British Abortion Business Staffer Found Not Guilty of Sexually Molesting Patients

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 8, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

British Abortion Business Staffer Found Not Guilty of Sexually Molesting Patients

by Steven Ertelt Editor
April 8
, 2009

Manchester, England ( — A British court has found Marie Stopes International abortion business staffer Narendra Sharma not guilty of charges that he abused and molested patients during abortions. Sharma, an anesthesiologist, allegedly rubbed his sexual organs against the hands of patients during the abortions.

Sharma is said to have done that to three women getting abortions who were between the ages of 18 and 22 as they lay sedated.

According to a London Metro news report, a nurse told the jury that she noticed Sharma’s pants were undone and that he had his penis exposed and was rubbing it against the woman’s hand.

"He would take the hand and hold it below the level of the bed. It was the client’s left hand. I saw slow up and down movements," one nurse said according to the paper.

She said she told another staff member to watch Sharma after the incident, which occurred at an MSI abortion center. Eleven days later, Sharma was spotted engaging in the same action with another patient.

However, the court heard that the Marie Stopes International abortion center was rife with racism and that the accusations only came up because of Sharma’s ethnic background.

Sharma denied the charges and said they were invented by MSI abortion center staff who disliked him.

Yesterday, he was found not guilty and Judge Michael Henshell told him he could "leave the court without a stain on your character."

Now, MSI officials are rejecting the characterization that its staff members are engaging in racist behaviors towards other staff.

"We strongly refute any suggestion of racism at Marie Stopes International or by individual staff members," an MSI official told the Fleetwood Today newspaper. "We employ staff from all ethnic backgrounds, and all members of staff are equally and highly valued."

The trial comes on the heels of Marie Stopes International coming under criticism from a coroner who said its policies resulted in the death of a 15-year-old girl died from a fatal legal abortion two years ago.

Aleesha Thomas left the MSI clinic in Leeds, England in July 2007 after having an abortion and she died five days later.

The teenager died from a heart attack due to the infection toxic shock syndrome and the coroner who did her autopsy says a simple antibiotic would have saved her.

However, MSI officials let Thomas leave the abortion center without making sure she had the drug.

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