LAKEWOOD, January 28, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Dr. Flavius Moses Thompson owner of the Pleasant Women’s Pavilion, an abortion mill in Lakewood New Jersey, is being charged with flushing “medical waste,” baby body parts and other remains from his abortions, down a toilet.

The charges against the doctor have followed the arrest of Liza Berdiel, 24, a receptionist at the facility, who is charged with committing abortions without a medical license. Thompson suspected his receptionist was doing abortions herself and pocketing his patients’ cash payments of up to $380 at a time.

“During our investigation we found that medical waste material was being improperly disposed of down the sanitary sewer at that location,” said Detective Larry Doyle of the Lakewood Police Department, referring to the toilet there. “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 charged 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 Waters Act for disposing of aborted materials into the sanitary sewer system, which flows into the Metedeconk River. 

If found guilty of polluting the water system, Thompson could face up to five years in prison in addition to fines. “In order for him to discharge medical waste into that sewer system he would need an appropriate permit,” said Doyle. 

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