Florida Abortion Facility May Lose Medical License for Violations

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 6, 2005   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
January 6, 2005

Tallahassee, FL (LifeNews.com) — A Miramar abortion business may lose its medical license by employing an abortion practitioner and anesthesiologist who had their medical licenses suspended. The abortion doctor had his license revoked by the state months ago for botching a series of abortions and injuring women.

The Agency for Health Care Administration, which monitors medical clinics such as abortion businesses, filed a complaint on Wednesday against the A Gyn Diagnostic Center abortion facility saying it failed to ensure that only licensed doctors were performing surgeries.

After a warrant was issued for his arrest, abortion practitioner Robelto A. Osborne turned himself into local police two weeks ago.

ACHA records in the complaint, obtained by the Associated Press, also show the abortion facility was keeping improper records.

"Revoking the license of any health care facility is a serious action, but there is nothing more serious than a facility failing to take the appropriate basic steps to protect the health and safety of the people it serves," the agency said in a statement Wednesday.

Osborne, 44, was released on bond after processed by Miramar police and was charged with a third degree felony of performing medicine without a license.

State records reveal Osborne was stripped of his license in August 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.

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.

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.