by Steven Ertelt
July 19, 2005
Miami, FL (LifeNews.com) — Two owners of an abortion business in Miami have been arrested on charges that they were using two people without a medical license to perform abortions at their facility.
Police arrested Jose Rodriguez, 52, and Magaly Gil, 56, both of Miami. They were released on $5,000 bond, according to a Miami Herald report.
Officials say the pair knew Kieron Nisbet, who performed abortions at their facility, was not licensed to practice medicine in Florida. According to the report, Nisbet performed abortions in November at their Best Care Women’s Center abortion business.
Nisbet also performed abortions at a Hialeah, Florida abortion facility, A Women’s Care II, during the same time.
Police have tried to apprehend Nisbet, but the Herald reports he has fled to his homeland of Trinidad, an island in the Southeast Caribbean. Police put out a warrant for his arrest in April.
State officials are trying to revoke the license for the A Women’s Care II abortion business, but it is fighting the action and has taken their case before an administrative judge. However, the owners surrendered the license voluntarily on Monday after the Miami-Dade Police Department and the Florida Department of Health began a joint investigation.
Meanwhile, Rodriguez and Gill have gone to extraordinary lengths to cover up their use of unlicensed people to perform abortions.
A former employee of the Best Care Women’s Center abortion facility told police that the two ordered her to tell officials that Nisbet was not involved in the abortion facility.
The owners also brought the employee to the Hialeah abortion facility to ”for the purpose of showing her a licensed doctor by the name of David Brown," the Herald reported. They told the employee to tell police that Brown had performed the abortions at both facilities.
In March, a Best Care employee was arrested and charged with practicing nursing without a license. Authorities found two patients who were given sonograms, received other medical care, and were sedated.
Best Care reportedly closed two months ago.
According to the Herald, the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Florida agency which regulates abortion facilities, has Gil listed as the administrator for a third abortion business, the Millennium Women Center in Miami.
AHCA filed a complaint in January against the A Gyn Diagnostic Center abortion facility in Maramar saying it failed to ensure that only licensed doctors were performing surgeries. The abortion doctor there, Robelto A. Osborne, had his license revoked by the state months beforehand for botching a series of abortions and injuring women.
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.