Bad Attitude - Bad Medicine
"And the people who do abortions are every bit as ethical and as kind and loving and godlike as those who think abortion is wrong. I say that with every conviction I have. Abortion clearly has improved women's health, no matter how you look at it."
Voices of Choice, Doctors Stories
Abortionist joked and laughed during abortion
One abortion patient reported that,
"I was almost 5 months when I told my mother so I had to pay $1,000 to have a saline abortion and the doctor stuck this big needle in my stomach and joked and laughed the whole time like he was at a golf game with his country club buddies and he had no emotion or empathy for me it was awful and demeaning, then I was admitted into the hospital until I delivered the baby, the pain that I had with the delivery were terrible and when the baby came the insensitive nurse said It's a girl! Like it was a normal delivery and it was a happy occasion but all I could do was cry, after that I was taken into another room where the doctor removed the after birth and checked me for missing body parts from the baby and there was so much blood I thought I was gonna die right there. Then they put the baby in a jar and left her in the bathroom on the edge of the shower for me to see."
Abortion doctor was annoyed
One abortion patient recounts:
"I woke up in pain and crying in the recovery room. The doctor came in all annoyed and asked me "What are you still crying for?" He then told me that I cried through the whole procedure even under general anesthesia and that it was very distracting."
Abortionist calls patient 'lazy'
In an April 4, 1993, article, Legalizing abortion did not put the “butchers” out of business, the Pittsburgh Post- Gazette recalls a Chicago Tribune (10/22/91) report that at a license revocation hearing in October 1988, testimony revealed that abortionist Arnold Bickham had called the victim of a fatal botched abortion, Sylvia Moore, "lazy" because she failed to get up after receiving the abortion. It went on to report that Bickham pushed her out of his clinic in a wheelchair, despite her condition. She died at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center. Bickham never faced criminal charges in her death.
Abortion patient told to 'shut up'
In a press conference, abortion patient Melanie Bell, testified about her abortion experience. She said she was told that her pregnancy, which was nine weeks along, was just a "blob of tissue."
She said nurses told her to shut up when she asked for the procedure to stop.
Abortionist vents his anger toward women
The LA Times reported March 22, 1992, that abortionist Ivan C. Namihas might harbor a hatred of women. The article, Patients allege gynecologist hated women, presented interviews and court documents indicating that Namihas allegedly impregnated at least two of his patients, and that he reportedly told one woman, whom he treated for more than 10 years, that he became a gynecologist so he could vent his anger toward women.
A patient and temporary employee of abortionist Ivan C. Namihas, said in an affidavit that she "felt he had problems with women in general because he talked about how much he hated his mother and bad relationships he'd had with girlfriends and his wives."
Another patient of abortionist Namihas said, "He told me the reason he became a gynecologist was because he hated women and he could use a knife to cut them.”
Abortionist receives pleasure from inflicting pain
According to a LA Times article, Patients allege gynecologist hated women: 3-22-1992, a former employee says abortionist Ivan C. Namihas, "seemed to get some perverse pleasure" from inflicting pain on patients and several women told grisly tales of enduring excruciating procedures without anesthesia.
Assistant US attorney Jonathan S. Shapiro said, "The term abuse of a position of trust, seems to have been coined for Dr. Ivan C. Namihas, MD. Arrogant, cruel, and greedy, he carried out a particular form of fraud against his victims."
Abortionist not sympathetic
A women who had an abortion remembers:
"The doctor said only two things to me. The first was, "Thank God I have one that is not screaming!"
The second thing he said to me was, "You were barely six weeks along," and he left the room.
Abortionist rushed patients out of clinic
A former employee of abortionist William Malcolm Knarr, Sheri McDaniel made this comment in a sworn affidavit dated 10-22-1992:
"If women cried after the procedure it was up to the nurse to console them; if Dr. Knarr was not shouting at the nurses to ‘get them up and out.'"
Abortion patients act like Pollyannas
Darla Patterson an abortion clinic worker made these observations on the website, Tales from the Clinic:
"People who are lost often call us on their crap reception cellular phones and shout frantically through the mouthpiece at us the names of the streets they're passing. They don't want to stop and ask for directions in case people figure out where they're going or because they're just so tweaked out about it all that they can't behave rationally. The fact that a good number of women are cloak-and-dagger furtive about their abortions can be somewhat tirtesome (sic) in these sort of situations, even though it's understandable. I imagine that if I could watch their cars from a spaceship hovering above they would look like drunken bees careening around and around the hive of our clinic. Or the anti-hive, more precisely."
Issue #2 - June 27, 2003 - 8:35 pm
“The thing people most obviously lie about when they come in for an abortion is about their drug usage. It's always funny to look at somebody's chart and see that they claimed to have "tried some crack" three weeks before. Like it was casually offered at a party after they turned down the wine. There are the Eddie Haskell types who deny any usage until they have to sign a couple of consent forms with the word "death" listed as a complication. Some people act like they're little Pollyannas, happily sniffing flowers that have been laced with narcotics without their knowledge. "My friend gave me a joint but it had a little sumpin' sumpin' (sic) in it," this woman told me last week, trying to do her best impression of an ingenue. Due to her indecent attire and heavy-handed application of her make-up she looked more like she was doing a bad impression of some teen idol musician/actor doing a bad impression of an innocent teen in a Lifetime movie. So I guess I know a little sumpin' sumpin' (sic) about pregnant women who want to have abortions…”
Issue #1 - June 9, 2003 - 5:53pm
Abortionist describes his clinic in sexual terms
In a 1999, Phoenix New Times article titled, Trash-talking abortionist Dr. Brian Finkel has a message for pro-life zealots, Kiss My Ass, Finkle shows the world just how sensitive he is to women.
Brian Finkel states that he has a nickname for the abortion clinic where he performed more than 2,000 abortions a year. He calls it the, "Vaginal Vault." and stated that, "this is where I do the deed."
Finkel calls the Synevac Vacuum Curettage, abortion machine the "Super Sucker." He told reporters that, "this is my abortion machine, where I do the Lord's work. I heal the sick with it."
Finkel bragged as he gave reporters a tour of the clinic:
"This is another room, where I do the nasty, as the bad boys say. When I go to the new office, I'm going to have three procedure rooms! I can hardly wait!"
Finkel is now serving time for sexually assaulting patients.
Abortionist Finkel's new home
I'm the prince of the pelvis
Always trying to impress, abortionist Brian Finkel goes off in a June 17, 1999, Phoenix New Times article, Trash-talking abortionist Dr. Brian Finkel has a message for pro-life zealots, Kiss My Ass, Finkel, says he's simply the spokesman for what he calls the "little woman."
Finkel wants to be sure his patients know exactly what they're getting into, so he posts pictures of fetuses--the pictures you usually see in the hands of the anti-abortion protesters--on his Web site.
Finkel also boasts:“I'm the prince of the pelvis, the disciple of Elvis! The uptight, out-of-sight,
feeling-all-right Dr. Brian Leslie Finkel.”
Finkel has since been serving prison time for sexually assaulting his patients.
Abortionist, women will do anything for abortions
In the Phoenix New Times June 17, 1999, article, Trash-talking abortionist Dr. Brian Finkel has a message for pro-life zealots: "Kiss my ass,” Finkel boasts:
"Back in the good old days, honey, I could open a woman in less than a minute and a half. It was while I was working on the abortion floor that I learned that women will do whatever it takes to have an abortion."
Why I am an abortionist, by Brian Finkel
Brian Finkel actually told the truth in the June 17, 1999 Phoenix New Times article, Trash-talking abortionist Dr. Brian Finkel has a message for pro-life zealots: “Kiss My Ass.” As his conviction on sexual assault of several women a few years after he made these comments indicates:
Commenting about a pro-life protester abortionist Brian Finkel nicknamed, “Beer Belly” Finkel told reporters:
“I go, 'Hey, Beer Belly, I want you to know that if your wife ever
needs an abortion, I'll do one for free. Not because I'm a nice guy,
but just because I want to get between her l-e-e-e-e-gs.'”
Abortionist's take on one of 30 complaints
Abortionist Brian Finkel describes one of the 30 complaints on file against him accusing him of sexually assaulting his patients.
The article in the June 17, 1999 Phoenix New Times, Trash-talking abortionist Dr. Brian Finkel has a message for pro-life zealots: “Kiss My Ass,” states a patient was upset because, as Finkel paraphrases [in the falsetto he often uses to imitate patients]:
"He gently inserted his finger up my a**."
Lesson one - Proper abortion etiquette
Diana Finkel (Wife of abortionist Brian Finkel who also worked at his abortion clinic) talks about advice she gave her abortionist husband in the Phoenix New Times article, Trash-talking abortionist Dr. Brian Finkel has a message for pro-life zealots: "Kiss my ass."
“When he (Brian Finkel) first started the (abortion) practice, I said, 'Treat each woman with dignity. Talk to them first with their clothes on. Give them that much courtesy."
So much for listening to your wife -Finkel was later sentenced to prison
for sexual assault of his patients.
Abortion, a rite of passage
Bon, who claims to be an abortion clinic worker and who blogs about the job, said this on her website, Abortion Clinic Days-Blog, May 2006:
“But the truth is that abortion, like having a baby, losing a parent,
having sex for the first time, getting married, etc. . . is a rite of passage.”
Keep women in the dark
"I thought there are folks who are pro-choice who do not want to know about what we are doing because it’s very scary to them. And if they start to know what really this is about for women and what we know, it’s going to shake their own simple way of being pro-choice.”
National Abortion Federation Meeting
Transcript tapes: 9415-18, p. 23
Abortion patients are out of control
Abortion doctor Michael Benjamin gave this testimony before a Florida House Health Care Committee meeting September 14 – 15, 1989:
Speaking about the typical abortion patient,
"I think it is basically a personality type who generally has her life out of control...They drift, they tend to live for the moment in terms not only of their sexual practices but in terms of their economic lives and they are people in general who don’t think beyond the moment, who don’t plan for tomorrow, and who really will take life as it comes and deal with the rest later."
Abortionist beats wife
In 1999, Abortionist Neville W. Duncan was placed on 18 months' probation, sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $250 after pleading no contest to charges that he beat his wife. He was also arrested when police found crack cocaine in his pocket.
Duncan was arrested after allegedly punching his wife in his car, then pinning her to the ground and slapping her after she climbed out the window of the vehicle, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article, Doctor sentenced to 30 days in jail (01-15-1999).
News reports indicated that Duncan served time for contempt of court, when he failed to provide the required child support he owed.
Get into the position that got you here
The Boston Globe reported in an article, Board OKs claims against doctor (August 2, 1989), that abortionist Howard J. Silverman, who owns Repro Associates abortion clinic in Brookline allegedly told a patient to prepare for a pelvic exam by:
"getting into the position that got you here.”
Abortionist requests sex for abortion services
As described in the NY State Board of Professional Medical Conduct Case # BPMC 01-99 and The Times Herald on January 6, 2001, abortionist Daniel Holschauer shows he has a different type of bedside manner.
Following surgery on one patient, Daniel Holschauer of Warwick, NY, removed the gauze from the woman's vagina and stated,
"you know, I would really like to be there."
Holschauer then began to pull his pants down and the patient noticed that he was sexually aroused. Holschauer then told the patient,
"I just did you a favor, now you do me a favor."
Abortionist guilty of murdering wife
December 11, 2001, The Oklahoman detailed the murder trial of abortionist John Baxter Hamilton. Hamilton performed abortions at the Oklahoma Clinic for Women in Oklahoma City, OK.
Hamilton was found guilty in the Valentine's Day killing of his wife, Susan Hamilton, 55. Her nude body was found lying in blood in the master bathroom of the Hamiltons' Quail Creek home, her skull fractured and face disfigured. She had been choked with a necktie and beaten to death.
Abortionist John Baxter Hamilton
News Reports of the case indicated that Hamilton's wife had suspected the abortionist of having an affair with a topless dancer who may have been a patient of the doctor's. His wife was considering leaving him and talking of divorce two days before the murder.
Authorities noted that after Hamilton murdered his wife he then called 911 to report the death. Authorities found the woman dead on the couple’s master bedroom floor.
He was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in the murder of his wife and was ordered to pay $11,104 for the cost of his incarceration. Following his murder conviction, Oklahoma and Tennessee revoked his medical license and on September 19, 2003, Hamilton voluntarily surrendered his Georgia license.
Lexington Correctional Center, Maximum Security Prison
Abortion Doc carves initials into patient
In 2000, abortion doctor Alan Zarkin came to be known as "Dr. Zorro" after he carved his initials into a patient’s stomach at a hospital where he practiced in New York.
News Reports indicated Zarkin used his scalpel to carve a three-inch area of his initials because he viewed that the caesarian section he performed on her was a work of art worth signing.
Zarkin's victim reportedly stated, "I feel like a branded animal. I now have three-inch high letters carved permanently into my flesh."
Photo: BBC NewsAnother woman who contacted The New York Times said she visited Dr. Zarkin in the mid-1990's for routine gynecological exams. The patient said that Dr. Zarkin made increasingly lewd remarks to her over three years, leading her to file a complaint with the state.
Besides making crass sex jokes she said, Dr. Zarkin commented that she was ''beautiful'' and his ''favorite patient.''
She also accused the doctor of telling her he was taking Viagra three times per day and masturbating in the shower.
Zarkin later became the Medical Director of an abortion clinic called Choices Women’s Medical Center in Long Island. It was reported that Zarkin earned a salary of $300,000 a year at the abortion clinic. Zarkin worked for Merle Hoffman, president of the Choices abortion clinic.
Hoffman claimed to the press that she had no idea Zarkin had been fired from Beth Israel Medical Center for carving his initials into a patient's stomach. The Times reported that Hoffman later received a letter from a psychiatrist hired by Zarkin's lawyer saying the abortionist apparently suffered from frontal lobe disorder, and that his work should be carefully monitored.
The abortion clinic's former abortionist, Enayat Hakim Elahi, said he heard rumors about Zarkin's incident but found it so incredible that he did not report it to Hoffman.
Elahi did file a complaint with the state about Zarkin for a seperate incident in which he accused Zarkin of botching a complicated gynecological surgery. Elahi told reporters that he did not see the incident; he heard of it through his former colleagues there.
According to the Times, the incident was confirmed through interviews with other clinic employees who agreed with Dr. Elahi's assessment. Elahi, reportedly filed many complaints to the state about conditions at the Choices abortion clinic. Hoffman denied the assertions that poor care was given at her clinic, and said that Dr. Elahi had a grudge against her.
On Dec. 28, Hoffman, said she opened a letter to Zarkin that was sent to the abortion clinic. Hoffman commented about what she read:
''I saw he was being sued for $5.5 million for carving A Z on someone's stomach. I felt shock and amazement when I read it. I called him into my office and I asked him, 'Did you do these things?' and he said, 'Yes,' and I asked him why and how this could have happened and he said he thought he did such a beautiful job, he thought he should sign it.''
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Abortionist stabs girlfriend with syringe
From three media reports in the New York Post (April 15, 21, and May 25, 2000) and the documentation in NY State Board of Professional Misconduct Order # BPMC-00-130, we are able to put together a picture of bizarre events that happened at the Montefiore Medical Center.
In April of 2000, doctor Stephen Pack was accused of trying to force an abortion on his girlfriend Joy Schepis, a nurse who had worked with him at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.
Pack reportedly became enraged toward Schepis who was seven weeks pregnant with a child he had fathered. Prosecutors said Pack, who was married, asked Schepis to have an abortion. She refused and told him she would take care of the baby without his support.
Pack ordered methotrexate, a labor-inducing drug that works like RU-486, and filled two syringes with it and attacked Schepis in the hospital's parking lot. Witnesses to the incident said Pack stabbed Schepis in the buttocks and thighs and told her that he was going to give her an abortion.
Witnesses heard Pack yell, "Are you going to have an abortion or not?" she reportedly replied "No!" Witnesses then quoted him as yelling out, "I'm going to give you an abortion!"
She told reporters, "He is a vicious, wild animal who belongs in a cage." Pack told the court he was sorry for his actions. Schepis said that she was pleased he would serve time in prison. But she said she did not believe his apology.
The NY State Board of Professional Medical Conduct stated that Pack, "administered an injunction of methotrexate to a patient who did not seek or consent to an injection." Schepis defined Pack as a "pathetic excuse for a human being."
''I don't think he's very sorry for anything except that he's going to jail,'' she said. Pack plead guilty to assault and abortion charges and was sentenced to two years in prison. Schepis, gave birth to a healthy baby and she said the drug has not affected her son.
We care about your health unless . . .
The Associated Press Reported in the article, Abortionists Shun AIDS-Infected Women, Survey Finds 03/21/1990:
In a survey, conducted in November 1988 through February 1989, callers from the New York City human rights commission made appointments with 30 abortion clinics and physicians that advertised in the Yellow Pages.
- Twenty abortion clinics canceled the appointment after the caller said she was infected with HIV but had no symptoms of AIDS. Twelve of the 20 said they did not have adequate infection control.
Many of the responses "were very hostile," said a committee lawyer. "Some just hung up or said, We can't treat your kind."
- Others said abortion on an HIV-infected woman was too complicated a procedure for them to handle and referred the caller to a hospital.
Abortionist Lewis Koplik was asked to respond to the story and told reporters that he has an "undocumented gut feeling" that the discrimination might be happening elsewhere. "If you have one woman who has HIV infection or AIDS and can't get service, that's a real problem. It's just something that should not happen," he said.
Los Angeles obstetrician-gynecologist David Grimes, chairman of Planned Parenthood's medical advisory committee, told the reporters that he does not believe the problem is widespread, although it may be more apparent on the East Coast where more women are infected with HIV.
In an International Aids Society study titled: HIV-related discrimination in abortion clinics, New York City, USA: 1988-1992, that was released at the International Conference AIDS 1993 Jun 6-11.
Calls were placed to all the abortion clinics in New York, the caller told the clinic she had HIV/AIDS. The report revealed that:
In 1988: 42% of the abortion clinics refused to provide services when they discovered that the client was HIV positive.
In 1990: 31% of the providers either refused an appointment or increased the fee for an abortion on learning that the caller was HIV positive.
"In October, 1990, the New York City Human Rights Commission did a survey (Women Don't Get AIDS: They Just Die from It, " HIV/AIDS Focus Paper #17, April 1992:By Nancy A. Carter) which discovered that 42 percent of the women who identified themselves over the phone as HIV- positive to health care providers were falsely refused abortions or overcharged."
In 1992: After the New York City Commission on Human Rights sent out several letters to the abortion clinics they called again and still had 4% of the abortion providers discriminate against the women.
The National Academy Of Sciences, HIV Screening of Pregnant Women and Newborns (1991) Reported:
HIV-infected pregnant women who elect to terminate their pregnancies may discover that their access to abortion services is restricted. Some areas report outright exclusion of HIV-infected women by abortion clinics. In an attempt to document the degree to which HIV-infected women were discriminated against in gaining access to abortions revealed that two-thirds of the abortion facilities contacted in the study:
- Canceled appointments made by allegedly HIV-infected women once their infection status was disclosed.
- Some of the facilities attempted a plausible response, such as their inability to handle that type of procedure.
- Changed the vacation schedules of the physicians or quoted inflated prices for abortion services to discourage those seeking care.
- Openly reported that their staff refused to care for HIV-infected patients.
Doc performs incompletes abortions on purpose
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported in an article, Legalizing abortion did not put the “butchers” out of business (April 4, 1993), that abortionist Robert J. Sherman of Washington, DC, purposely performed incomplete abortions to insure repeat business, regularly reused bloody instruments and operated with one hand while eating a tuna sandwich and talking to his stockbroker on the phone.
What a reception: Urine at the sign in table
August 21, 1990, in the Abortion Report's article titled, Kentucky Abortion clinic closed by state, we learn:
After the Kentucky Cabinet for Human Resources "had temporarily shut down" the Women's Health Services, a Louisville abortion clinic, it was reported that inspectors "found that licensed practical nurses administered drugs to patients intravenously without a doctor's supervision; patients were not given adequate post-operative instructions; and "the physician left as soon as the last abortion was completed, instead of waiting until patients had all left the clinic."
The investigators also "reported the receptionist poured urine specimens into a glass coffee jar without a lid and kept the jar, as well as used (pregnancy) test kits on a table next to her desk (until the jar became full)."
During abortions, "the front desk staff does serve as OR [operating room] technicians if the OR is short of help."
He was tossing the fetus up in the air
In an article on the desensitization of those involved in abortion. The abortionhurts.blogspot quotes from page 77 of the book, “Conditioned to Kill,” by Dr. Rachael McNair, a Louisiana abortion clinic worker describes what an abortionist did at her clinic
"The one thing that sticks out in my mind the most, that really upset me the most, was that he had done an abortion, he had a fetus wrapped inside of a blue paper. He stuck it inside of a surgical glove and put another glove over it. He was standing in the hall, speaking with myself and two of his assistants. He was tossing the fetus up in the air, and catching it. Like it was a rubber ball. I just looked at him, and it’s like, doctor, please".
And he laughed. He says, "No one knows what this is."
Planned Parenthood, racial discrimination
According to Texas Business Today’s (Summer 1999) coverage of US Court of Appeals for 5th Circuit; Case # 97-11310, Fadeyi v. Planned Parenthood, Lamarilyn Fadeyi is a black female who was employed by Planned Parenthood for seven years.
She alleged that Planned Parenthood engaged in various acts of racial discrimination against her during the course of her employment, ranging from discriminatory scheduling and distribution of office resources, to the executive director's giving her and another black employee an application for membership in the Ku Klux Klan.
Fadeyi filed complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Texas Commission on Human Rights, but both dismissed her complaints for lack of jurisdiction because Planned Parenthood had fewer than 15 employees at all relevant times.
Planned Parenthood fired Fadeyi two working days after receiving notification that the EEOC did not have jurisdiction to entertain her complaints. Fadeyi then brought suit in district court alleging racial discrimination in her employment and termination.
P (K)lanned Parenthood and race
According to Legalview.com’s article, Arnold Schwarzenegger Sued by High Ranking Planned Parenthood Ex-Employee, Andrew Jones, the former Project Manager of the Community Services/Education Department of Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles (PPLA) alleges that PPLA regularly allowed overt racism and sexism to infect its facilities in early 2004.
Mr. Jones worked for PPLA for several years and is African-American. Jones' suit claims among other serious allegations that PPLA did nothing when one of its employees was referred to as a n***er.
Additionally, the suit, filed under penalty of perjury, alleges that PPLA consistently portrayed African-American males as being irresponsible and that male employees were regularly referred to as d***heads and other offensive terms by the white female management.
Sworn affidavits by other female PPLA staff, supporting the allegations of the complaint, were also filed. One swore: "There was a sense that any employee who was not a white female was going to be carefully watched. . . There was a strong anti-male bias at PPLA. "
Another affidavit refers to, a significant anti-male bias. Attorneys for Jones indicate that this is just one of several upcoming suits by high level PPLA employees who were fired for whistle-blowing or complaining of racism.
Abortionist called women whores and dogs
An Illinois clinic worker testified in a court case (Case # 92-L50928 ) that the managing director at the abortion clinic where she worked harassed her until she quit.
"That you always knew when he was mad at you. Verbally the language and the things, the names people were called, it was a constant thing there…calling a woman a whore was not beyond this man. He always talked about short skirts and the girls’ legs."
Another worker testified that he was, "Calling other women dogs"
Rashbaum tells boyfriends
In an article in Mother Jones, End of the road: in the twilight of his career, one of the oldest living late-term abortion doctors tells all; Dr. William Rashbaum, they described abortionist William Rashbaum as a doctor who was trained in an era when doctors were considered gods.
They say that Rashbaum is:
The article goes on to say that in the operating room, Rashbaum readily yells at the top of his lungs at residents working with forceps inside a woman's uterus, where he can't see what they're doing, to make sure they are as nervous as he is.
- Gruff, confrontational, and downright abrasive
- He flaunts medical conventions at will, rankling nurses and orderlies, if it serves his needs
- When the orderlies take too long in preparing his operating room between procedures, he goes in and embarrasses them into efficiency by helping to clean up. He boasts, "They turn my room over much faster than any other room."First- and second-year ob/gyn residents dread his cases. "It was always a fight about who had to do them," relates a former intern
The author notes that husbands or boyfriends have been known to barge into abortionist Rashbaum's office and violently insist their baby not be aborted. They claimed that when they asked Rashbaum his response to this Rashbaum replies with an equally violent, "F**k you, Charlie, we can abort her."
Abortionist keeps urn of dead relatives under desk
In an article in Mother Jones magazine, End of the road - in the twilight of his career, one of the oldest living late-term abortion doctors tells all; Dr. William Rashbaum, they reported that the abortion clinic where abortionist William Rashbaum worked was open round the clock, with three sets of doctors and nurses each taking eight-hour shifts.
Abortionist William Rashbaum told Mother Jones, That when he first started performing abortions "You would go home with a g*ddamn barrel of money."
According to the article, the ashes of his brother, who died last year, are still in an urn under his desk because he hasn't yet found a plot. The article notes that Rashbaum has a hard time "letting people go," Rashbaum with a laugh "I had my mother under a table in my consulting room for about two years."
Now this is how to run a successful business
An investigative report by the Florida Department of Professional Regulations (DPR case # RN-89-10853) into the actions of Barry Alan Hill, a nurse employed by Abortionist Vladimar Rosenthal, revealed a host of violations from reusing syringes, to photographing the abortion patients after they were under anesthesia.
Another fine NAF Clinic
Co-worker Neat Rodrigues told investigators that she was, "disturbed by Hill's objection to her showing any sympathy toward the patients." She reportedly called the National Abortion Federation (NAF) to complain about the conditions at the clinic because the clinic was a member of NAF and claims owner Vladimar Rosenthal fired her for doing so.
Employee Wendy Castro told DPR that Hill would, "Scream at her." She told investigators that during her employment between 4 and 6 patients turned blue. Employees also stated that both Hill and Rosenthal would leave the building while the patients were under anesthesia and not "fully awake."
She claims that Hill was "very friendly" with the patients always asking for dates, often slapped co-workers on the buttocks, tickled and made "dirty jokes".
She recalled on two occasions Hill bringing in pictures of other patient’s breasts.
Abortionist, Edward Watson was also employed at the clinic. He told investigators that he worked for Rosenthal for only two days. He claimed that he did about five "procedures" during that time and noticed that Hill "undraped the patients after they were under general anesthesia and showed their breasts to the nurse and another woman." Watson admitted that this was totally inappropriate, and declined to return to the abortion clinic after the incident.
Employee, Gail P. Tranquil told DPR that she resigned from the clinic because the clinic's owner, "Dr. Rosenthal was unprofessional." She claimed to have worked for other physicians and abortion clinics and considered Vladimar Rosenthal very "Unprofessional."
"Pushing general anesthesia to make money is not for the patient's good...I refused.... Barry Hill accused me of not liking general anesthesia. Rosenthal and Hill would tell my patients who were scheduled for locals, they should have generals, then they would yell at me."
She stated that they were alone with the female patients who were under anesthesia and that Hill would often be the first one in the room. Tranquil felt that Hill was "medically competent" but that his "Morals left something to be desired." When asked by investigators to explain this she responded, "Why would any male want to be in the room alone with a female patient? They should know better."
Abortion patients punished, denied anesthesia
The Los Angeles Times article, Abortion horror stories spur inquiry (April 3,1992), reported that the Northwest Territories Status of Women Council, an independent group in Yellowknife Canada, said that it had received reports from 85 women claiming they had suffered agonizing pain during abortions performed without anesthetics at the Stanton Yellowknife Hospital. They claim that the women were exposed to a more painful procedure as a form of punishment for seeking an abortion.
Some of the women said they were refused anesthesia when they asked for it. Others said the doctors carrying out the abortions -- all of whom were male -- made abusive remarks.One woman quoted her doctor as winding up her abortion with the words:
"This really hurt, didn't it? But let that be a lesson before you get yourself in this situation again.
One patient, Ellen Hamilton, who had an abortion because she was raped, said she was more traumatized by the abortion. According to Danielle Capelli with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on a NPR All Things Considered segment April 3, 1992, Abortions without Anesthesia at Canadian Hospital.
"She was sent over to Yellowknife, and she had--she was told that no anesthesia would be used because it wasn't necessary; that general anesthesia was dangerous--that it would cause bleeding--and that local anesthesia wasn't needed because it would only cause minor discomfort and the procedure would be over in a couple of minutes. In fact, she found it excruciatingly painful. She said she was strapped down to the table, held down by a number of nurses, including one male member of the staff at the hospital who had to come in and help hold her down. She said she was screaming and writhing in pain; she was begging the doctor to stop. The doctor was yelling at her, saying, 'You're only making it worse, stop moving,' and refused to stop; he just kept going. "
Another woman told the group that, "the doctor said, 'The anesthesiologist does not believe in abortions; we will administer the anesthetic following the abortion, for the tubal ligation.'"
The hospital told reporters that it plans to develop a new plan "for providing patients with choices for pain control during abortion procedures."
How dare you seek emergency help
According to the Florida Department of Professional Regulations case # 89-13676, abortionist Theodore Lehrer performed an abortion on a patient at the All Women's Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
After the abortion the woman complained of severe cramping and began to bleed heavily and Lehrer told her to remain in bed and to call him if it got worse. That evening the bleeding became very heavy and she called the clinic and waited 10 minutes for a response before calling the abortion hot line number.
The hotline advised her to go to the emergency room. At the ER, they gave her a prescription for the pain and advised her to see Lehrer the next day.
She reported that when she went to Lehrer's abortion clinic the next day, he became angry that she went to the emergency room.
She continued to bleed and a few days later again went to the ER where they determined she suffered from an incomplete abortion. Lehrer was issued a "Letter of Guidance" following the complaint to the board.
Abortion injury? Not our clinic's problem
The state of Alabama closed an abortion clinic after it found several deficiencies, reports the Montgomery Advertiser. In one incident, the investigation found that the abortionists at Reproductive Health Services did not provide proper follow-up care for an abortion patient who went to an emergency room on July 14, with severe pain and abdominal cramping after having an abortion two days earlier.
The emergency room doctor who ended up treating the woman contacted the abortion clinic and said a nurse at the clinic told him that "everyone was out of town" and since the patient was in the ER, "I guess it's your problem." Rick Harris, director of the department's Bureau of Health Provider Standards responded:
"It's not OK to operate a health care facility that does surgery and then say ‘We're going to put them (the abortion clinic) off on the emergency system.’"
Abortions, parties, and a botched liposuction
In an April 30, 2004 article, the Orlando Sentinel reported that two South Florida doctors (one's a retired psychologist, the other is a working ob-gyn physician, they stated) own the Orlando nightclub Tropical Magic.
They revealed that one of the owners is a Broward County physician by the name of Dr. Celina Poy-Wing. Advertisements in the South Florida area reveal that Poy-Wing performs abortions up to 22 weeks at 817 South University Drive in Plantation, FL, describing her practice as, Women Caring for Women.
The article says that abortionist Poy-Wing described her club's atmosphere this way, "We are trying to appeal to the whole community. No babies. We want men and women."
The paper also made this observation about the club's alcohol: "And for an older-crew club, the drink policy is awfully relaxed. For one, the place is open until 4 in the morning. Two, the place sells tiny bottles of alcohol until the 2 a.m. curfew -- and then offers mixers for the next two hours. Which means there's a run at the bottles before 2 a.m. It's a strategy that keeps the party going until closing."
In May of 2000, the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinal reported in a May 26 article, Victim wins award in botched liposuction, that a judge's assistant was awarded a $1 million malpractice verdict against abortion doctor Celina Poy-Wing who reportedly botched her liposuction in 1998.
The article notes that a Broward County jury decided that the surgery by Dr. Celina Poy-Wing caused nerve damage, numbness, burning and discolored skin on the abdomen and hips of her patient, Nancy Williams.
Williams's suit claimed that Poy-Wing took out too much fat and operated too close to the skin and blamed the poor care on the fact that Poy-Wing had just learned to do liposuction at a weekend seminar in spring 1997, according to the woman's attorney.
Abortionist, I've lacerated many women's uteruses
Journalist, Mark Feldstein reported on abortionist Milan Vuitch in his reports, See No Evil, for WTSP-TV (St. Petersburg, FL: March, 1981); and Investigation of Dr. Milan Vuitch, WDVM-TV (Washington, D.C.: Nov. 1984).
In Feldstein's, Kissing Cousins: Journalism and Oral History, he describes a the interview and a comment by Vuitch:
"During my own work as a journalist, I often found that despite the television interviewer's customary antipathy to dead airtime, silence can elicit the most damning admissions of all. "I don't charge extra for rats, they come free when I rent the property," one slumlord eventually told me on-camera. Similarly, a negligent gynecologist (Milan Vuitch) responded to my silence by stating, "Oh, I've lacerated many women's [sic] uteruses, this is no big deal."
Abortionists do not enhance patient dignity
In the book, Abortion Practice, author and abortionist Warren Hern describes on page 91 how most abortion doctors treat their patients. "In many clinic settings, the patient does not meet the physician until she is undressed except for an examining gown. Some physicians even require, or clinics arrange, that the patient be in a lithotomy position when the physician enters the room. This procedure does not enhance the patient's dignity as a person, and it does not encourage recognition of the patient as a person by the physician."
Abortion doctor accused of killing wife
On December 15,2006, the Hattiesburg American reported in an article, Doctor pleads not guilty to killing his wife, that abortionist Malachy DeHenre was arrested after a new indictment accused him of shooting his wife, Dr. Nyasha DeHenre, in the head in their Laurel home in 1997. At his first trial in 1999, the jury voted 11-1 to acquit him, resulting in a hung jury.
According to a WDAM News 7 news report, (Doctor to face 2nd trial for wife's slaying: 12-18-2006), DeHenre is also being charged with the rape of a then 21-year-old patient when he was practicing at the Family Health Care Center in 1992.
Photo/Brian Livingston, Laurel Leader Call
DeHenre, shown being escorted into the Jones County courthouse for his arraignment.
DeHenre has a long history of trouble in his performance of abortions and treatment of women. He performed abortions in Alabama before he lost his license to practice in that state, according to a Washington Post story , (Alabama Abortion Clinic to Stay Shut: 6-15-2006).
The Post reported that DeHenre formerly worked for the Summit abortion clinic in Alabama which, was closed in 2006 after state inspectors found them dispensing RU-486 without a doctor present. The article says that in December of 2004, the Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama indefinitely suspended the license of Malachy M. DeHenre. The commission ruled that DeHenre's conduct in four cases from 2000 to 2003 was "immoral, unprofessional or dishonorable" and that he endangered his patients through "gross malpractice."
In March of 2005, DeHenre’s license was indefinitely suspended by the Mississippi Medical Board. It had been temporarily suspended in 2004 after one of DeHenre's Alabama abortion patients died. A 2004, Clarion Ledger report entitled, Abortion death cited in action against doctor Ala. suspends license of Jackson abortion practitioner, reveals that the Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners found that the patient was discharged from Summit Medical Center 20 minutes after having an abortion on Nov. 25, 2003. Less than six hours later, her husband contacted the medical center and reported that his wife had abdominal pain and a low temperature.
She was taken by ambulance to a Birmingham hospital, where she died. She sustained an unrecognized uterine perforation during the abortion, the board said. "Subsequent hemorrhagic shock led to her ultimate demise,'' according to the board's report to the licensure commission.
According to the Clarion Ledger, (Suspended doc: Didn't like doing 35,000 abortions: 3-18-2005), after his suspension in Mississippi, DeHenre said that he did not like performing some 35,000 abortions, but did so because he needed the work. "I ask for your forgiveness," Dehenre said. "I don't want to be an outcast. I want to be among the medical community." The Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure told the press that they received "more than one complaint, " in the case.
After DeHenre's 2006 arrest he was denied his bond request and will be held in the Jones County Adult Detention Facility in Ellisville until his trial, which will likely be held in the spring of 2007.
You mean you hav to have a license to do this?
According to press reports abortion clinic owner Belkis Gonzales has been arrest and charged with two felony counts of relating to abortions done at her clinics. The arrest report attests that Gonzales and her partner, Siomara Senises, knowingly allowed two unlicensed men to perform abortions at their clinics. In addition, they are charged for instructing other employees to do medical proceedures that also require licensing, such as dispensing medicine. Neither Gonzales or Senises personally held licenses, however that did not prevent them from taking part in activities at the clinic.
These two owners were also subjects of an investigation concerning a fetus that was found in a medical waste bag on top of one of the clinics. The investigation in that case is still ongoing.