San Diego Abortionist to Surrender License after Demonic Rant, Botched Abortion, and Negligence

By Cheryl Sullenger

San Diego, CA – A San Diego abortionist who was caught on video last year threatening a pro-life activist with scissors in the midst of a demonic rant, has agreed to surrender his medical license on December 31, 2017.

Robert John Santella, 74, was featured in a YouTube video as he hissed and threatened a pro-life activist with scissors while admitting he had a “darkened heart.”

The California Medical Board (CMB) sought disciplinary action against Santella for his unprofessional conduct in an amended accusation filed on July 17, 2017. The accusation expressed shock that Santella growled at the pro-life activist and admitted he loved killing babies in a guttural voice even while other patients — and at least one child — entered the abortion facility behind him.

After video of the incident went viral, Santella was fired by a hospital group where he was affiliated, and later, by the FPA Women’s Health abortion facility. Undeterred, Santella resumed his abortion business at his long-time College-area private practice office.

Santella was also charged by the CMB for wrongly prescribing controlled substances to six patients, while failing to perform a physical examination or document reasons for the prescriptions in medical records. He also ignored test results and symptoms of other serious conditions.

When asked why he prescribed opioids to one patient with a history of substance abuse, he callously replied, “[I]n desperation I would refill her medications somehow just to get rid of her.”

Santella was also charged with repeated negligent acts in his treatment of a woman who suffered a botched second trimester abortion at FPA Women’s Health in San Diego on September 5, 2015, which was first reported by Operation Rescue.

During the abortion, patient T.B. lost over a half gallon of blood (2000 mL). Later efforts to halt the hemorrhaging failed. Despite her deteriorating condition, Santella refused to transport her for emergency care. Fearing her daughter might die, T.B.’s mother called for an ambulance.

That call saved her daughter’s life.

When T.B. finally arrived at the hospital, she was in hemorrhagic shock and suffering from an incomplete abortion, perforated uterus, and other internal injuries. She underwent an emergency hysterectomy to save her life, according to the CMB’s amended accusations.

“We have long identified Santella as a danger to the public and are relieved after all these years that Santella will soon surrender his medical license,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Adding pressure on Santella to voluntarily relinquish his license was the fact that, as a repeat offender, he qualified for more severe discipline.

In the 1983, the California Medical Board suspended Santella’s medical license for 60 days and placed him on probation for five years after it found him guilty of gross negligence and incompetence in the treatment of three patients.

In 2000, Santella’s medical license was revoked for failing to maintain adequate medical records. That revocation was stayed and Santella served four years on probation.

Santella is expected to close his private abortion business at the end of the year.

Read Santella’s August 22, 2017 Surrender Order

  • Kmbold

    If anyone needs prayers this man does. He is so far from God. Let us all pray for the conversion of him and people like him.

  • Barbaree

    Since 1983 and he’s still practicing!!!! He really is demonically possessed! And why are they giving him until the end of this year to close his “business”? It should be shut down immediately! Oh, I forgot — California!

  • Momma Beth

    Praise God that this man will finally be finished killing.
    Why does he get to do it on his own terms? December 31st is a long way out and there are many women and babies in danger of this man.

  • mamichouette

    Evil hiding behind a medical degree. Ends innocent human lives because the law allows it.

  • ECwashr

    “Abortion is intolerable, irrational, and it has no place in civilized society.”

    Those are the words of former abortionist Dr. Vansen Wong.

    Dr. Wong performed abortions for more than seven years.

    But over time he found that the reasons often given by abortion seekers were appalling.

    After coming to have faith in God, Dr. Wong had a change of heart and now speaks out in defense of the unborn.

    Lets hope this evil baby murderer comes to Christ and changes his ways also!!

  • john robel

    I would be happy to give him an abortion were it legal. He is a bug looking for a windshield as far as I can tell.

  • Sherri CLark

    Only in California could this animal be allowed to continue practicing abortions on unsuspecting women. He has killed enough in his life time. Take his license now.

  • Joe S Hill

    It’s sad, because i don’t think that the Santella man, and all the demonic humor that he displayed in this footage understands the gravity of his actions, and whatever people are thinking here, Abortion is still an act of cold blooded murder, and since there are still people in this life that neither fear God, his laws, or his warnings about turning away and repenting from all our sins, many will learn the hard way that when our appointed time comes, will we be ready? at least with Mr Santella, he has been held accountable for his grotesque behavior and his disgusting humor about his work, and i hope he’s held to a high area of correction, because his behavior was not funny. what it does prove however, is that there is a demonic force that delights in such severe misery and actions, and to a scarier degree,all that humor that came from his mouth spoke in frightening volumes and truth over the type of darkness that other human souls have, especially when Mr Santella’s business is killing babies, and unless he and all the others who do this kind of business truly don’t repent, then they’re all headed for the lake of fire, and while their humor may be indulged and excused in this life, Jesus Christ was be our ultimate judge, and his verdict will be right on target! hope Mr Santella can change his mind here, because whatever he’s slapped with, that’s nothing compared to what what the true judge will do! the Bible says to “fear him, who not only has the power to judge, but has the power to cast both body and soul into hell, and to fear him”, which is Jesus Christ, “the same, yesterday, today, and forever!” good luck to anyone, who thinks these scriptures are fairytales because they are very real!!

  • Raymond Marine

    Santella Should Get The Death Penalty For Murder.

  • Shira Levin

    Not only is Santella so far from God he has a demon. Hissing at a pro life activist indicates that there is a reptilian demon residing in his soul. Hissing and growling is typical of those demons when they manifest. So is the guttural voice.

  • Wilma

    Do you think he was trying to be funny? I don’t think he was. I think he was demon possessed and not in control of his actions. His license needs to be taken away now before he tries to kill one of the women. Who knows when his demon will show up and do harm to the women or to the rest of the staff. This man is dangerous!

  • Phil Esposito

    He’ll just go underground. Once he has murdered, he now has the taste for blood.

  • freenewlife8 .

    Wilma, in the beginning of Joe’s post he used the word humor, but I believe he is using it in the older meaning of the word. Humor doesn’t just mean comedy, it means the atitutde, spirit or demonic influence over a person’s soul or personality. He’s not saying this evil man is funny, rather demon possessed, from my reading. “Humor” used this way may be more common in countries other than America, and discus id used worldwide. We’re on the same team, Hun!

  • dltaylor51

    I wouldn’t even let this guy trim my toenails let alone practice medicine on me.

    A democrat I’m sure.

  • James Oldfield

    amen to that

  • Dura_Ace

    I’ll pray that he finds the justice he deserves from God, notice I won’t judge him..no one should, but he and he alone faces his Judgement with the blood of innocents on his hands. Too many folks just say lets pray for him, I will, I’ll just pray that justice is served.

  • bodica

    Whassamatter, did he give the baby torture-slaughter industry a bad image! He is the poster boy for ABORTION. That’s what it is, evil. MURDER!

  • bodica

    Without question I judge his actions.

  • bodica

    Yes, you are correct. However, as my English-English is considered “highbrow” I make an effort to simplify my language use in public forums. Joe’s wrote “humor.” Had he written “humour” it would have tipped us off to the more formal use or interpretation of the word. Still, good call, and I “totally get” (Eng.US!) Wilma’s defense of probity in this context. Thank yu both for your defense of Life.

  • Why does it seem like it’s the “scum of the scum” in the medical community who end up working as abortionists?
    For those who choose to deny genetics/DNA & continue to believe that abortion is only “terminating a mass of cells”, why would you (or your wife, girlfriend, sister or daughter) patronize a facility with doctors like this?!
    If you don’t care about the baby’s life, don’t you care about the mother’s?!