British Abortion Practitioner Who Botched Abortion Faces Further Complaints

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 13, 2004   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
October 13, 2004

London, England ( — A British abortion practitioner who almost killed a woman after a botched abortion is heading back before a medical review board because of further complaints.

Andrew Gbinigie of Worcestershire, England, was found guilty of professional misconduct at a General Medical Council hearing last year regarding the botched abortion. The GNC believed the incident to be an isolated case and allowed Gbinigie to continue performing abortions.

A new hearing has been ordered after some women complained about the results from the first one.

A GNC panel reviewed the new complaints from several of his former patients and felt them serious enough to pass along to an investigative committee which will decide if further restrictions should be placed on the wayward doctor.

Gbinigie, 47, pulled out a woman’s ovary and part of her bowel during a November 2000 abortion in Birmingham, England.

Gbinigie was also found guilty of sexually harassing two female employees at the city’s Calthorpe Clinic.

He was allowed to continue practicing medicine and performing abortions if he followed certain requirements, such as only working at hospitals with intensive care facilities, whereby women could be provided emergency medical care should he botch another abortion.

Gbinigie found a job working at Liverpool Women’s Hospital. He was initially not allowed to perform abortions or work in gynecology.

He immediately lost the job when the sexual harassment charges came to light.

A LWH spokesman said: "In the light of additional allegations against Dr. Gbinigie which have only been brought to the trust’s attention today, we will be terminating his contract with immediate effect."

Another British abortion practitioner killed a woman in June 2001 after a botched abortion.