Osathanondh Arraigned In Abortion Death, Surrenders Passport

Barnstable, MA – Abortionist Rapin Osathanondh pled not guilty during his arraignment in a Massachusetts court room yesterday on manslaughter charges in the botched abortion death of 22 year-old Laura Hope Smith. He was released on his own recognizance only after surrendering his passport to insure that he would not flee the country while awaiting trial.

A grand jury had indicted Osathanondh after their investigation into Smith’s death uncovered a lack of life-saving equipment, the failure to monitor the patient, the delay in calling 911, and an effort to cover up his negligence.

Osathanondh earlier surrendered his medical license and closed his abortion clinics in Brookline and Hyannis, where Smith died.

“Thank God that Osathanondh is being brought to justice and will never hurt another woman or take the life of another innocent baby,” said Newman. “This was only possible because the death was publicly exposed by pro-lifers and because Laura’s mother, Eileen, was steadfastly determined to seek justice. It just goes to show what can happen when those fighting for justice just won’t give up.”

A local news station, NECN, covered the arraignment. The video story has been posted below.

“This report is a must see,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “The deficiencies and negligence that led to Laura’s death are not unique to this particular abortionist. These kinds of conditions exist at abortion mills across the nation. Laura’s death serves as a warning to all women. When women walk into America’s abortion mill, they are playing Russian Roulette with their lives.”

If the video does not come up on your browser, please click here.

  • Pam

    “The only place on Cape Cod”? As if to insinuate that if there were more places for the victim to choose from to kill her child, she might be alive today. Please, MSM.

    We prayed with a small group of mostly elderly people every week in front of this abortion mill. One of the prayer warriors had to have an oxygen tank. We could not even sidewalk counsel due to the arrangement of the building. Yet, our prayers worked to shut down this place. May Laura rest in peace.

  • Osathanondh is not the first abortionist to face charges in the death of a legal abortion patient, but it’s certainly rare:

    – Dr. Robert Sherman was charged with murder in the 1975 abortion death of Rita McDowell.

    – Frank Robinson was charged with murder in the 1982 abortion death of Jennifer Suddeth.

    – David Benjamin was indicted for murder in the 1993 abortion death of Guadalupe Negron.

    – Bruce Steir (rhymes with “fear”) was charged with murder in the 1996 abortion death of Sharon Hamplton.

    – John Biskind was charged with homicide in the 1998 abortion death of Lou Ann Herron.

  • Nalani

    Thank you Pam and all others who so faithfully stand in the gap for the unborn. Prayer does change things…that’s so apparant. Praise report: January 27.2007 a group of us stood in front of an abortion mill in Montclair, California (praying and many holding signs that read ” I Regret My Abortion”. It was peaceful, respectful and loving and a beautiful young woman who had made plans to abort her baby that morning – did not.. I’ll never forget her tears and humility as she walked toward us and decided to choose life. Her beautiful bably boy is turning one year old this August 1st. Life begets life. Thank you Jesus, Blessings Nalani

  • RSN

    Exabortionist Osathanonh’s deathcamps were, once again, just offices and not clinics. It was just him with no nurse or other medically trained person. May God save his wicked soul.

  • Sarah

    I tell you what, ITS A DARK DAY IN MEDICINE when a doc who has been trained to PRESERVE life destroys it…he destroyed a perfectly formed, innocent baby and his/her young mother!

  • JD

    No. Indictment: Charge Description: Status:
    1 MANSLAUGHTER MA Chapter 265 Section 13 Active

    Calendar Events for Docket: BACR2008-00086

    9/19/2008 09:00 Conference: Pre-Trial 1
    1/23/2009 09:00 Hearing: Pre-Trial 1

  • Z.D.

    Exabortionist Rapin Osathanondh’s pre-trial hearing has been rescheduled to March 4th, 2009 for those that want to attend. God bless!

  • E.O. Jr.

    Massachusetts exabortionist Rapin Osathanondh’s next pretrial hearing is 5/11/2009. Please come and join us in the courtroom!