Florida’s Notorious James Pendergraft Identified as Rolling Abortionist Arrested in South Carolina

By Cheryl Sullenger

Spartanburg County, SC – Operation Rescue has learned that the traveling abortionist that was arrested in South Carolina as the result of a traffic stop is the notorious Florida abortionist James Scott Pendergraft IV.

At the time of his arrest on October 5, 2015, Pendergraft had in his possession surgical implements that were covered in blood and human tissue from abortions he had illegally performed throughout South Carolina. He was also in the possession of illegal narcotics.

His illegal abortion operation was described as a “mobile abortion clinic.”

Pendergraft, 58, was charged with four drug-related offenses, but remains under criminal investigation for practicing medicine without a license.

Pendergraft Booking Info - Spartanburg Co

Operation Rescue also learned that his accomplice, described by Spartanburg Co. Sheriff Chuck Wright as Pendergraft’s “wife,” is Angela Jackson, 55, of Cary North Carolina.

Jackson was charged with intent to sell marijuana out of the back of Pendergraft’s vehicle.

Jackson Booking info

Last Friday, Sheriff Wright announced the arrests, saying, “We got a guy and a girl early in the week that was a traveling abortionist. He traveled around the state of South Carolina without a medical license, with drugs and with medical tools, performing in-home abortions. So basically we got an illegal baby killer.”

Pendergraft has no medical license in South Carolina. His Florida medical license remains under suspension, meaning he is not allowed to practice medicine at this time. Pendergraft continues to own and operate a chain of abortion clinics in Central Florida.

Pendergraft medical license Suspended

“Pendergraft is easily the worst abortionist practicing right now in the U.S. We will do everything possible to see that he is held accountable for his crimes, including notifying the Florida Medical Board of his arrest,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.

Operation Rescue has caught Pendergraft operating outside the law before. He was ordered to cease and desist his illegal late-term abortion racket that he once conducted in Maryland with the help of abortionist Harold O. Alexander. Alexander’s medical license was temporarily suspended as a result.

Operation Rescue also published a video taken by Orlando pro-life activist Michele Herzog showing Pendergraft sneaking in the back door of his EPOC abortion mill in Orlando. According to Herzog, the waiting room was full of abortion patients and there was no other doctor present at the facility, leading her to believe he was about to commit abortions while he was prohibited from doing so by the Florida Medical Board. Herzog called the police, but Pendergraft bolted out the back door and fled the scene before police could arrive.

“It’s time for authorities to stop coddling this criminal and put him behind bars where he belongs. If running an illegal rolling abortion mill out of his vehicle isn’t enough to slap him in prison, then God help us all!” said Newman.

View Pendergraft’s profile page at AbortionDocs.org

Police Raid Pendergraft’s Abortion Clinic, Seize Property

Orlando, FL – Police raided the Orlando Women’s Center today and seized assets, including abortion equipment, in partial payment of a $37 million malpractice judgment levied against clinic owner abortionist James Scott Pedergraft IV.

Sidewalk counselor Michelle Herzog of Pro-life Action Ministries described to Operation Rescue a chaotic scene outside the abortion clinic with police, reporters, and other onlookers swarming about while movers loaded the content of Pendergraft’s flagship abortion clinic into a large moving van pulled up to the clinic’s front door.

Operation Rescue verified the closure. A receptionist at the abortion clinic was telling callers this morning that the clinic was “closed for maintenance” and did not know when, if ever, the clinic would reopen. She was referring callers to the EPOC abortion clinic, which recently underwent some property improvements.

“This day has been a long time in coming, and we hope that all of Pendergraft’s abortion clinics will close and he will no longer be able to hurt innocent babies and their moms,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We know that Pendergraft will stop at nothing to kill babies, so we expect him to put up a fight.”

In 2011, Pendergraft was hit with a whopping civil medical malpractice judgment of $36,737,660.16 in compensatory and punitive damages in a case involving a botched 20 week abortion that resulted in the live birth of a child physically damaged by Pendergraft’s incompetent abortion process amid what was described as “third world conditions” with virtually no counseling. He has refused to pay a significant amount on the judgment. He claimed to reporters this morning that he had paid $100,000 so far on the huge judgment, but Operation Rescue was unable to confirm that he had paid anything.

Sidewalk counselors, including Herzog and Paula Risler, noticed Pendergraft standing across the street watching his clinic’s contents being hauled out the front door and began witnessing to him. Jumping on the unique opportunity, the women began to witness to him of his need for repentance and forgiveness. Herzog indicated that Pendergraft responded to them with arrogance.

Pendergraft is currently serving his fifth career medical license suspension for a number of abortion abuses.

Previously, Operation Rescue discovered during an undercover investigation that Pendergraft was working with disgraced abortionist Harold Alexander in Maryland to conduct an illicit late-term abortion practice that specialized in lethal fetal injections. Women had the option of completing the abortion at Pendergraft’s “secret” Maryland location or simply receiving the injection to kill their babies then return to the place of their choosing to deliver their dead fetuses. Operation Rescue reported the dangerous late-term scheme to the Maryland Board of Physicians, which resulted in the license suspension of Alexander and assurances from the Board that Pendergraft’s shady business had come to an end in that state.

“Pendergraft’s troubles continue to compound as he tries to dodge his responsibility for hurting women while refusing to do the right thing and leave the abortion business. Please join me in praying for Pendergraft’s repentance and a permanent close of all his five abortion clinics,” said Newman.

BREAKING: Property Seized from Pendergraft’s Orlando Women’s Center Abortion Clinic

Orlando, FL – Operation Rescue has learned that property is currently being seized from the Orlando Women’s Center. We have also confirmed that the abortion clinic, the Flagship office of James Scott Pendergraft IV’s five office abortion chain, has been closed.

Michelle Herzog of Pro-life Action Ministries told Operation Rescue she witnessed authorities removing one of the abortion tables and other abortion equipment and loading it into a large moving truck.

Pendergraft was hit with a massive In 2011, Pendergraft was hit with a whopping civil medical malpractice judgment of $36,737,660.16 in compensatory and punitive damages in a case involving a botched 20 week abortion that resulted in the live birth of a child physically damaged by Pendergraft’s incompetent abortion process amid what was described as “third world conditions” with virtually no counseling. He has refused to pay the judgment.

It is thought, but not yet confirmed, that the seizure may be related to that judgment.

A clinic receptionist is telling callers the Orlando Women’s Center is “closed for maintenance” and are unsure whether the clinic will reopen at this time.

This is a breaking story. Please check back for updates.