The Orlando, Florida abortion clinic that made national headlines for giving away coupons to poor women in a crisis pregnancy so they can save money on their abortions is taking its scheme even further.
The Orlando Women’s Clinic became the subject of criticism for offering a coupon for saving $50 on abortions on “Sundays only.” Now, the abortion business has posted a video advertisement on YouTube with a coupon for $100 off of abortions.
At its YouTube video page, the abortion business explains more about the new coupon and defends it.
“There are those that say that the Women’s Center are offering women of low income a coupon to have their abortion procedure performed. There are others that say we are targeting the poor and the vulnerable by offering our $100.00 off abortion clinic coupon in the State of Florida. First and foremost, any out of State woman is able to use our coupon. The $100.00 off abortion clinic coupon is not just available to the poor or indigent. It is available to all women who wish to use our services for first trimester abortions performed either surgically or by the Abortion Pill process. Our Abortion Pill Procedures are performed from 3 to 24 weeks gestation and are completed in 24 hours or less. Please read about the second trimester or late term abortion completed in 24 hours or less by going to http://womenscenter.com/medical_abort…
Please call and ask questions and schedule your appointment today. Please bring in your $100.00 off Abortion Clinic Coupon at the time of your appointment to receive the discount.”
The abortion clinic is owned and operated by James Scott Pendergraft, who has a long history of botching abortions and violating the law and his clinic reopened this summer after police initially raided it and shut it down.
Pendergraft was hit with a massive In 2011, Pendergraft was hit with a whopping civil medical malpractice judgment of $36,737,660.16 in compensatory and punitive damages in a case involving a botched 20 week abortion that resulted in the live birth of a child physically damaged by Pendergraft’s incompetent abortion process amid what was described as “third world conditions” with virtually no counseling. He has refused to pay the judgment.
In April, the Florida Board of Medicine took action to suspend the medical license of the late-term abortionist after he failed to pay the Board fines from a previous disciplinary action that totaled over $120,000.
The settlement agreement reached between the Board and Pendergraft orders that his medical license “shall be indefinitely suspended until such time as [Pendergraft] complies” with the order to pay his fines.
This is the fifth time that Pendergraft’s medical license has been suspended by the Florida Board of Medicine. He continues to operate five abortion clinics in Florida, primarily in the Orlando area.
The fines resulted from a 2010 case where Pendergraft was heavily fined and placed on suspension related to a 2006 botched elective 19-week abortion.
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Patient S.B went to Pendergraft for the second trimester abortion on Feb. 3, 2006. He prescribed doses of Cytotec, a drug that is known to cause severe and unpredictable uterine contractions and sent her home for three days to take the medication on her own. Pendergraft did not have a valid DEA number at the time.
When S.B. returned to the clinic, he further illegally administered doses of Cytotec, Demerol, and Phenergan. He attempted the abortion before the patient was adequately dilated, lacerating her cervix and sending her to the hospital where she underwent an emergency hysterectomy.
At the hospital, staff delivered the remains of S.B.’s baby and found that it was missing a lower limb. Efforts were made to locate the limb in the abdominal cavity to no avail. There were no indications on the patient’s chart. Later, it was discovered that the limb had been removed at the clinic. This lack of documentation caused issues in providing the patient with proper emergency care.
Pendergraft was suspended and ordered to pay fines in excess of $122,000. Pendergraft failed to pay, resulting in another disciplinary case attempting to seek payment.