by Steven Ertelt
January 20, 2005
Lakewood, NJ (LifeNews.com) — A New Jersey abortion practitioner is under fire for flushing the remains of babies who died from abortions down a toilet and tossing bloodied materials from abortion procedures into garbage bins. He has been charged by local authorities with operating an abortion business without a license to store or process medical waste.
Flavious Thompson, 60, turned himself in to police Wednesday afternoon at the Lakewood police department, according to a report in the Asbury Park Press newspaper. His attorney, Robert Tarver, Jr, accompanied Thompson.
Detective Lawrence Doyle, the investigating officer, charged Thompson with the crimes just days after his receptionist Liza Berdiel was charged with three counts of performing abortions without a medical license, theft and forgery. https://www.lifenews.com/state843.html
Berdiel has injected three women with abortion drugs while Thompson was gone or during non-business hours. She also stole prescription pads from Thompson and wrote illegal prescriptions.
Thompson had alerted police to Berdiel’s actions, which occurred at his Pleasant Women’s Pavilion abortion facility.
After he notified authorities of the injections, police issued a search warrant for the abortion business and found the additional problems, according to the Asbury newspaper.
Thompson has been charged with dumping class three medical waste, including the bodies of the babies and items saturated by blood during the abortions. He should have been sending it all to a site approved by the by the state Department of Environmental Protection.
Pro-life groups said the incidents point to the need to further regulate abortion facilities.
"This investigation exposes some of the many abuses that occur daily inside the so-called `safe and legal’ abortion industry,” said Marie Tasy, executive director of New Jersey Right to Life
The offenses are indictable and Thompson must appear in court at a future date. He has been released without bail.
Thompson also operates an abortion center in Trenton, the state capital.