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Abortion doc Patel bound for trial after arrest

Posted in Abortion on nonpregnant women, Abortion pill, Abortionist, Abortionist arrested with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2015 by saynsumthn

An Oklahoma abortion doctor placed under arrest last year for selling abortions to non-pregnant women has been bound over to face trial.

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According to News9:

    There is new information surrounding a metro abortion doctor accused of giving women abortion inducing drugs, even though they weren’t pregnant.

    Tuesday, Dr. Naresh Patel waived his right to a preliminary hearing, which means he’s now bound over for trial.

    The State Attorney General added a charge against Patel – Conspiracy to Commit a Felony.

    Court papers allege one victim, who was never pregnant, died of cervical cancer, just four months after Patel performed an abortion procedure on her.

    Several other women have since come forward with similar stories.

Watch news report below:

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In early December, Patel was arrested after an undercover sting revealed that he was offering to perform abortions on women who were not pregnant.

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News reports indicate that undercover agents set up appointments with 62-year-old Nareshkumar Patel where they say he administered ultrasounds and pregnancy tests and then told them they were pregnant, when they weren’t.

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A copy of the probable cause affidavit against Patel has revealed what the sting uncovered.

According to the document, in June, a medical licensure investigator called Patel’s Oklahoma City abortion clinic, Outpatient Services for Women to schedule an abortion and was told it would cost $620.00. She then went to the clinic and gave them the cash for the abortion. Prior to her visit to the abortion clinic, she confirmed she was not pregnant. The investigator says that abortionist Patel gave her an ultrasound and told her she was “very, very pregnant,” giving her five RU486 abortion pills with instructions on how to take them. After her visit with Patel, she immediately left his clinic and went to another physician to confirm she was not pregnant. The entire interaction was caught on video and audio recordings.

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On October 13th, a female Oklahoma City Police Detective confirmed by a licensed physician that she was not pregnant. Then, three days later, the detective along with agents from the state’s Attorney General’s Office, went to Patel’s clinic for an abortion she had previously scheduled, wearing a recording device. She also paid Patel $620.00 for RU486 abortion pills and was given a receipt for her purchase. She was then taken to an exam room where Patel told her she was pregnant. The police detective, who used her own name for the appointment, was allegedly given an ultrasound and a urine test which Patel said came up positive for a pregnancy. Patel then gave her RU486 abortion pills with instructions. Immediately following her visit to the abortion clinic, the detective went to a medical facility which confirmed she was not pregnant.

On October 21st, a female Oklahoma Attorney General Agent scheduled an appointment for an abortion at Patel’s clinic which she recorded. That same day, the agent confirmed with a medical professional that she was not pregnant. The abortion appointment was scheduled for the following day. On October 22nd, the AG representative and other agents went to Patel’s Outpatient Services for Women abortion clinic and under the alias Elizabeth Fitzpatrick paid the receptionist $620.00 for the abortion procedure. The agent was not given a pregnancy test but was taken to an exam room where abortionist Patel asked her for the date of her last menstrual period. According to the agent, Patel performed an ultrasound and told her she was “early in her pregnancy.” He then gave the female agent five RU486 abortion pills with instructions on how to use them. As with the other investigators, the AG agent immediately went to a medical center for a second pregnancy test which turned up negative.

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As a result of the undercover stings, in early December, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt charged Dr. Naresh G. Patel with three counts of obtaining money under false pretense after improperly prescribing abortion-inducing drugs to patients he said were pregnant, but were not.

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Now, although his status is still showing “active,” the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure, has indicated that Patel is not practicing medicine.

‘House of Horrors’ Abortion Doctor’s Trial Begins

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Murders of angry pro-choice man on minds of local residents

Posted in James Pouillon, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2010 by saynsumthn

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Pouillon’s daughter: Father would have loved how far his death reached

9/11/2010

A year after the murder of anti-abortion activist Jim Pouillon, Mary Jo Pouillon of Owosso still misses her father everyday. But it’s a feeling the 27-year-old can temper knowing her father’s cause has reached more people through his death than in life.

“He always told me that he hoped that when he died that it was out on the corner doing work that God has called him to do. And that’s exactly what happened,” Mary Jo Pouillon said. “And so many more people heard about his story and his activism and his cause because of his death. And he would have loved that.”

Tragedy struck on the morning of Sept. 11, 2009, when Jim Pouillon was gunned down by a man in a white Ford pickup truck as he protested across the street from Owosso High School with a graphic anti-abortion sign.

Later identified as Harlan Drake of Owosso, the killer then went to Fuoss Gravel Pit in Owosso Township, and shot and killed owner Mike Fuoss. After traveling back to his home on Shiawassee Street, Drake was arrested by police, confessed to the two killings and was eventually jailed on murder charges.

A family memorial service with a cremation for Pouillon followed, and family and friends also packed Nelson-House Funeral Home to attend Fuoss’s funeral.

Following her father’s death, Mary Jo Pouillon said she received hundreds of cards mailed from all over the United States and the world. Pro-life activists also have held demonstrations in Jim Pouillon’s honor, she added.


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The tragedy of Jim’s murder is that it could have been avoided if the police had taken threats against pro-lifers seriously.

During the trial, former Owosso city councilman Michael Cline testified that he received several calls from, Drake’s mother, Kim Staples in the days leading up to the shootings, asking if he could do anything about Pouillon’s graphic signs.

He described her tone as “evil” and “nasty.”

“The conversation started the exact same way every morning, ‘He’s still there,’” he said.

She told him she would “send her boys over to go see Jim.”

“I didn’t think that anything like that would ever happen,” Cline said. ( And that is the “mistake” that authorities make, they fail to take threats against pro-life people seriously)

After the shootings, Cline testified that Staples called him and said “I have solved the city’s problem, my son has shot Jim Pouillon.”

Edwards said Staples was upset about the graphic pro-life signs that Pouillon would show children in front of Owosso High School and that Staples felt she was wronged by Fuoss and a local real estate agent.

Drake told police that the night before the shootings he intended to kill Pouillon if he saw him at the school the next day.“I just drove and stopped, and I shot (Jim Pouillon),” Drake said during an interview recorded by police the day of the shootings. “He was still moving so I shot him one more time. I aimed under the ribcage going up toward the heart.”

“I figured if he was there, I’d make sure he wasn’t there (again)…

The first person on the scene,testified , that “Jim tried to protect himself with his sign as he was shot a number of times all over his chest, she saw the shooter rest his arm on the window to steady his right hand as he fired multiple shots at Pouillon

Typical of the media- they tried to discount the fact that James Pouillon was murdered because of the killers beliefs on abortion. Harlan Drake was pro-abortion and pro-choice plain and simple despite the media’s downplaying it !

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TODAY- Jim’s name wasn’t even mentioned in the news media- he has been forgotten by those who support abortion- but not by me ! The violence against the unborn continues every day, and the violence against pro-lifers who try to protect the innocent children also continues.

Just as recent as a few day ago- pro-lifers were again threatened with violence with guns.

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The man, identified in police reports as Hal Cox of Arizona, brought his 16-year old daughter to Curtis Boyd’s Southwestern Women’s Options for an abortion and became upset when his wife and daughter voluntarily approached two sidewalk counselors that spoke with them about abortion alternatives. He flashed what appeared to be a gun and threatened to shoot them if they said anything else to his daughter.

Police were called to the scene where they discovered that Cox was in immediate possession of a magazine filled with bullets. They also discovered a number of firearms in the trunk of his vehicle. Police confiscated the weapons.

Pro-Life protesterBud Shaver said , “This guy threatened to “put a bullet in your head, if you talk to her.” The police responded appropriately and took him away in handcuffs. They cleared Boyd’s clinic to search for the gun (SWAT style). Everyone including staff had to come out with their hands up. We have had a lot of threats on our lives. It is great the police are starting to take these threats seriously. The pro-aborts are truly the violent ones. It is time people started realizing that! ”

Shaver told Operation Rescue that he has been threatened a number of times since he has been in Albuquerque, but the police never responded in the way they did on Saturday.

“We are thankful that no one was injured and that the police took appropriate action,” said Newman. “Violence against pro-lifers has become something that we have to guard against every day. Those who reach out to women in front of abortion clinics should not be afraid to continue to do so, but should always have security and an awareness of their surroundings in mind.”

The Smith family speaks about daughter killed by abortion doc

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life, Steven Chase Brigham with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2010 by saynsumthn

On Sept. 13, 2007, Laura Smith, 22, died during an abortion procedure performed by abortionist Rapin Osathanondh, a Harvard-affiliated obstetrician, at the Women’s Health Center in Hyannis.

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Boston.com reports:
By all accounts, Laura Smith lived life to the fullest, according to her family and friends.
“She never seemed to suffer any ill effects because of her upbringing,’’ Tom Smith said yesterday afternoon in Barnstable District Court. Smith continued, turning from Judge Gary Nickerson to [abortion doctor] Rapin Osathanondh, sitting about 20 feet away.

“You, sir,’’ Smith started, but was interrupted by Nickerson, who advised him not to comment directly to the defendant. Smith turned again to Osathanondh and continued, “You, sir, destroyed a precious flower that blossomed in our lives, not accidentally but on purpose.’’

9/14/2010
The Cape Code Times is Reporting

The doctor who performed an abortion on Laura Hope Smith and admitted that his actions led to her death while she was under his care was led out of Barnstable Superior Court in handcuffs this afternoon.

In addition to receiving a jail sentence for pleading guilty to the criminal charge of involuntary manslaughter, Dr. Rapin Osathanondh, 67, settled a civil suit and will pay $2 million to Smith’s parents, Tom and Eileen Smith of Sandwich.

Technically, Osathanondh was sentenced to two and a half years in jail, but through the plea bargain that time was reduced to six months, with release on parole after three months in the jail. Should Osathanondh be arrested or violate conditions of his probation after his release, he could be sent back to jail to serve out the entire two-year term. In addition, his sentence includes nine months home confinement during which he must wear an electronic monitoring device and cannot leave his house except in emergencies or for a pre-approved medical appointment; he can not practice medicine, cannot teach anything having to do with medical science and cannot contact the family.

The sentence also prohibits him from commenting on the case in any Internet social networking site, with Facebook specifically mentioned.

Defense attorney Paul Cirel said Osathanondh has “the most profound remorse and regret for Laura’s death for which he has taken and accepts responsibility.”

Osathanondh said nothing during his sentencing, but turned his eyes towards his victim’s parents as Tom Smith began to speak about the loss of his daughter. Osathanondh dropped his head as Smith told the court that he and his wife adopted Laura when she was 4 years old. “Laura was a delightful girl … she had a unique smile and a personality that lit up a room,”

Eileen Smith said, “Today man’s justice is being issued … the court is showing mercy.”

Smith, 22, never awoke after undergoing the procedure at the Women’s Health Center in Hyannis on Sept. 13, 2007.

Osathanondh pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter yesterday – the third anniversary of Laura Hope Smith’s death.

Last week, Maryland suspended the medical license of abortion doctor Romeo Ferrer, who killed Denise Crowe during an abortion he performed in 2006, declaring that Ferrer presented such a danger that “the public health, safety or welfare require emergency action in this case.”

This month, Maryland also suspended the medical licenses of Utah abortionist Nicola Riley and Delaware abortionist George Shepard for their participation in an illegal late-term abortion scheme that landed one woman in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. That scheme was operated by the notorious Stephen Chase Brigham, whose New Jersey license has been suspended effective Thursday. News story below:


Vicki Saporta, spokesperson National Abortion Federation contends that abortion is safe despite the facts that women are dropping like flies in injuries and deaths. Saporata, said this regarding the suspension of two additional abortion doctors involved in a serious abortion related injury in Maryland, “It is no surprise that abortion opponents are attempting to use the recent investigation of a Maryland clinic to depict abortion as unsafe and providers as unregulated. However, this case is not representative of the state of abortion care in Maryland or throughout the rest of the country….Yet, that is exactly what abortion opponents are doing. They are using this opportunity to call for more regulations on all providers in an attempt to further their goal of limiting women’s access to abortion care…Abortion providers should not be targeted for more regulations based on the troubled career of Steven Brigham.” However, earlier this week, Saporta said this, “They need to expand their investigation and look at all of the clinics he owns and operates in Maryland and determine if they, in fact, are also providing substandard care, And if so,” she added, regulators should “close them permanently.

In 1990 according to The Providence ( A Canadian Newspaper) Abortionist Steven Brigham attended a National Abortion Federation Conference, where he was quoted in the paper as stating the NAF party line that , “We believe women deserve the best care.” Old news stories also indicate that despite Brigham’s despicable behavior of botched and dangerous abortions, pro-choice supporters routinely came out to escort women into his clinics.

More on Brigham here

Pro-Life leaders are holding a press conference Wednesday to discuss these abortion clinic injuries, deaths, sentences, suspensions, and illegal activities and will call for criminal charges against the four abortionists who were suspended last week..

Today, justice was done,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, who helped advise Eileen Smith after her daughter’s death and encouraged her to file complaints with the medical board and prosecutors. “Our condolences and prayers continue to be with the Smith family, who showed such an amazing strength of faith and courage throughout this ordeal.”

This conviction is an object lesson to prosecutors across the nation that abortionists can and should be held criminally accountable to the law for the sake of justice and public safety. There are abortionists out there right now who are endangering the lives of women who should be joining Osathanondh in jail. We hope today’s sentencing will encourage prosecutors to file criminal charges against abortionists who are breaking the law. Leaving these kinds of cases to the medical boards and civil courts is simply not good enough.”

Abortion doctor sentenced to jail for woman’s death

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortion Regulation, Abortionist, National Abortion Federation, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence, Pro-Life, Steven Chase Brigham with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2010 by saynsumthn

9/14/2010
The Cape Code Times is Reporting

The doctor who performed an abortion on Laura Hope Smith and admitted that his actions led to her death while she was under his care was led out of Barnstable Superior Court in handcuffs this afternoon.

In addition to receiving a jail sentence for pleading guilty to the criminal charge of involuntary manslaughter, Dr. Rapin Osathanondh, 67, settled a civil suit and will pay $2 million to Smith’s parents, Tom and Eileen Smith of Sandwich.
Technically, Osathanondh was sentenced to two and a half years in jail, but through the plea bargain that time was reduced to six months, with release on parole after three months in the jail. Should Osathanondh be arrested or violate conditions of his probation after his release, he could be sent back to jail to serve out the entire two-year term. In addition, his sentence includes nine months home confinement during which he must wear an electronic monitoring device and cannot leave his house except in emergencies or for a pre-approved medical appointment; he can not practice medicine, cannot teach anything having to do with medical science and cannot contact the family.

The sentence also prohibits him from commenting on the case in any Internet social networking site, with Facebook specifically mentioned.

Defense attorney Paul Cirel said Osathanondh has “the most profound remorse and regret for Laura’s death for which he has taken and accepts responsibility.”

Osathanondh said nothing during his sentencing, but turned his eyes towards his victim’s parents as Tom Smith began to speak about the loss of his daughter. Osathanondh dropped his head as Smith told the court that he and his wife adopted Laura when she was 4 years old. “Laura was a delightful girl … she had a unique smile and a personality that lit up a room,”

Eileen Smith said, “Today man’s justice is being issued … the court is showing mercy.”

Smith, 22, never awoke after undergoing the procedure at the Women’s Health Center in Hyannis on Sept. 13, 2007.

Osathanondh pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter yesterday – the third anniversary of Laura Hope Smith’s death.

Last week, Maryland suspended the medical license of abortion doctor Romeo Ferrer, who killed Denise Crowe during an abortion he performed in 2006, declaring that Ferrer presented such a danger that “the public health, safety or welfare require emergency action in this case.”

This month, Maryland also suspended the medical licenses of Utah abortionist Nicola Riley and Delaware abortionist George Shepard for their participation in an illegal late-term abortion scheme that landed one woman in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. That scheme was operated by the notorious Stephen Chase Brigham, whose New Jersey license has been suspended effective Thursday. News story below:


Vicki Saporta, spokesperson National Abortion Federation contends that abortion is safe despite the facts that women are dropping like flies in injuries and deaths. Saporata, said this regarding the suspension of two additional abortion doctors involved in a serious abortion related injury in Maryland, “It is no surprise that abortion opponents are attempting to use the recent investigation of a Maryland clinic to depict abortion as unsafe and providers as unregulated. However, this case is not representative of the state of abortion care in Maryland or throughout the rest of the country….Yet, that is exactly what abortion opponents are doing. They are using this opportunity to call for more regulations on all providers in an attempt to further their goal of limiting women’s access to abortion care…Abortion providers should not be targeted for more regulations based on the troubled career of Steven Brigham.” However, earlier this week, Saporta said this, “They need to expand their investigation and look at all of the clinics he owns and operates in Maryland and determine if they, in fact, are also providing substandard care, And if so,” she added, regulators should “close them permanently.

In 1990 according to The Providence ( A Canadian Newspaper) Abortionist Steven Brigham attended a National Abortion Federation Conference, where he was quoted in the paper as stating the NAF party line that , “We believe women deserve the best care.” Old news stories also indicate that despite Brigham’s despicable behavior of botched and dangerous abortions, pro-choice supporters routinely came out to escort women into his clinics.

More on Brigham here

Pro-Life leaders are holding a press conference Wednesday to discuss these abortion clinic injuries, deaths, sentences, suspensions, and illegal activities and will call for criminal charges against the four abortionists who were suspended last week..

Today, justice was done,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, who helped advise Eileen Smith after her daughter’s death and encouraged her to file complaints with the medical board and prosecutors. “Our condolences and prayers continue to be with the Smith family, who showed such an amazing strength of faith and courage throughout this ordeal.”

This conviction is an object lesson to prosecutors across the nation that abortionists can and should be held criminally accountable to the law for the sake of justice and public safety. There are abortionists out there right now who are endangering the lives of women who should be joining Osathanondh in jail. We hope today’s sentencing will encourage prosecutors to file criminal charges against abortionists who are breaking the law. Leaving these kinds of cases to the medical boards and civil courts is simply not good enough.”

Trial set in abortion homicide case

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortion injury, Abortionist, pro-choice, pro-choice violence, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2010 by saynsumthn

Trial set for Mass. doc in abortion patient death
By DENISE LAVOIE 2:38 PM 09/12/2010

BOSTON (AP) — Laura Hope Smith was 22 years old and 13 weeks pregnant when she went to see a Cape Cod doctor for an abortion. She was pronounced dead later that day.
Prosecutors charged the doctor with manslaughter, alleging that he failed to monitor her while she was under anesthesia, delayed calling 911 when she went into cardiopulmonary arrest, and later lied to try to cover up his actions.

Dr. Rapin Osathanondh, an obstetrician who was also a research associate at the Harvard School of Public Health, goes on trial Monday in Barnstable Superior Court. The trial begins on the third anniversary of Smith’s death.

Experts say it’s unusual for a doctor accused of negligence to be charged criminally. Most cases are handled through lawsuits in civil court.

“Civilly, you only need — for a doctor to be held accountable — evidence that he was careless and negligent in his care,” said Andrew Meyer, a Boston attorney who specializes in medical malpractice cases.

“That would not normally be enough for a prosecutor to bring a criminal action. However, the more extreme the action, the more extraordinary the negligence, the more likely it is that it may cross over that line where it also becomes criminal.

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe, whose office is prosecuting Osathanondh, would not discuss the case right before trial, but after Osathanondh was indicted in 2008, O’Keefe called his conduct “willful, wanton and reckless.”

Osathanondh, 67, resigned his medical license the same day the state Board of Registration in Medicine issued a scathing list of charges against him, alleging that he had “engaged in conduct that calls into question his competence to practice medicine.”

The board said Osathanondh did not have any means of monitoring Smith’s heart, and did not have oxygen or a functioning blood pressure cuff in the room during Smith’s abortion. The board also alleged that he “failed to adhere to basic cardiac life support protocol” and did not call 911 in a timely manner.

Osathanondh was also accused of deceiving staff members by claiming he gave Smith oxygen during the procedure and by saying that Smith was monitored by a pulse oximeter during her procedure. Neither step was taken, the board said.

2008 News Story:

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Transcript here

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(Brad Puffer, NECN) – A Cape Cod Doctor accused of manslaughter after a patient who came in for an abortion died, pleaded not guilty Thursday in court. Dr. Rapin Osathanondh was arraigned Thursday in Barnstable Superior Court. He was released on personal recognizance after surrendering his passport. Prosecutors say the 22-year-old Laura Smith’s heart stopped last September while she was under anesthesia at Osathanondh’s Hyannis office. They blame willful, reckless conduct by the doctor. Osathanondh has been ordered to turn in his passport as he awaits trial.


Doctor charged with manslaughter in death of abortion patient

2008: Dr. Rapin Osathanondh indicted in the death of Laura Hope Smith

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The board alleged, among other things, that Osathanondh had placed the patient under sedation without any means of cardiac monitoring and no blood pressure cuff. The board said the doctor had no assistant who could administer sedation and monitor the patient and no assistant who could assist in resuscitating her. And it said he “failed to timely initiate a call to 911.” The board also alleged that Osathanondh had made a variety of false statements.

The board said Osathanondh tried to waken the patient after the procedure, but she did not respond. She was later transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead… Globe.
This is a link to the Board of Medicine. It shows how lax the doctor was in monitoring Laura Smith during the procedure. Osathanondh did the abortion on 22-year-old Laura Smith, who died in September at his Women’s Health Center abortion business. Eileen Smith, Laura’s mother, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Osathanondh in Barnstable Superior Court on March 10. Osathanondh, 65, graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Mahidol University, Thailand, in 1967. He received his license to practice medicine in Massachusetts in 1974. He was a solo practitioner at the Women’s Health Center, according to the board.


In 2001 abortionist, Rapin Osathanondh, allegedly threatened death to Brigham and Women’s Hospital nurses in Massachusetts. Dr. Osathanondh left Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston in 2001 following complaints that during a staff meeting he threatened to “execute” five nurses. The nurses told Boston police that Rapin Osathanondh, head of the hospital’s family planning unit, threatened during a staff meeting to “execute people. I’m going to kill you. I’m going to execute you, Texas-style.” According to a police report, Dr. Osathanondh was angry over some forms that were missing from a nursing station. A subsequent hearing determined that there is enough evidence to pursue the nurses’ complaint as valid. He was not prosecuted for the alleged threats, according to Boston Herald reports.

Abortion death manslaughter trial delayed

Posted in Abortion, abortion clinic safety, Abortion Clinic Worders, Abortion complication, Abortion death, Abortionist, pro-choice, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , on September 8, 2010 by saynsumthn

Trial Delayed In Massachusetts Abortion Manslaughter Case

Barnstable, MA – The trial of abortionist Rapin Osathanondh, who is accused of manslaughter in the abortion-related death of Laura Hope Smith, 22, has been delayed one week. The trial is now scheduled to begin on September 14, 2010, exactly 3 years and one day after Laura died in Osathanondh’s understaffed and ill-equipped Hyannis abortion clinic from complications to a powerful anesthesia.

In February, 2008, Osathanondh surrendered his medical license and signed an agreement to never again seek licensing in any state. He is also being sued by Laura’s family in civil court for wrongful death.

Shortly after the death, Operation Rescue was contacted by Laura’s mother, Eileen Smith. OR advised Mrs. Smith to file a complaint with the medical board and helped her pursue criminal charges.

“We find comfort that Laura’s death was not in vain,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It has gotten a dangerous abortionist off the street and has led at least one of Laura’s friends to reject abortion. Women are safer today because of the courageous way Laura’s family has fought for justice. We have the utmost respect for them. It is just tragic that someone had to die for this to happen. We pray that justice will be done under the law and that the Smith family can finally have closure and healing.”

The 2008 News Story

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