by Paul Nowak
LifeNews.com Staff Writer
August 23, 2004
Jackson, MS (LifeNews.com) — A Mississippi abortionist has had his license to practice medicine suspended by the state’s licensing board, following similar action in Alabama. With the loss of Malachy DeHenre’s license, an abortion business in Jackson has apparently closed.
"We couldn’t wait another day to take action," said Dr. W. Joseph Burnett, executive director of the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure. "He won’t be practicing in Mississippi."
Burnett and the Board made their decision last Wednesday, even though they were not scheduled to meet until September 16. The Mississippi suspension mirrors that of one issued in Alabama in July.
Details of the suspensions have not been made public, other than saying it was for "repeated malpractice," and practicing medicine in a way to "endanger the health of patients," according to the Alabama authorities.
However, Pro-Life Mississippi has documented several women that have come to harm at the hands of DeHenre.
“We have been praying that ‘deeds done in darkness would be revealed in the light’ and at last the dark deeds of abortionist Dehenre have been revealed,” said Pro-Life Mississippi in a statement. “He is now being held accountable for the injuries and death to women at abortion clinics and we thank God that both women and their unborn babies are now safe from this abortionist.”
In November 2003 a Birmingham, Alabama woman died just 10 hours after DeHenre performed an abortion. In February 2001, a 22-year-old woman required a hysterectomy after an abortion performed by DeHenre, and three other cases of injured women were noted from 2001-2003.
The New Woman Medical Center in Jackson, where DeHenre worked, was expected to close August 13, following the Alabama suspension. Pat Cartrette, executive director of Pro-Life Mississippi, told LifeNews.com that, the business was still operating August 14. However, by August 20 it appeared closed.
“We will continue to observe and see if the closing rumors are true,” Cartrette added.
There is only one other abortion facility in Mississippi, the Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
Pro-Life Mississippi – https://www.prolifemississippi.org