortion clinic rather than comply with laws governing clinic safety.

Notorious Florida clinic offering $100 off abortion after offering Sunday discounts

Posted in Abortion Ads, Pendergraft with tags , , , , , , , on August 17, 2013 by saynsumthn

YouTube100Last week, a Florida abortion clinic is caused a controversy after they posted a coupon for $50.00 off abortions performed on SUNDAY! Owner, James Scott Pendergraft told the media he would be opened 7 days a week after he was closed following seizure of his assets for a medical malpractice claim he was not paying on.

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Now the abortion clinic has posted a YOUTUBE- which advertises $100 off an abortion:

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The Orlando Women’s Center writes, “There are those that say that the Women’s Center are offering women of low income a coupon to have their abortion procedure performed. There are others that say we are targeting the poor and the vulnerable by offering our $100.00 off abortion clinic coupon in the State of Florida. First and foremost, any out of State woman is able to use our coupon. The $100.00 off abortion clinic coupon is not just available to the poor or indigent. It is available to all women who wish to use our services for first trimester abortions performed either surgically or by the Abortion Pill process. Our Abortion Pill Procedures are performed from 3 to 24 weeks gestation and are completed in 24 hours or less. Please read about the second trimester or late term abortion completed in 24 hours or less by going to http://womenscenter.com/medical_abort…
Please call and ask questions and schedule your appointment today. Please bring in your $100.00 off Abortion Clinic Coupon at the time of your appointment to receive the discount.”

50 couponAnd links to this PDF which does not say $100 off? I am puzzled- if the doc cannot do a simple coupon correctly- would you trust him with your life??

pendergraftAbortionist James Scott Prendergraft

Abortionist James Scott Pendergraft owns a chain of abortion clinics in Florida called:

Orlando Women’s Center (here)
EPOC Clinic (here)
Ocala Women’s Center
Women’s Center of Hyde Park (here)
Fort Lauderdale Women’s Center (here)

Pendegraft said he has six licensed doctors on staff performing abortions since he cannot. He said he’s working on getting the seized equipment back, as well as his license.

Abortion is BIG BUSINESS and Later Term Abortions even bigger !

Abortionist James Scott Pendergraft has a sordid history which you can read here

He recently lost a $36 million lawsuit and because he had not made any payments to the woman he injured, his office equipment was seized. But within weeks, the abortionist was up and running and in business yet again.

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Read more here and here

In 2012, Operation Rescue caught late-term abortionist James S. Pendergraft IV and his Maryland accomplice, Harold O. Alexander, red-handed operating an illicit late-term abortion mill in Forestville, MD. Learn more about that here

According to the Forerunner Blog, Pendergraft has lost his medical license five times in the state of Florida:

The most recent suspension stems from unpaid fines going back to 2006. A Florida Department of Health suspension order filed on Friday, April 19, 2013 reads in part:

Suspension Language – Respondent’s Florida medical license shall be indefinitely suspended until such time as Respondent complies with the following outstanding terms in the Final Order (DOH-10-0208-FF-MQA) issued in Case Number 2006-05930:

A. Respondent must pay the outstanding a fine in the amount of nineteen thousand ($19,000.00) dollars;

B. Respondent must pay costs in the amount of one-hundred two thousand three hundred and twenty-one cents ($102,303.22)….

Addresses – Respondent must keep current residence and practice addresses on file with the Board. Respondent shall notify the Board within ten (10) days of any changes of said addresses.

Pendergraft’s first three suspensions were the result of evidence that he did illegal third trimester abortions in 2004 and 2005. These suspensions were imposed in 2006, 2007 and 2009. The fourth suspension was imposed in 2010 on evidence that Pendergraft

Allowed a woman employee to administer narcotics to patients although she had no license to do so;
Knew she abused drugs but gave her “free reign” to order drugs under his name;
Prescribed steroids for the woman without medical justification.

Pendergraft’s license then came up for review on April 24th, 2012. The complaint stated that Pendergraft still owed a fine of $121,303.22 from the time of the previous suspension of his license in 2010. As a result of a pledge to pay his fines, James Pendergraft’s medical license status was changed from “suspended” to “probation.” This meant he could operate under the supervision of another doctor. Then in February 2013, the state board suspended Pendergraft one more time, this time “indefinitely” for failure to pay.

As far back as 1999, a Florida Agency for Health Care Administration report noted the following incidents of babies that had been born alive at several of Pendergraft’s abortion clinics:

Interview with the physician revealed there was an incident … where a patient allegedly went out to get some lunch after starting the procedure, got lost, delivered a viable fetus in the car, and patient and fetus were sent immediately to the hospital. Baby lived 2 days. Policy changed, patients no longer leave after getting medication…. Physician also stated that sometimes an 18 week old fetus may twitter but this is not considered “viable.”

On April 2nd, 2006, 911 Emergency received a frantic call from a woman claiming her friend had given birth to a live baby at Pendergraft’s EPOC clinic in Orlando. Harry Perper was the abortionist on duty. When the mother alerted medical staff that her baby was born alive, the staff told her to leave the baby in the toilet. An autopsy report and photos revealed a perfectly formed baby boy who died from premature birth, confirming part of the mother’s story.

So after several run ins with the Medical Board over his complete disregard for unborn children and women- Pendergraft remains in business. Abortion is very lucrative as is obvious from the many ways that Pendergraft advertises online:

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And on YouTube- Pendergraft wants to suck every dollar he can out of the late term abortion business by advertising to every city he can reach:

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Abortion is BIG Business for Pendergraft. His advertisements are produced to lure women into feeling safe. On his “About Us” page he refers to himself as Dr. James S Pandergraft, despite that fact that his medical license has been suspended several times:

Here is a YouTube he entitled : Best Abortion Doctor USA: (HUH?)

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In fact, his license if CURRENTLY suspended in July 2013 as I write this blog:

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Pendergraft advertises LATE TERM ABORTIONS under many websites so he can grab every dollar there is in killing babies:

Here is one

Late Term Abortion Net

And here

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He also advertises at Abortionclinicsonline ( here)

Here Pendergraft advertises abortions 3 to 34 weeks even though they are only legal (for any reason) up to 24 weeks in Florida:

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Why all the effort to advertise, to keep running abortion clinics and stay in business after several run-ins with the state – the only explanation is that Late Term Abortion is BIG BUCKS for James Pendergraft !!! What do you think? Leave a comment –