As LifeNews reported this morning, Oklahoma abortionist Nareshkumar Gandalal “Naresh” Patel, who once faced charges of raping and sodomizing his abortion patients, has been arrested. Most of the media focus has ignored the extensive evidence showing he raped patients and illegally dumped the bodies of aborted babies.
But another aspect of Patel’s shady abortion business that deserves attention is the way in which he lied to women and told them they were pregnant and then put their lives and health at risk by selling them the dangerous RU 486 (mifepristone) abortion pill that has killed dozens and injured thousands of women.
As Attorney General Scott Pruitt pointed out in his press statement about Patel’s arrest, the shocking reason behind the shady financial dealings is that Patel was prescribing abortion-inducing drugs to patients who were not pregnant.
The attorney general indicated Patel operating the Outpatient Services for Women abortion clinic in Warr Acres, Oklahoma, was charged with three counts of obtaining money under a false pretense after improperly prescribing abortion-inducing drugs to patients that he falsely identified as pregnant.
Pruitt’s office describes in detail the extent to which state law enforcement official went to obtain the evidence needed to charge the abortion doctor.
Undercover agents from the Oklahoma Medical Licensure Board, the Oklahoma City Police Department and the Attorney General’s Office set up appointments with Patel where the doctor performed ultrasounds and pregnancy tests on the women where he is alleged to have fraudulently identified each undercover agent as pregnant. Afterward, he prescribed them an abortion-inducing drug, provided directions for administering it and charged the female agents for the unnecessary treatment.
“This type of fraudulent activity and blatant disregard for the health and well-being of Oklahoma women will not be tolerated,” Attorney General Pruitt said. “Oklahoma women should be able to trust that the advice they receive from their physicians is truthful, accurate and does not jeopardize their health. This investigation is a textbook demonstration of inter-agency cooperation to protect Oklahomans and prosecute the worst offenders.”
An investigation into Patel’s dubious practices arose from a complaint that he had performed an abortion procedure on Pamela King, even though she was not pregnant. King was diagnosed and died from complications of cervical cancer later that year, and her autopsy determined that she had not been pregnant in the time frame that the abortion procedure occurred.
If convicted, Patel could face up to three years in jail and a maximum fine of $15,000.