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Gosnell-Associated Abortion Practitioners in Delaware Suspended

by Steven Ertelt | Dover, DE | LifeNews.com | 3/1/11 9:26 PM

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Two abortion practitioners in Delaware associated with embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell were suspended for not reporting the massive abuses Gosnell perpetrated an for their own problems.

As LifeNews.com reported last month, Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden wants the licenses of two abortion practitioners who were colleagues of Gosnell yanked because they did not report problems associated with their colleague.

Gosnell is the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania abortion business owner who ran one of the most filthy and unregulated abortion centers ever exposed and his shoddy practices resulted in the deaths of and injury to women from botched abortions. He also engaged in a brutal practice of live-birth abortions that saw him purposely prematurely birth babies and, afterwards, he would “snip” their spinal cords with medical scissors.

Gosnell not only operated in southeast Pennsylvania, but he was employed at the Delaware abortion facility known as Atlantic Women’s Medical Services, with offices in Wilmington and Dover, Delaware, where he would work one day per week to do abortions. That abortion center has already come under investigation from Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden and reportedly falsified abortion reports to state officials.

Biden asked the Board of Medical Licensing and Discipline to suspend the licenses of Dr. Albert Dworkin and Dr. Arturo Apolinario, who both worked with Gosnell at Atlantic. His office said the Dworkin and Apolinario should have reported the problems associated with Gosnell to state officials in both Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Today, Delaware’s Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock and the President of the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline, Raymond Moore, Sr., said they agreed with Biden’s ruling that Dworkin’s license be suspended.

About Apolinario, they did not agree his license should be immediately suspended but they revoked his ability to prescribe controlled substances. Biden had alleged Apolinario prescribed and dispensed controlled drugs at the Delaware clinics that he would not authorized to give out — saying he let his license to write and dispense such prescriptions in Delaware lapse in June 2009. Gosnell was initially investigated by Pennsylvania officials on evidence showing he was running an illegal prescription ring and the probe into those concerns resulted in uncovering extensive evidence showing the botched abortions, infanticides and filthy conditions at his Philadelphia abortion facility.

Bullock also agreed with Biden’s assessment that Dworkin was on the staff of the Women’s Medical Society clinic in Philadelphia, the abortion center Gosnell ran and that he presented a “clear and present danger” as obstetrician of record at the abortion center, according to a WHYY report. Yet Dworkin told the News Journal newspaper he had never been to the abortion center in question.

Before the decision, an attorney for one of the abortion practitioners told the News Journal newspaper that Biden is creating “a new standard of responsibility” that currently “does not exist by law or contract.” The attorneys have asked the medical board to deny Biden’s request to suspend their licenses and arguing that neither presents a danger to the public.

Adam Balick said Apolinario has worked at the Atlantic abortion business for 17 years but never had contact with Gosnell. he also claimed Apolinario provided the information to Atlantic needed to renew his licensed to write prescription for controlled drugs but said the abortion business never processed it and he never realized his license lapsed.

Balick says Biden is wrong to hold Apolinario responsible for Gosnell tampering with patient records.

The abortion industry has been forced to suspend two abortion businesses that employed embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, who has been the subject of national controversy over his abortion business in Philadelphia.

Following revelations that Gosnell is associatedwith two other abortion centers in Louisiana and Delaware, the National Abortion Federation made the decision to suspend the memberships of both. Atlantic Women’s Medical Services, the Delaware abortion business that employed Gosnell one day a week to do abortions, and the Delta Clinic abortion center of Baton Rouge, have both had their memberships suspended. Leroy Brinkley owns both abortion businesses. Atlantic operates abortion centers in Wilmington and Dover.

Gosnell has been charged with eight counts of murder and several of his staff at the abortion center, including his wife and sister-in-law, have been charged as well in the case with assisting in botched abortions, practicing medicine without a license or covering up the actions of those who did. The counts include grisly infanticides that involved Gosnell snipping the spines with scissors of babies who had purposefully been prematurely born so they could be killed moments later.

Gosnell has been denied bail while the case against him moves forward. Women have spoken out about their treatment and one woman says she was drugged and tied up and forced to have an abortion.

Authorities searching the facility last year found bags and bottles holding aborted babies scattered around the building, jars containing babies’ severed feet lining a shelf, as well as filthy, unsanitary furniture and equipment.

The grand jury investigation also shows state officials did nothingwhen reports came in about problems at Gosnell’s abortion center, which has upset incoming pro-life Governor Tom Corbett who fired several state employees.