Five Texas abortionists face hearings after investigation reveals violations
AUSTIN, July 25, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Five abortionists will be required to appear for hearings before the Texas Medical Board (TMB) regarding multiple violations uncovered at their clinics, health officials told Operation Rescue last week.
The abortionists are scheduled for Informal Settlement Conferences on October 28, 2011, where they must answer to allegations that the Board has brought against them.
Abortionists Margaret Kini, Alan Molson, Robert L. Prince, Douglas Karpen, and H. Brook Randal, are facing the charges based on complaints made by Operation Rescue after a three-month investigation into Texas abortion clinics.
Operation Rescue’s investigation uncovered multiple violations at several Texas abortion clinics across the state, which included the improper dumping of human aborted baby remains, illegal dumping of private patient medical information and records, violations of the 24-hour waiting period and informed consent laws, and other abuses.
The pro-life group filed complaints with the TMB against 14 Texas abortionists as a result of the investigation. Cases remain open and pending against eight. One complaint was dismissed.
“Texas does not corner the market on bad abortionists. The kind of violations we discovered there can be found at nearly every abortion clinic in the nation,” claimed Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
The nature of the allegations remains confidential and will be made public only if the Board determines they have merit at the ISC conference. If that determination is made, a recommendation would be forwarded to the full board, which will decide what disciplinary action, if any, should be taken.
Kini, Molson, and Randal are affiliated with the Whole Women’s Health abortion chain, whose Austin and McAllen facilities have already been cited by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for the improper disposal of aborted baby remains. That citation was also based on Operation Rescue complaints.
Prince and Karpen are affiliated with the Northpark Medical Group abortion clinic in Dallas.
“We expect that the Medical Board complaints against these five abortionists are just the first round. We continue to work with the Board on open investigations against eight others,” said Newman, who said violations were discovered at “every abortion clinic we investigated.”