Mississippi physician has Alabama license suspended after abortion death

Associated Press – JACKSON, Miss. – A Jackson abortion clinic physician had his medical license suspended in Alabama after one of his patients who had an abortion died last year, officials said.

The Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners concluded Dr. Malachy Dehenre, 53, practiced medicine in a way as to “endanger the health of patients” and committed “repeated malpractice.”

Dehenre could not be reached for comment.

The board, which investigates complaints against doctors, passed its findings on to the Alabama Medical Licensure Commission, which suspended Dehenre on July 28.

Part of the Alabama investigation looked into an abortion that Dehenre performed in 2003 at the New Woman Medical Center in Jackson. During the March 20, 2003, procedure, the woman “began hemorrhaging uncontrollably” and was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She underwent a second surgery.

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