The Texas Medical Board has asked five abortion physicians to appear before a hearing on October 28 regarding multiple violations discovered during an undercover investigation of abortion clinics across the state. Operation Rescue led the three-month investigation into Texas abortion clinics, and these Medical Board complaints are likely the first of several to come.
By using a combination of investigative techniques and direct legal action, Operation Rescue is making a real impact in the Life movement. They have been endorsed by several national Pro-Life organizations, and even pro-abortion group NARAL has admitted they are “relentless.”
Operation Rescue’s Texas efforts unearthed multiple violations at all abortion clinics they investigated, including unsanitary clinic conditions, improper disposal of aborted baby remains, illegal dumping of confidential patient records, and violation of informed consent laws. Operation Rescue filed complaints against fourteen Texas abortionists based on their findings. In addition to the five cases already called before the Texas Medical Board, eight remain open and pending, and one has been dismissed.
Three of the abortionists – Margaret Kini, Alan Molson and H. Brook Randal – are affiliated with the Whole Woman’s Health abortion chain that has been in the news for being partially funded by the property taxes of Travis County citizens. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality also recently cited the Austin and McAllen Whole Woman’s facilities for improper disposal of aborted baby remains. The other two abortionists – Robert L. Prince and Douglas Karpen – are associated with the Northpark Medical Group clinic in Dallas.
The specific charges against each abortionist will remain confidential until after the Medical Board hearing. At that point, those charges deemed valid by the Board will be made public and the full Board will determine what disciplinary actions are necessary.
Pro-Life organizations need to continue to expose illegal and unethical practices at abortion mills across the state and the nation. Troy Newman reminded all Pro-Lifers that “. . .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.” If a clinic is shut down for any reason, countless lives will be spared.