Gosnell conspirator gets license back, but clinics stay closed
DOVER, Delaware, April 19, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Delaware abortionist and associate of the infamous Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell has had his medical license temporarily reinstated: but the Delaware abortion clinics associated with Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” operation will remain closed.
According to Delaware’s News Journal, two clinics owned by Panzy Myrie, owner of Atlantic Women’s Medical Services, will remain closed thanks to an agreement with the state’s medical board.
The News Journal reports that Myrie has agreed to sell her Wilmington location, and is abandoning ownership of the facilities saying she just wants to “move on.”
The Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline had been about to issue a cease-and-desist order against Myrie at the behest of state prosecutors before the deal came through. Prosecutors said Myrie was advertizing herself on the internet as a medical doctor when she had no license to practice in Delaware.
The Delaware Attorney General is prosecuting Atlantic Women’s Medical Services (AWMS) over clinic violations, but especially over its involvement with notorious Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Gosnell faces the death penalty for the stabbing deaths of seven newborns, and the anesthesia death of a client on the operating table during an abortion.
Two AWMS abortionists are under an AG investigation over the role they may have played in Gosnell getting away with his horrific practices in Philadelphia for so many years.
However, the state medical license board has lifted the emergency suspension of one of the abortionists, Albert Dworkin, 84. A three-member panel decided Tuesday night to recommend lifting the suspension, which was enforced immediately. The full 16-member board will have to give final approval to the decision when it meets in June.
But the license of the other abortionist, Arturo Apolinario, is still suspended. A hearing about reinstating his ability to practice medicine has been bumped up another month.
Authorities contend that the two abortionists had an established business relationship with Gosnell, and failed to report the abortionist’s blatant illegal conduct.
The AG’s complaint filed against Dworkin said that as the obstetrician of record for Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Services in Philadelphia, he failed to report the facility’s “deplorable” conditions, including unlicensed employees being allowed to administer drugs, examinations, procedures, and failed to report those “murdering babies born alive at the clinic.”
Dworkin denied the charges, saying the apparent association with Gosnell was due to a clerical error.
Apolinario faces similar charges as medical director of the Wilmington clinic. The latest charge from the AG offices says he “failed to adequately perform his duties as medical director, permitting Dr. Gosnell to engage in illegal and unethical behavior under his supervision and, ultimately, putting patients at grave risk.”
The AG’s complaint referenced Apolinario’s role in the case of a 17-year-old girl, who had an illegal late-term abortion at 29 weeks in July 2008.
Gosnell started the abortion on the girl at the Atlantic clinic in Wilmington, then sent her to his abortion clinic in Philadelphia. After 13 hours of induced labor, the baby was born, only to be stabbed in the neck with scissors and then put in a box “where he continued to move for some time until he died.”