Abortion Practitioner Who Killed Woman in 2003 Abortion Faces License Hearing

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 28, 2004   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
October 28, 2004

Montgomery, AL (LifeNews.com) — An abortion practitioner who killed a woman in Alabama in 2003 in a botched abortion is facing a hearing by the state medical board on whether his suspended medical license should be revoked permanently. Malachy DeHenre’s medical license has been suspended in Mississippi as well, where he also performed abortions.

The Medical Licensure Commission of Alabama is expected to make a final decision in a couple of weeks.

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 he performed, and three other cases of injured women were noted from 2001-2003.

The decision by Alabama authorities to suspend DeHenre’s license prompted Mississippi officials to do the same.

"We couldn’t wait another day to take action," said Dr. W. Joseph Burnett, executive director of the Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure, after the August decision. "He won’t be practicing in Mississippi."

DeHenre had been performing abortions for about five years at the New Woman Medical Center abortion business in Jackson, Mississippi.

Following the suspension, NWMC closed leaving only one abortion facility in the state — the Women’s Health Organization, which is also located in Jackson.

Mississippi’s statewide pro-life group says it is aware of other cases where women have been injured by abortion, in addition to those addressed by the Alabama and Mississippi authorities.

Applauding the suspension decisions, Pro-Life Mississippi said in a statement, DeHenre "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."

Related Sites:
Pro-Life Mississippi – https://www.prolifemississippi.org