Abortion Practitioner Arrested, Violated Ruling Suspending Medical License

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 27, 2004   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
December 27, 2004

Miramar, FL (LifeNews.com) — A Florida abortion practitioner who had his license to practice medicine taken away, following a series of botched abortions, continued to perform abortion procedures. After a warrant was issued for his arrest, Robelto A. Osborne turned himself into local police last week.

Osborne, 44, was released on bond after processed by Miramar police last Wednesday, according to an Associated Press report. He was charged with a third degree felony of performing medicine without a license.

Despite his status, Osborne had been performing abortions at the A Gyn Diagnostic Center abortion business in Miramar.

State records reveal Osborne was stripped of his license after botching several abortions, including one where parts of the unborn baby were left inside the mother. He failed to perform pre-operation procedures on several women and did not treat one woman’s severe uterine infection that could have led to her death.

AP also reported that Osborne was also found not returning phone calls to his emergency phone line by women who had abortions and were experiencing severe pain or excessive bleeding.

Those actions led to the suspension of his license and a $7,000 fine, which he did not dispute.

Police also have a warrant out for the arrest of Kieron A. Nisbet, who gave anesthesia to women having abortions at the Miramar abortion facility despite not having a medical license.

According to the AP report, the Florida Department of Health was notified about Osborne’s abortions in a mid-November tip.

Police temporarily closed the abortion facility on December 15 to execute a search warrant. Before performing abortions there, Osborne was an abortion practitioner at A Woman’s Choice Clinic in Miami Lakes.

State health records also reveal Osborne botched an abortion on a woman in 1996 at a Hialeah abortion facility. The woman was treated at a local hospital to repair damage to her small intestine.