Doctor Loses Medical License After Attempting to Force Patient to Have Abortion

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jul 12, 2019   |   12:21PM   |   Jackson, MS

A Mississippi medical board suspended an OB/GYN’s license Wednesday after he was accused of trying to force a patient to abort her unborn baby.

WKYT News reports the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure deemed Dr. Walter Ray Wolfe to be an “immediate danger to the public” based on the accusations against him. Wolfe works at the Magnolia Women’s Clinic in Canton, Mississippi.

Wolfe is accused of sexual assault, attempted forced abortion and other misconduct against several patients, according to the report. In two of the cases, he was the father of the patients’ unborn babies, the complaint against him states.

Here’s more from the report:

The complaint states that … in 2016, the former husband of another patient filed a lawsuit stating that in 2015, Dr. Wolfe employed the patient and encouraged her to enter into a sexual affair with him. Dr. Wolfe responded to the lawsuit, admitting to the relationship with the patient.

According to the complaint, while this patient was pregnant with his child, during sex he tried to insert 4 Misoprostol (Cytotec) tablets into the patient’s vagina, without her consent, in an attempt to induce an abortion but was unsuccessful. The patient later gave birth to his child in 2016.

In January 2019, a former patient of Dr. Wolfe was interviewed by the Board where she told them that he had immediately made inappropriate comments to her following a vaginal examination.

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In a third incident, someone saw Wolfe kiss a pregnant patient on the lips before performing an ultrasound, according to the complaint. However, in this case, the Clarion Ledger reports the woman was Wolfe’s fiancee and now is his wife, and the baby was their unborn child.

On Thursday, Wolfe disputed the board’s actions by questioning why it had not acted against him sooner if it thought he was a threat, the local news reports.

“If there had been a danger as alleged, the Board would have acted long ago,” his lawyers said in documents filed Thursday. They noted that the investigation began eight months ago.

His lawyers said Wolfe was not given due process, and his reputation has been harmed.

The medical board accused Wolf “of violating professional boundaries with patients,” “failing to maintain patient records of controlled substances prescribed,” “committing a physical assault on a patient with the unwanted insertion of medication into her vagina” and “unprofessional conduct.”

His license is temporarily suspended until the board holds a full hearing on the accusations. The hearing is slated for later this month.

Wolfe is not the first doctor to be accused of forcing a woman to abort her unborn baby. In 2018, a Virginia doctor pleaded guilty to fetal homicide after he admitted to spiking his girlfriend’s drink with abortion drugs to kill their unborn baby. In another case, abortionist Eric Yahav was accused of physically assaulting his pregnant girlfriend, allegedly in an attempt to force her to abort their unborn baby. Charges for forced abortions also were brought against doctors in New York and England in the past several years.

Forced abortions are a rarely discussed atrocity that occur more often that people realize. As LifeNews previously reported, one study found that 64 percent of post-abortive women said they felt pressured or forced to have an abortion.