by Steven Ertelt
May 17, 2006
London, England (LifeNews.com) — A British doctor under investigation for telling his mistress he would perform an illegal abortion on her at his house says he did not tell her he would do an abortion. Richard Akinrolabu is facing a General Medical Council probe into whether he did.
In a first round of hearings, the GMC, which regulates doctors in England, heard testimony saying that Akinrolabu had gotten his married lover pregnant and, on Valentine’s Day, told her he would abort her baby.
Akinrolabu is a doctor at St. Richard’s Hospital, Chichester in West Sussex and had been having an affair with the woman since December 2004.
But in a second hearing, Akinrolabu told the GMC he did not have the proper medical equipment to do an abortion.
He admits having an affair with the woman but denied her claims that he sexually assaulted her and told her he would do an abortion.
Akinrolabu said the unnamed woman demanded more than $500 from him for an abortion at a New York City abortion business after learning she was pregnant. Instead she had an abortion at St. Richard’s Hospital.
He told the GMC she told him that she had used an abortion drug and would spend the money on something else.
The BBC reported the woman became distressed when she found out in February she was pregnant and she was convinced Akinrolabu was the father because they had been having sex without using any contraception.
The GNC heard testimony that the woman went to Akinrolabu’s apartment expecting him to take her to a local abortion business but he offered to perform the abortion himself there in his home.
"I got cross and told him he was unethical and it was illegal in our country to carry out such things," the woman told the panel.
The BBC reports the hearings are ongoing.