Marie Stopes Doc Loses License, Almost Killed Woman in Abortion

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 2, 2011   |   7:48PM   |   London, England

A Marie Stopes International abortion practitioner has been struck from the list of licensed physicians in England after he nearly killed a woman in a failed abortion.

Phanuel Dartey perforated the uterus of an Ireland woman who went to the UK for an abortion and left parts of the unborn baby inside of her after supposedly completing the abortion he did at the Marie Stopes International Clinic in Ealing where he worked.

The woman, according to a report in the Independent, returned home following the abortion but was late taken tot he hospital where she remained in critical condition for two months after the botched abortion.

Dartey was also accused of botching laser surgery on five other women and the combined actions prompted a disciplinary panel to rule that he posted a risk to the public by engaging in medical malpractice and dishonesty. The panel ultimately said “his integrity cannot be relied upon.” The General Medical Council cited “unforeseen and distressing consequences” from the cosmetic surgeries.

“In the panel’s judgement the deficiencies in Dr Dartey’s practice and his dishonesty present a risk to patients and the public. His integrity cannot be relied upon,” panel chairman Dr Robin Knill-Jones said. “There is a continuing risk to patients from the way Dr Dartey conducts his practice. His dishonest actions in relation to professional indemnity were a serious abuse of the trust that his patients and those with whom he worked were entitled to place in him. The panel considers that the extent and seriousness of Dr Dartey’s clinical misconduct, the gravity of his dishonesty and his subsequent lack of insight evidence a harmful attitudinal problem.”

Dartey did not attend the panel’s hearings and the newspaper says he released a statement claiming it violated his human rights and he threatened legal actions, calling it a racist decision and saying he could not afford to make the trip to the hearing from his home in another city.

Eilis Mulroy of the Pro Life Campaign Ireland, a leading pro-life organization in Ireland, responded to the news in comments to LifeNews saying, “The full details of the story are shocking and make a complete nonsense of the pro-choice slogan about abortion being “safe, legal and rare.” It is shameful the way many in the media continue to defend this dreadfully seedy industry.”