Abortion Practitioners in Texas Face Hearings on Evading Laws

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jul 25, 2011   |   12:50PM   |   Austin, TX

The Texas Medical Board has scheduled potential disciplinary hearings for five abortion practitioners accused of evading Texas law by illegally dumping patient records and medical waste, covering up potential cases of statutory rape, and helping teenagers avoid the Texas parental involvement law on abortion.

The pro-life group Operation Rescue conducted a wide-ranging investigation and found numerous abortion centers, staff and abortion practitioners evading Texas laws. The group filed complaints with the Texas Medical Board against twelve abortion practitioners for violations discovered during the three-month undercover investigation it conducted jointly with members of the pro-life group Survivors.

The allegations against them range from mishandling private patient medical records and information, violating informed consent laws, disregarding the 24-hour waiting period, improper disposal of biohazardous medical waste, including human tissue, instructing minors to cross state lines to avoid Texas parental notification laws, and mishandling of drugs and prescription forms.

Now, the state medical board has informed the pro-life organization that it has scheduled Informational Settlement Conferences on October 28 for five of the abortion practitioners. The nature of the allegations remains confidential and will be made public only if the Texas Medical Board determines they have merit at the ISC conference, according to OR. If that determination is made, a recommendation would be forwarded to the full medical board for potential disciplinary action.

The five abortion practitioners include  Margaret Kini, Alan Molson, Robert L. Prince, Douglas Karpen, and H. Brook Randal.

“We expect that the Medical Board complaints against these five abortionists are just the first round. We continue to work with the Board on open investigations against eight others,” said Operation Rescue president Troy Newman. “These complaints show that our allegations have merit and that abortion abuses in the State of Texas are commonplace. We discovered violations at every abortion clinic we investigated.”

Kini, Molson, and Randal are affiliated with the Whole Women’s Health abortion business, which have already been cited by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for the improper disposal of the remains of babies victimized by abortions. Prince and Karpen are affiliated with the Northpark Medical Group abortion business in Dallas, OR says, and Molson also has an affiliation with this clinic as well as Whole Women’s Health.

“Texas does not corner the market on bad abortionists. The kind of violations we discovered there can be found at nearly every abortion clinic in the nation,” said Newman. “When we see agencies enforcing the law, we see abortion clinics closed and abortionists disciplined. More often than not, it is up to pro-life groups to provide the authorities with the information they need to conduct their investigations and make formal charges.”

The abortion practitioners named in the initial complaints were Jasbir Ahlwualia, Arthur John Brock, Robert Hanson, Douglas A. Karpen, Margaret Kini, Pedro Kowalyszyn, Lester Minto, Alan Molson, Robert L. Prince, Brook Randal, Franz Theard, and William West.