Abortion Practitioner Placed on Probation for Abusing Drugs

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Feb 25, 2011   |   6:36PM   |   Phoenix, AZ

The Arizona Medical Board has issued a decision restricting the medical license of abortion practitioner Gabrielle Goodrick for abusing prescription drugs.

Goodrick had her license to practice medicine restricted in December 2010 due to abuse of prescription medication. Now, in a new Order for Probation with License Restriction, the Board issued findings of fact and conclusions of law restricting her use of intravenous and prescription medication and putting her on probation for five years.

Goodrick, who formerly worked for Planned Parenthood, has her own private abortion business in Phoenix.

John Jakubczyk, a pro-life attorney who is the former president of Arizona Right to Life, brought the new information to light and said Goodrick’s problems reflect the horror abortion practitioners eventually have to confront about the kind of work they do.

“Her problems reflect the similar problems many have seen in other abortionists throughout the country,” he said. “Former abortionists speak of the addictions, the personal, and emotional problems that cast a dark cloud over their lives. Tragically most abortionists fail to realize that killing babies and putting women at risk will take a toll on the soul. Simply stated such actions will kill the soul if not stopped.”

“Throughout the country, we are seeing the deadly impact of abortion on everyone’s lives, be it the baby, the woman, the clinic worker, the abortionist, the nurse,” he said. “So who really benefits from abortion? No one.”

The medical board indicated Goodrick “had taken Fentanyl from her office for personal use and that she may have a substance problem.” After meeting with a board representative, Goodrick was declared “not safe to practice due to her health issues and recommend that she attend a chemical dependency evaluation.”

The order for the five year probation contains the conditions that Goodrick enroll in a board health program and monitoring service, attend group therapy for those facing chemical dependency issues, attend 12-step and self-help meetings, obtain a primary care physician who can monitor her physical health, and agree to take no medication without the approval of the physician — who must report any such medication Goodrick plans to take to the medical board.

Goodrick is not allowed to consume alcohol, must submit to urine and blood-related drug tests, must provide to the board any plans for out-of-state travel, and must appear before the board upon request at any time.