GRAND RAPIDS, MI, December 7, 2012, (Operation Rescue) — Operation Rescue has just received word that abortionist Dr. Edwin C. Weathington, age 75, passed away on October 7, 2012, after a struggle with pancreatic cancer.

After obtaining his Michigan license in 1980, Dr. Weathington performed abortions at Women’s Medical Center in Grand Rapids until the facility closed its doors in January 2012.

Typical of abortionists, Dr. Weathington demonstrated improper behavior both in professional relationships and business practice.

According to state documents, the Michigan Bureau of Health Services issued a $5,000 fine and six-month suspension of Dr. Weathington’s medical license on June 16, 2000, after finding that Dr. Weathington had engaged in illicit relations with patients, a violation that is unfortunately more common among abortionists that is commonly known. He was later placed on probation in August 2002.

In 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found Dr. Worthington’s clinic out of compliance with federal regulations regarding clinical laboratories. When the clinic failed to submit an acceptable plan of correction, the CMS instituted a daily $1,500 civil penalty fee against Women’s Medical Center and Dr. Edwin Clark Worthington on Nov 15, 2011.

Eventually, the civil penalty, combined with Dr. Weathington’s poor health, caused Women’s Medical Center to shut its doors in January 2012.

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Dr. Edwin Clark Weathington had a many talents and opportunities in life. After serving in the Armed Forces, Weathington married in September 1967, and went on to complete his B.S. in microbiology at Ohio State University, and medical school at Toledo in 1976.

Rather than serve in a life-saving field of medicine or research, Dr. Weathington chose to provide abortions. Along with it, he chose the inevitable path of depravity that such a career entails.

Dr. Weathington leaves behind his wife, two children, and eight grandchildren. Thankfully, none of them are continuing Weathington’s sad legacy as an abortionist.

We would encourage all our readers to pray for the salvation of Dr. Weathington’s family, and the women that he affected during his abortion career. Just as saving babies from physical death is important, so also is saving souls from eternal death.

As we see from the closure of Women’s Medical Center, we must continue to hold abortionists accountable for legal violations and professional misconduct, and hold state and federal agencies accountable for enforcing legal requirements and penalties.

Most importantly, however, we must hold ourselves accountable for our words and actions, and seek always to advance the cause of life.

Reprinted from Operation Rescue.