Licenses of Gosnell Abortion Biz Colleagues May be Yanked

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 23, 2011   |   7:56PM   |   Dover, DE

The attorney general of the state of Delaware wants the licenses of two abortion practitioners who were colleagues of embattled abortionist Kermit Gosnell yanked because they did not report problems associated with their colleague.

Gosnell is the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania abortion business owner who ran one of the most filthy and unregulated abortion centers ever exposed and his shoddy practices resulted in the deaths of and injury to women from botched abortions. He also engaged in a brutal practice of live-birth abortions that saw him purposely prematurely birth babies and, afterwards, he would “snip” their spinal cords with medical scissors.

Gosnell not only operated in southeast Pennsylvania, but he was employed at the Delaware abortion facility known as Atlantic Women’s Medical Services, with offices in Wilmington and Dover, Delaware, where he would work one day per week to do abortions. That abortion center has already come under investigation from Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden and reportedly falsified abortion reports to state officials.

In a press statement released today, Biden said he has asked the Board of Medical Licensing and Discipline to suspend the licenses of Dr. Albert Dworkin and Dr. Arturo Apolinario, who both worked with Gosnell at Atlantic. His office said the Dworkin and Apolinario should have reported the problems associated with Gosnell to state officials in both Pennsylvania and Delaware.

“Reporting professional misconduct is the law,” Biden said. “It is intended to help ensure patients receive the quality care they deserve and expect. We will aggressively pursue action against anyone who fails to comply.”

Biden’s statement also alleged Apolinario prescribed and dispensed controlled drugs at the Delaware clinics that he would not authorized to give out. Gosnell was initially investigated by Pennsylvania officials on evidence showing he was running an illegal prescription ring and the probe into those concerns resulted in uncovering extensive evidence showing the botched abortions, infanticides and filthy conditions at his Philadelphia abortion facility.

Delaware suspended Gosnell’s medical license and controlled substances registration in early March of last year.

Meanwhile, Biden’s office is also seeking a cease and desist order against Panzy Myrie, who owns the Atlantic Women’s Medical Services abortion business, based on allegations she falsely represented herself to the public as a licensed medical doctor. Biden’s office indicated she has never been licensed in the state.

The abortion industry has been forced to suspend two abortion businesses that employed embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, who has been the subject of national controversy over his abortion business in Philadelphia.

Following revelations that Gosnell is associatedwith two other abortion centers in Louisiana and Delaware, the National Abortion Federation made the decision to suspend the memberships of both. Atlantic Women’s Medical Services, the Delaware abortion business that employed Gosnell one day a week to do abortions, and the Delta Clinic abortion center of Baton Rouge, have both had their memberships suspended. Leroy Brinkley owns both abortion businesses. Atlantic operates abortion centers in Wilmington and Dover.

Delaware law does not require inspections of abortion centers but Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden said his office will launch a “wide-ranging” investigation of Gosnell and probe his work at the Delaware abortion facility given the vast problems at his Pennsylvania abortion center.

Gosnell has been charged with eight counts of murder and several of his staff at the abortion center, including his wife and sister-in-law, have been charged as well in the case with assisting in botched abortions, practicing medicine without a license or covering up the actions of those who did. The counts include grisly infanticides that involved Gosnell snipping the spines with scissors of babies who had purposefully been prematurely born so they could be killed moments later.

Mongar died November 20, 2009, after overdosing on anesthetics prescribed by the doctor, Williams said. Mongar’s family filed a lawsuit against Gosnell’s abortion business seeking damages.

“We want justice, this doctor has to be out of that clinic or he should not be treating anybody,” Damber Ghalley told CNN. “And the things that happen to my sister, I don’t want to happen to anybody in the future.”

He told CNN “the clinic was so dirty, filthy with blood stains and a dirty floor, everywhere dirty, I cannot describe how dirty it was.”

Gosnell has been denied bail while the case against him moves forward. Women have spoken out about their treatment and one woman says she was drugged and tied up and forced to have an abortion.

Authorities searching the facility last year found bags and bottles holding aborted babies scattered around the building, jars containing babies’ severed feet lining a shelf, as well as filthy, unsanitary furniture and equipment.

The grand jury investigation also shows state officials did nothing when reports came in about problems at Gosnell’s abortion center, which has upset incoming pro-life Governor Tom Corbett.