VANCOUVER, August 27, 2003 ( – The case of an abortionist sentenced to four years in prison in 2001 after being found guilty of having “violated the sexual integrity” of nine of his former female patients, is causing havoc for the B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons.  Nineteen women are suing Dr. Mark Walter Stewart, for sexual assault and have also named the College as part of their suit.  Stewart is free on bail pending an appeal to be heard in November.  The lawyer for the women, Guy Collette, told LifeSite that the College “applied to be removed from the suit on the basis that they owe no duty of care to patients of their doctors.”  However, Collette said, Justice Lynn Smith of the B.C. Supreme Court “has ruled on the facts of this case that she thinks it is possible that a duty of care on part of the College could be found in this case.”  The plaintiffs are thus able to proceed with the case against the college as well as Stewart.  Collette told LifeSite that the women who claim they were assaulted between 1969 and 1996 have evidence that the College was given information on Dr. Stewart dating back to the 1960’s.  Of note, media coverage of the matter dating back to 2001 and before consistently failed to mention that Dr. Stewart was an abortionist.  See the ruling online at:


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