Four More Texas Abortion Practitioners Face Investigations

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 10, 2011   |   1:54PM   |   Austin, TX

Four more Texas abortion practitioners face investigations following an undercover investigation showing abortion centers in the Lone Star State breaking numerous Texas laws concerning abortions and engaging in illegal dumping of patient records and medical waste.

The Texas Medical Board has scheduled potential disciplinary hearings for five abortion practitioners accused of evading Texas law and Opera ton Rescue, which conducted the undercover probe with the pro-life group The Survivors, announced today that four more have been included. The group filed complaints with the Texas Medical Board against twelve abortion practitioners for violations it discovered.

The Texas Medical Board notified the pro-life group that William Watkins West, Jr., Robert E. Hanson, Jr., Pedro J. Kowalyszyn, and Sherwood C. Lynn will appear before an Informal Settlement Conference/Show Compliance (ISC) hearing on October 28 to determine if they should face any disciplinary actions from the board for their actions.

“We now have seen stunning results from our Texas abortion clinic investigation,” OR president Troy Newman told today. “A total of nine abortionists are facing discipline, and we expect more to join them.”

“We discovered abortion abuses at every clinic that we investigated,” Newman explained. “What we found in Texas is just a microcosm of the appalling conditions and horrific abortion practices that exist at abortion clinics in every state that endanger the health and safety of women each day. It’s standard operating procedure in the abortion cartel to cut corners on patient safety in order to increase abortion profits. Our investigation and the resulting state actions against the Texas offenders confirm that.”

As a further result of the Operation Rescue investigation, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) verified health code violations — including the illegal disposal of the remains of aborted babies — occurred at Whole Women’s Health abortion clinics in McAllen and Austin and has cited the clinics for them. Whole Women’s Health is affiliated with the National Abortion Federation, a scandal-plagued national association of abortion businesses found to be among the worst in the nation in complying with even the most basic health and safety standards.

The allegations against the abortion practitioners 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.

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

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.