Maryland State Attorney Refers Abortion Death Case To Homicide Unit

Operation Rescue seeking information from those affected by abortions committed by Romeo A. Ferrer

Annapolis, MD – A State Attorney for Anne Arundle County, Maryland, has referred an abortion death case involving abortionist Romeo A. Ferrer to the local Police Homicide Unity for possible criminal investigation.

On February 3, 2006, 21-year old Denise Crowe went to Ferrer’s Gynecare Center for a second trimester dilation and evacuation abortion in her 16th week of pregnancy. She was given a fatal overdose of meperidine, a narcotic also known as Demerol. The patient’s vital signs were not properly monitored, and resuscitation efforts were inadequate. Ms. Crowe’s death left her 3-year old son motherless.

For years, Crowe’s death was concealed from the public. However, on April 7, 2010, the Maryland Board of Physicians (MBP) filed a petition against Ferrer for “failure to meet the standard of quality care” in his negligent treatment of Ms. Crowe that resulted in her death. That case is still under consideration and could take months to resolve.

In the meantime, local and national pro-life groups, including Operation Rescue, banded together to call for the revocation of Ferrer’s license. Coordinated by the Maryland group, Defend Life, a complaint was filed with the State Attorney’s office through attorney Matt Paavla. It was Paavla’s complaint that has been forwarded to the Criminal Investigation Division’s Homicide Unit of the Anne Arundle County Police Department. (See Letter From State Attorney to Homicide Unit)

Ferrer has a long history of abortion abuses dating back 20 years. He was previously disciplined by the MBP for incompetence that involved botched abortions and other surgical procedures, including an incident where he knowingly sewed a metal surgical instrument into a patient.

“Romeo Ferrer has proven himself to be a danger to the public. We understand that due process takes time, but we also understand that every day this quack is open for business is another day that we could see yet another woman injured or even killed,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

“An immediate emergency suspension of Ferrer’s medical license is necessary in order to protect women from further injury while these investigations are taking place. To that end we are seeking additional information about abortions done by Ferrer. If you or a friend or loved one has been negatively impacted by an abortion done by Romeo Ferrer at Gynecare Center in Severna Park, Maryland, we urge you to contact us immediately.”

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To contact the Maryland Board of Physicians:

Voice: (800) 492-6836 or (410) 764-4777
E-mail: mbpmail@rcn.com