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Florida abortionist with history of poor care sends woman to hospital

Posted in 911 calls, Abortion clinic, Abortion Clinic Inspections, Abortion Clinics, Abortion complication, Abortionist, Abortionist loses medical license, Abortionist Medical Board, Abortionist Under Investigation with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2014 by saynsumthn

azimaIn 1985, a Sarasota newspaper reported that a local abortionists was under investigation by the state. Ali Azima who performed abortions at the Venice Women’s Health Center in Charlotte and Ft Myers reporting that Azima used alcohol to swab a woman’s vagina causing severe burns and was accused of inserting an IUD into a pregnant women.

Azima Alcohol to cleanse vagina abortion

In 1982- the charge was disposing fetal remains in the garbage:

Azima fetal Remains Abortion

In 1983, after a woman who came to Azima for an abortion had to have emergency surgery for an ectopic pregnancy and almost bled to death- the abortionists was found not guilty of culpable negligence:

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In 1985, Azima had his medical license suspended by the state.
1985 Florida Med Board suspends Azima License

As a result of that case, in 1984, Ali Azima was convicted for the misdemeanor of culpable negligence andordered to spend 10 days in jail:

According to Legal.com, On December 1, 1977, Azima performed an abortion on Holli Schmidt.

The next day he inserted an IUD into Schmidt.

On June 11, 1979, Schmidt visited Azima’s clinic because she was nine days late on her menstrual period and was exhibiting all of the overt signs of pregnancy. Azima found that Schmidt was not pregnant, and he did not administer any treatment.

On February 23, 1981, Schmidt again visited Azima’s clinic because she was two weeks late on her menstrual period and was exhibiting the same pregnancy symptoms as she had on her June 1979 visit. Azima performed a two-minute urine pregnancy test, which according to the testimony of several experts, is from 85% to 99% accurate. The urine test result was negative. Azima then conducted a pelvic exam, which also showed that Schmidt was not pregnant. Because of the negative pregnancy test, the negative pelvic exam, and his knowledge of Schmidt’s past history of irregular menstrual periods, Azima told Schmidt she was not pregnant. Schmidt then requested that Azima insert an IUD in her. Azima explained to Schmidt the dangers and ramifications inherent in the insertion of the IUD, then inserted one within her.

Schmidt returned to Azima’s clinic again on March 5, 1981 and told him that she was still experiencing various symptoms of pregnancy. Azima performed another two-minute urine pregnancy test and pelvic exam. Both were negative. Azima scheduled another appointment for Schmidt a few weeks later. Schmidt failed to keep the appointment and, instead, went to another doctor on April 27, 1981. That physician, on the basis of a pelvic exam, determined that she was pregnant. A few days later, Schmidt underwent an abortion. She did not suffer any physical damage to her body as a result of the insertion of the IUD inside of her while she was pregnant.

Later, the state charged Azima with the misdemeanor of culpable negligence under section 784.05(1), Florida Statutes…The jury found Azima guilty as charged. The circuit court affirmed the conviction.

10 Days in Jail Azima abortion 1984

Azima’s regular office is the Southwest Florida Women’s Center!

SW Abortio Clinic - Ali Azima

According to state record, SW was fined for various issues that are now closed:

SW Womens

2012

2011

2010

2009

But…wait….there is more:

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An extra one is listed here (2012)

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Since then Azima has been very busy:

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Now…Operation Rescue is reporting the following:

Florida Abortionist Harms Two Abortion Patients on Same Day, One Hospitalized
June 9, 2014 By Operation Rescue

Azima’s history of substandard abortion practices makes another case for greater oversight

By Cheryl Sullenger

Port Charlotte, FL — An ambulance as called to the Venice Women’s Health Center in Port Charlotte, Florida, last week to transport an abortion patient to the hospital for emergency care.

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The patient, who was described as a Caucasian woman in her early 30′s, was removed from the abortion clinic completely covered with a blanket on June 3, 2014. Pro-life activists who witnessed the incident told Operation Rescue that one of the emergency medical technicians who responded to the abortion business’ call for emergency assistance indicated that the patient was going to be “okay.”

“Certainly there are degrees of ‘okay’ and this doesn’t negate the fact that the patient suffered from a serious complication that could not be handled at the clinic,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Pro-life sidewalk counselors also noted that another abortion patient was seen earlier in the day leaving the clinic in poor condition and unable to walk on her own. No clinic staff assisted as that woman was held up by a male companion who helped her into a car. She appeared to be in significant pain, and left the scene fully reclined in her seat.

The abortion business is owned and operated by abortionist Ali Azima, who has operated in the Ft. Myers/Port Charlotte area for over 30 years.

The Venice Women’s Health Center was involved in an incident in 2012, where Azima allegedly began a late-term abortion there even though the facility wasn’t licensed for those procedures. The patient was referred to Azima’s other clinic, the Southwestern Florida Women’s Clinic (SFWC) in Ft. Myers, where the abortion was completed. A citation was issued to the SFWC over the incident.

SFWC was also cited in 2012 for multiple health and safety violations. A deficiency report indicated that the autoclave was not being properly cleaned, which made it impossible to properly sterilize surgical instruments. Inspectors also found that first trimester surgical abortion practices fell below the standard of care for such procedures. A secondary inspection found that the facility was still not in compliance with autoclave sterilization protocols.

In 1985, Azima had his medical license suspended for one year and was placed on probation for three years after a Florida Medical Board inquiry found that Azima failed to take a medical history or properly examine an abortion patient, prior to an abortion, then failed to have a pathologists examine the remains to ensure that everything had been removed. Without examining her, Azima continued to insist during subsequent visits with the patient that she was not pregnant. The woman eventually suffered a ruptured ectopic pregnancy that caused her to undergo emergency surgery and hospitalization.

“Once again, we have a woman who walked into a troubled abortion business only to be carried out on a gurney,” said Newman. “Azima and his troubles are all-too-typical of abortion providers in America today and is a case in point for tighter oversight and regulation of the abortion cartel. Instead, abortionists like Azima resist laws to protect women because they know their shoddy abortion operations are incapable of meeting acceptable medical standards and practices.”

Operation Rescue has used official abortion statistics in several states to document the fact that when abortion clinics like Azima’s close, the number of abortions is reduced.

“We urge Florida to enact regulations such as those passed last year in Texas,” said Newman. “If we can pass rules that will save lives now and spare women from suffering live-threatening injuries, it is our moral duty to do so.”

Operation Rescue continues to investigate the June 3 incident.

Texas Medical Board suspends license of abortionist for violating newly enacted Pro-Life law

Posted in Abortionist Admitting Privilages, Abortionist loses medical license, Texas Abortion, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , , , , on February 14, 2014 by saynsumthn

UPDATE:

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
BREAKING NEWS:

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.

Theodore Herring TX

Herring works at the A Affordable Women’s Medical Center in Houston.

A AFFORDABLE COUNSELING INTERVENTIONS LLC .

7007 NORTH FWY #225 HOUSTON , TX 77076-1324

The provider can be reached at his practice location using the following numbers:

Phone 832-830-5259
Fax
The provider’s official mailing address is:

5090RICHMOND AVE. #117
117
HOUSTON , TX
77056
US
The contact numbers associated with the mailing address are:

Phone 832-830-5259
Fax
The authorized official registered with the “1376820530” NPI Number is DR. THEODORE M HERRING JR..

The authorized official title (position) is MEDICAL DIRECTOR.

Suspended North Carolina abortion clinic surrenders license

Posted in Abortion Clinic Closed, Abortion clinic closed by state with tags , , , , , , on August 28, 2013 by saynsumthn

A North Carolina abortion clinic has voluntarily shut down for good.

The Durham-based Baker Clinic for Women voluntarily surrendered its license last week just as Asheville’s abortion facility reopened.

Dr. John Baker, who owned the clinic, surrendered the clinic’s certificate to operate six weeks after the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services temporarily revoked its license for failing to meet state abortion clinic standards.

The North Carolina state health department’s Acute and Home Care Licensure and Certification Section notified Abortionist John Baker July 5 that his certificate to operate The Baker Clinic for Women in Durham was suspended.

Baker Clinic

According to the notice, the clinic failed to ensure quality control in blood banking. Specifically, the notice said the clinic didn’t perform quality control tests for more than 108 patients who had received Rh factor blood tests and it failed to follow manufacturer’s instructions for the test, among other problems.

The test is used to determine if a patient is positive or negative for a marker present on some people’s red blood cells. Women who are Rh negative can produce antibodies harmful to future children if they’re exposed to Rh positive blood during an abortion.

The agency ordered the clinic to close, stating that the findings revealed a “potential imminent threat to the health and safety of patients.”

Baker had said in a phone interview in July that he planned to try to take corrective action in order to re-open.

But in a notice to the department section chief dated Wednesday, he said he was voluntarily surrendering his certificate to operate.

Pro-choice Group and Democrat Party raise funds for dangerous abortion clinic closed by state

Posted in Abortion and Democrat Party, Abortion Clinic Closed, Abortion clinic closed by state, Abortion Clinic Inspections, abortion clinic safety, Democrat, pro-choice with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2013 by saynsumthn

The Pro-choice Group: Open Umbrella Collective, has started a fundraising campaign to help Femcare abortion clinic upgrade costly equipment according to the service’s website.

Open Umbrella Fundraiser for FemCare

The state Department of Health and Human Services suspended the license of a city abortion clinic, citing nearly two dozen safety violations discovered in a recent inspection.

The state’s last inspection of Femcare said the facility failed to have a resuscitator available and needed to have an agreement or contract with an anesthetist or anesthesiologist and a registered pharmacist. Inspectors also reported that they found unclean operating room beds and anesthesia masks and tubing held together with tape. Femcare was the third abortion clinic in the state since May to have its license temporarily suspended.

Open Umbrella is throwing the suspended abortion clinic a fundraiser and announced:

Citizens concerned over the sudden closure of Femcare, Asheville’s abortion clinic, have organized a big fundraising event on Sept. 5 to raise the money needed to reopen the clinic. Background here on the last Femcare fundraising event and circumstances surrounding its closure.

Former Buncombe County commissioner Patsy Keever, who is now the new vice chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party, the Rev. Howard Hanger, UNCA’s Dr. Lori Horvitz and Dr. Alice Weldon are the featured speakers.

Open Umbbrella Fundraiser
More from openumbrellacollective.com:

On July 31st FEMCARE, the abortion clinic in Asheville, NC, received a temporary license suspension. The clinic has served the community providing compassionate high quality care for patients since 1985. We are calling out to you for support! In order to raise funds for the clinic and costly regulation code improvements The Open Umbrella Collective is throwing a fundraiser for FEMCARE.

Labor by Choice: A post Labor day celebration will be held September 5th at the Millroom located at 66 Asheland Ave. Asheville, NC. 28801. Doors open at 5:30 PM. This event will include a silent auction, speakers, short film screenings regarding abortion issues, music, cash bar, and a good time for a good cause.

There are many ways in which you can show your support. As of now we are looking for art and food donations for the event. Please feel encouraged to bring your checkbooks and your friends to this fundraiser. We would like to thank you in advance for your contribution and look forward to seeing you there!

FemCare’s suspension came two days after Gov. Pat McCrory signed a law that will require abortion clinics to meet the standards of an outpatient surgery center. Ironically, it was thought that Femcare would be the only North Carolina abortion clinic to meet safety standards under the new law, but it seems it that thinking was grossly in error. Femcare was last inspected 6½ years ago. The closure is not directly related to the new law.

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ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PRESS RELEASE:

FEMCARE DHS

Raleigh, N.C.-In response to inquiries, the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed today that it has suspended the license of a medical clinic in Asheville, N.C, which specializes in abortions. After a routine survey of FEMCARE, Inc., inspectors found egregious violations of existing rules that revealed an imminent threat to the health and safety of patients.

“Inspectors from Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR) found the facility failed to comply with 23 separate rules,” said Drexdal Pratt, Director of DHHS’ Division of Health Service Regulation (DHSR). “We take rule violations very seriously and, when necessary, take firm action to prevent harm to patients and clients in the facilities that we license regulate and inspect.”

In addition to other findings, the survey found the facility:

Failed to maintain anesthesia (nitrous oxide gas) delivery systems in good working condition, with torn masks and tubing held together with tape.This could lead to patients not receiving the intended dosage and risk patients not being fully sedated during surgical procedures, leading to pain and physical harm.
Failed to ensure emergency equipment had weekly checks to ensure the equipment was suitable for use in patient care and failed to ensure that emergency medicine wasn’t expired.
Failed to have a resuscitator available.
Failed to sweep and mop the operating room floor and failed to properly clean operating room beds.
Failed to have a director of nursing responsible and accountable for all nursing services.
Failed to have an agreement/contract with an anesthetist or anesthesiologist.
Failed to have an agreement/contract with a registered pharmacist to assure appropriate methods, procedures and controls for obtaining, dispensing, and administering drugs.
FEMCARE, Inc.’s last inspection was on January 16, 2007, a follow up inspection of a previous survey, which found the clinic in violation of personnel and quality assurance rules.
The Division of Health Service Regulation is responsible for licensing, regulating and inspecting healthcare facilities, including hospitals, ambulatory surgical facilities, dialysis facilities, nursing homes and mental health facilities. The Acute Care Licensure Section has ten full time staff who survey hundreds of facilities across the state. The recently passed budget adds 10 full time employees to provide more frequent inspections of acute care facilities.

FEMCARE Suspension

Read Survey here

Operation Rescue reports this is the 42nd abortion clinic to close nationally in 2013. Clinic safety regulations have contributed to many of the closings. This number far eclipses the 24 abortion clinics that closed in 2012.

In addition to FemCare North Carolina, State officials have ordered a Durham abortion clinic to close its doors after finding safety violations. The state Department of Health and Human Services suspended the Baker abortion Clinic for their failure to perform quality control testing on 108 patients. Inspectors wrote that the clinic failed to ensure a positive and negative red blood cell control material was tested at least once daily when Rh(D) testing was performed and failed to follow manufacturer’s instructions for performing Rh(D) testing. This comes following a state announcement to monitor the Preferred Women’s abortion clinic in Charlotte that reopened after briefly losing its license.

READ MORE: Abortion and Planned Parenthood clinics dropping like flies

Also read: 180 – 911 calls from abortion and Planned Parenthood clinics in North Carolina past 5 years

2005: Abortion doctor and employee arrested – doc suspended

Posted in Abortion, Abortion clinic medical waste, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion clinic worker arrested, Abortionist, Abortionist arrested, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2012 by saynsumthn

Doctor surrenders license

2/16/2005

LAKEWOOD — Obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Flavius Thompson will not be practicing medicine in New Jersey until he has cleared his name of charges against him. The suspension of his medical license will remain in effect pending the outcome of a trial for improper disposal of medical waste at the clinic he owns on East County Line Road.

A hearing had been scheduled by the state Board of Medical Examiners on Feb. 9. However, a press release from the Division of Consumer Affairs indicated an agreement had been reached in which Thompson agreed to voluntarily surrender his license. Thompson owns and operates the Pleasant Women’s Pavilion. H

e was charged Jan. 19 with illegal storage of Class 4 medical waste (syringes and needles), since his license to generate medical waste had expired; causing the disposal of medical waste that included blood products, and violation of the Clean Water Act for disposing of aborted materials into the sanitary sewer system, which flows into the Metedeconk River after being treated by the Ocean County Utilities Authority.

All the criminal charges carry possible jail time and a fine if Thompson is found guilty, according to Detective Larry Doyle of the Lakewood Police Department, who investigated the matter.

In addition to improper disposal of medical waste, the administrative complaint filed by the state cited unsafe and unsanitary conditions at the clinic as well as failure to comply with certain provisions of the board’s in-office anesthesiology regulations.

The Board of Medical Examiners was prepared to convene the hearing had the agreement not been reached, according to the news release.

“The allegations in our complaint against Dr. Thompson directly touch on patient safety,” Attorney General Peter C. Harvey said in the release. “Any suspicion that the safety of patients may be put at risk will result in our swift action to protect the public, as demonstrated in this matter.”

Acting Consumer Affairs Director Jeffrey Burstein said in the prepared statement that the Board of Medical Examiners considered failure to follow regulations and procedures serious allegations which the panel would investigate on behalf of the public.

The suspension of Thompson’s license remains in effect pending the resolution of all criminal charges against him and until further order of the Board of Medical Examiners.
Thompson is represented by attorney Robert Tarver of Toms River.

The doctor’s troubles surfaced after his receptionist, Lakewood resident Liza Berdiel, 24, was arrested and charged Jan. 13 with performing abortions without a medical license, Doyle said.

After Thompson noticed that his drugs were short, he became suspicious that Berdiel was performing abortions herself and pocketing his patients’ cash payments, Doyle said. Thompson contacted the authorities and Berdiel was charged with injecting abortion-inducing chemicals in three women whom Doyle said were patients of Dr. Thompson.

Thompson’s activities came under scrutiny by authorities after police searched the clinic on Jan. 15 and discovered that the physician also may have violated the law.

“During our investigation, we found that medical waste material was being improperly disposed of down the sanitary sewer at that location,” said Doyle, referring to the toilet. “He also has a facility in Barnegat, but we have no suspicion that any further illegal activity is going on at that location at this time.”

Thompson was arrested and released on his own recognizance.

A recorded message left by Thompson on the clinic’s answering machine said the office would be closed until March and to call back at that time.

According to Jeff Lamm, a spokesman for the state Division of Consumer Affairs, no date has been set for an administrative hearing or to lift the suspension on Thompson’s medical license. He said he did not anticipate that the matter would be resolved by March.

Abortion medical waste put down sanitary sewer

Source: Tri-Town News, Doctor awaits hearing on future of license: 2/2/2005 / Tri-Town News, Doctor surrenders license: 2/16/2005 /Asbury Park Press, Doctor cedes his medical license: 1/29/2005/ NJ Division of Consumer Affairs, physician Profile 2005/ Tri-Town News, Lakewood doctor charged with violations at clinic, Physician’s arrest: 1/26/2005 / Division of Consumer Affairs, NJ: Press Release

Flavius Thompson Medical Waste

Abortion doctor Flavius Thompson voluntarily ceded his medical license after he was charged with improper disposal of aborted fetuses at his clinic known as Pleasant Women’s Pavilion.

Detective Larry Doyle of the Lakewood Police Department stated that, “During our investigation we found that medical waste material was being improperly disposed of down the sanitary sewer at that location,” referring to the toilet there.

According to reports,the charges against Thompson included:

Violating the New Jersey Water Pollution Act, by flushing products of abortions into the sanitary sewer.
Dumping regulated medical waste, mainly human blood products and items soiled with blood, into the trash to be carted to a place not authorized to accept medical waste.
Storing medical waste without a state permit for a time exceeding more than a year and having an expired regulated medical waste generator’s permit.

The NJ State department of consumer affairs suspended his license pending resolution of all criminal charges against him:

They stated, “Dr. Thompson was charged inter alia, with maintaining his medical office in a dangerous manner by improper disposal of medical waste and with failure to comply with certain provisions of the Board’s In-office anesthesia regulations.”

Attorney General Peter C. Harvey Said this in a press release:

“Our primary concern is the safety of patients. Given the serious allegations against Dr. Thompson, we demanded that he immediately stop practicing medicine pending further action of the Board of Medical Examiners.”

The state of New jersey also alleged that Flavius Thompson failed to have required medical equipment on hand; He was charged Jan. 19 with illegal storage of Class 4 medical waste (syringes and needles), since his license to generate medical waste had expired; causing the disposal of medical waste that included blood products, and violation of the Clean Water Act for disposing of aborted materials into the sanitary sewer system, which flows into the Metedeconk River.

Other charges alleged that he had expired medications in an emergency medical kit; and violations related to the administration of conscious sedation. In 2006, the board allowed Thompson to renew his license.

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

Posted in Abortion, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion clinic worker arrested, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortionist, Abortionist arrested, National Abortion Federation, Planned Parenthood, Planned Parenthood death of patient, Planned Parenthood employee arrested with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by saynsumthn

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”

Investigation continues in intentional hepatitis C infections at Melbourne abortion clinic

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion injury, Abortionist, pro-choice, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , on November 20, 2010 by saynsumthn

Police quiz anaesthetist over abortion clinic hepatitis C infections
Megan Levy and Rafael Epstein
November 19, 2010

Detectives have questioned a Hawthorn man at the centre of allegations that patients at a Melbourne abortion clinic were deliberately infected with hepatitis C.

Anaesthetist James Latham Peters, 61, was interviewed at St Kilda Road police station this morning after dozens of women treated at Croydon Day Surgery contracted the virus between 2008 and 2009.

He had arranged to speak to detectives this morning, attended with his lawyer and spoke with investigators for about an hour. He was released, “pending summons”, a Victoria Police spokeswoman said.

Next week, police expect to speak to others involved in the Croydon clinic.

Dr Peters’ Hawthorn home was one of five Melbourne properties raided last month by detectives from Taskforce Clays, which was set up to investigate the allegations.

Dr Peters, who has a history of pethidine addiction, was suspended by the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria in February.

Forty-one patients at the abortion clinic are suspected of contracting the same strain of hepatitis C as Dr Peters.

“Taskforce Clays detectives are interviewing a 61-year-old Hawthorn man in relation to allegations patients at a Croydon health facility were infected with hepatitis C,” a Victoria Police spokeswoman said.

“He is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

“Investigators are continuing to analyse a significant amount of documentation that was seized last month.”

The Department of Health has tested more than 3000 patients treated between 2006 and 2009 at the Croydon Day Surgery – now called Marie Stopes Maroondah – and is still tracing a further 300 women.

Staff are also trying to contact another 1066 female and male patients at three other clinics.

They include 900 patients who attended Fertility Control in East Melbourne between January 2008 and November 2009, 150 from St Albans Endoscopy who were treated between February and September 2008, and 16 who attended the Western Day Surgery in Sunshine in March 2008.

No charges have been laid over the infections.