Doc Who Sang Hymns to Jesus During Abortions Faces Discipline for Medical Misconduct

State   |   Steven Ertelt, Cheryl Sullenger   |   Jan 7, 2014   |   12:33PM   |   Dover, DE

In November, Timothy Liveright, a former abortionist at Planned Parenthood of Delaware, reached a consent agreement with the Delaware Board of Licensure and Discipline to avoid losing his medical license over medical misconduct and filthy conditions at his abortion clinic.

The Board planned to release the agreement only after it is approved by the full board this month. Today, the board is meeting to consider Liveright’s case. If the board approves the terms of the November agreement at its meeting today, they will become public record. If not, a new meeting will be scheduled to reconsider the case.

From a report on the meeting:

But several medical emergencies at the clinic early last year prompted three former clinic employees – two nurses and a manager – to go public with complaints about conditions at the clinic, saying patients’ lives were put at risk by unsanitary practices and other deficiencies. The nurses said complaints they made in 2012 were ignored or dismissed.
In late May, the two nurses urged lawmakers to take action during a packed hearing in Legislative Hall.

The state Attorney General’s Office filed its complaint the next day, calling Liveright a “clear and immediate danger to the public” and accusing him of incompetence and negligence in five procedures in February and March.

The state’s complaint cited Liveright for numerous problems including: over-sedating patients, performing unnecessary suction procedures, failing to properly assess patients, failure to properly administer oxygen, causing at least one perforation during surgery, failing to properly supervise resident physicians during procedures and failing to act with due competence and diligence to avoid unnecessary complications, resulting in patients requiring emergency hospital treatment.

In April, Liveright sent a letter to the Division of Professional Regulation, saying he had “retired from practicing medicine in Delaware and [had] no intentions of ever seeking practice there in the future,” according to the complaint.

But in a May interview with The News Journal after the complaint was filed, Liveright called the allegations a “scandalous” effort to make him a scapegoat for the failings of others at the clinic.

Liveright was charged by the Board in May with multiple counts of incompetence and negligence related to abortions done on five women between February and March, 2013, noting that he posed a “clear and immediate danger to the public.” Other charges included over-medicating patents, doing unnecessary surgical procedures, and failing to properly monitor patients and provide appropriate emergency care. The charges were likely based on complaints filed by Operation Rescue.

Liveright worked at two disturbingly dangerous Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in Dover and Wilmington.

In February, Operation Rescue was the first to reveal an alarming trend of abortion-related medical emergencies at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Wilmington. In March, Operation Rescue also released video footage of an attack on a peaceful pro-life grandmother at the same location, which went viral and was shown on national news programs before being removed by That event drew national attention to the abortion clinic and prompted two clinic employees, Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich and Joyce Vasikonis, to come forward and describe before the Delaware Legislature the horrific conditions, negligent practices, and sexual harassment that existed at that clinic.

Operation Rescue assisted with ABC Action News investigation that documented the Wilmington clinic’s conditions. The shocking news report proves the unsanitary practices at this Planned Parenthood were no different than those inside Kermit Gosnell’s squalid “House of Horrors” in Philadelphia.



Planned Parenthood closed both of their Delaware abortion clinics for weeks for “cleaning and re-staffing” but have since reopened.

Liveright was accused by the former Planned Parenthood workers of sexual harassment and slapping women on the leg during abortions. He was said to have played “peek-a-boo” with a women in the process of an abortion with another abortionists in addition to his slovenly and dangerous abortion practices

“While we believe that Liveright’s offenses warrant license revocation, we are hopeful that the consent agreement will include a very lengthy license suspension and heavy fine,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “His behavior was out of control and completely unacceptable. We also hope he takes time to avail himself of the services of a mental health professional and a spiritual counselor during this disciplinary term. We look forward to viewing the terms of this consent agreement when it becomes available in January.”