Repeat Offender Harold Alexander Ordered To Stop Abortions in Maryland

By Cheryl Sullenger

Forestville, MD – The Maryland Board of Physicians issued a “cease and desist” order on Friday, October 25, 2013, to Harold O. Alexander, of Forestville, Maryland, ordering him to stop performing abortions and stop administrating certain drugs, including sedation.

Operation Rescue investigations confirmed that Alexander was operating an unlicensed abortion clinic, Integrated Ob/Gyn, last June. A recorded undercover phone call made to Moore ObGyn, which shares an office with Integrated ObGyn, revealed that Alexander was conducting abortions four days per week – mostly in the evenings – and that he was charging women an extra $100 per abortion for pain relief. Those who could not afford the extra fee had to endure the excruciating pain of a surgical abortion.

Operation Rescue turned the documentation it obtained over to a local pro-life activist that ensured that it reached the hands of the appropriate authorities then published a report concerning its findings. [Read the report here.]

“Alexander’s cease and desist order represents a huge victory for Operation Rescue as well as for women and their pre-born babies that were endangered by Alexander’s shoddy abortion practices,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “This represents over two and a half years of work by our investigative staff and validates our allegations against Alexander, who we consider a danger to the public.”

As a result, the Maryland Office of Health Care Quality inspected Alexander’s office on Monday, October 21, 2013, and discovered that not only was Alexander’s abortion business unlicensed, but he was allowing unqualified “Med Aids” to administer IV drugs and sedation in violation of Maryland Code Regulations, which requires such medications be administered only by a physician or qualified nurse anesthetist. Alexander’s practices mirror those of Pennsylvania abortionist Kermit Gosnell, who was convicted earlier this year of three counts of murder and hundreds of other abortion-related crimes.

In addition, Alexander had no Registered Nurse in his employment even though Maryland Code Regulations require that an RN must be present when surgical abortions take place.

Alexander had been subjected to license suspension in August 22, 2012, in part based on a complaint filed by Operation Rescue after a seven-month investigation into his association with disgraced Florida abortionist James Scott Pendergraft, IV. He and Pendergraft were operating an illegal late-term abortion business secretly out of Alexander’s Forestville abortion clinic. At the time, Pendergraft held no medical license in Maryland and was serving a license suspension in his home state of Florida.

The Board found that Alexander had illegally destroyed patient records related to his shady late-term abortion operation with Pendergraft while those records were under Board subpoena. The Board put an end to the Alexander/Pendergraft late-term abortion scheme.

The Board also found that Alexander was improperly prescribing drugs like Viagra to non-patients engaging in “sexual boundary” violations, botched abortions, and shoddy or non-existent record keeping.

In April 2013, Alexander’s license was restored and he was placed on a 2-year term of probation. The conduct uncovered by inspectors discovered last Monday were violations of that probation.

“We understand that more revelations about Alexander’s illegal unlicensed abortion business will be forthcoming and we look forward to the day when his medical license in revoked once and for all,” said Newman. “While we may not get the outcome we want on every complaint we file, the Alexander case is just the most recent success story in a long list of victories of which we have been privileged to be a part. When abortionists like Alexander are banned from plying their grisly trade and when abortion clinics close, as they have 45 times this year alone, lives are rescued, and that is what our work is all about.”

View Alexander’s profile on AbortionDocs.org.

  • tonya martone

    Thank you O.R.!!!
    Your efforts are so noble and honorable and your operation is guided and blessed by God. May He keep you encouraged for the days ahead.

  • Charisse Thecornshuckr Bland

    That use to be my doctor..I stopped going to him because while I was waiting to see him about the health of my unborn child, I could hear the screams of the young women that were coming to him for the abortions, and this was back in 2006 when he was still on Central Ave…He was always nice,,but made really bad decisions…HAVENT WE ALL?

  • Toni

    Wow he delivered my baby in 1997 don’t really know why I stopped going to him, but I did. So sad I pray he is able to bounce back from his bad decisions.

  • Gina.

    My mom told me good things about him and I knew nothing about him being a shoddy abortionist until now but it all makes sense!! He did my abortion in 2008 when I was 17 and he was a total creep. He talked about my retroverted uterus (while he was giving me a pelvic exam with his fingers) claiming that he sees why I got pregnant. I got the good stuff he said. And he did the abortion when I was only 2 weeks pregnant. No ultrasound, blood work, or counseling was given. He didn’t even know if I was REALLY pregnant. I was crying uncontrollably when he administered the anesthesia. He injected me while I was asking him to give me a second to get my bearings together. When I woke up I was really dizzy and groggy but it was over. Or so I thought…. I was sick for a total of 6 weeks (it was brutal) after the abortion but I thought it was normal. I was sooo crampy and tired and weak, I went to the emergency room. Something was not right. I went to the emergency room and after an ultrasound, I was told “Congratulations! You’re 8 weeks pregnant and your baby has a heartbeat of 120 bpm.” Yes… The abortion was incomplete. I cried uncontrollably. Since I knew that if I didn’t want to pay again I would have to go back to him. I went back to him and I just did not want to be there but I was afraid what would happen it the abortion stayed incomplete. After the second abortion (during which he let my mom stay and watch and she fainted) it was all complete. I never wanted to see him again. I was scarred by that whole situation. I’m glad they caught that criminal. I would never want any other woman to go through that again. I’m 25 now but I will never forget that.

  • None

    I went to Dr. Alexander in 2003 when he was sill located on Central Ave. Ive been to the Forestville office as well. He was my OB/GYN while I was pregnant with my son. My experience with him was always a pleasure! The ladies in the office were always smiling and nice. He was very informative and caring, and at times yes, he can get a little fresh but never disrespectful. As far as abortions, I had no idea he was doing them until one year I went for my check up and while he was reviewing my chart it noted that I had had an abortion a couple of months before and he asked why I hadn’t came to his office to have it done and I replied that I was unaware that he did those procedures. He responded with girl yes, you ain’t know! Obviously I didn’t and after reading some of things I’ve read I’m glad I didn’t because I would have more than likely gone to him being as though he was my OB/GYN and very well been one of those women who had complications!!!!!