California Moves To Revoke License of Mentally Impaired Abortionist

By Cheryl Sullenger

Sacramento, CA – The Medical Board of California filed a petition on August 12, 2014, to revoke the medical license of long-time abortionist Gary T. Prohaska, 78, based on his diagnosed mental impairment.

It appears from the Board petition that someone noticed his unfit mental condition and reported to the Medical Board that Prohaska was suffering from symptoms consistent with early dementia.

The petition states that Prohaska, who once worked at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in San Diego, California, has suffered “moderate severity cognitive impairment” according to a psychiatrist who conducted a psychiatric examination of Prohaska at the California Medical Board’s request. It further states that Prohaska’s “impairment is permanent and renders him unsafe to practice medicine.”

“Given Prohaska’s deteriorating mental condition, we are thankful that California is taking action to ensure that he can never practice again,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, who became familiar with Prohaska while living in San Diego. “This man has made a very good living off the backs of dead babies so it is hard to have much sympathy for his plight, except for how his illness might affect his family. It’s really a shame that efforts to revoke his license weren’t made earlier in his life. It may have saved hundreds, if not thousands of lives.”

Currently, Prohaska resides in California where he cannot practice because his medical license is expired. He has previously held medical licenses in Oregon and Wisconsin, but both of those licenses are inactive.

According to the California Catholic Daily, in addition to his stint with Planned Parenthood in San Diego, Prohaska once worked as “chief of surgery” for the largest abortion facility in Portland, Oregon, the Lovejoy Surgicenter. He later opened his own abortion center in Portland called Pregnancy Alternatives, which is now closed. He was sued several times for malpractice during this time.

Prohaska relocated to Wisconsin in 1995 to do abortions for Planned Parenthood in Milwaukee and Appleton.

Operation Rescue documented that Prohaska was charged with hit-and-run in Milwaukee that same year, to which he pleaded “No Contest.”

The California Catholic Daily further noted that while in Wisconsin, “Prohaska was arrested and charged with using mace on picketers on a public sidewalk outside an abortion business. Prohaska plead guilty to a violation and was given a small fine.”

Read Prohaska’s Disciplinary Petition

BREAKING NEWS: Haskell’s Attorneys Will Not Appeal Closure Order, Surgical Abortions to End Friday in Sharonville

By Cheryl Sullenger

sharonvilleCincinnati, OH — Attorneys for Martin Haskell’s Sharonville abortion facility have announced that they will not appeal a ruling issued last week by Judge Jerome Metz upholding the Ohio Department of Health’s closure order. Haskell must cease surgical abortions his Sharonville office by Friday, August 22, 2014.

“This is such a huge victory for all who respect life and the rule of law,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, which worked with Greater Cincinnati Right to Life to expose Haskell’s abortion abuses. “Haskell had the attitude that he was above the law and deserved to operate under a different standard as everyone else. Today, the law has prevailed.”

Haskell operated for years under a variance issued by the ODH that allowed him to continue operating as long as he maintained an approved agreement with two physicians to supply hospital care for women injured during abortions done by Haskell in Sharonville. However, Haskell continually changed the agreement without notifying the ODH. The physicians he had agreements with were a troubled lot that case doubt on whether they could supply adequate hospital care for patients.

The ODH declined to renew Haskell’s variance in January and revoked his facility license. Haskell appealed the decision, but lost every step of the way.

Haskell has operated in the Cincinnati area for 32 years. Over the past 18 months, nearly half of Ohio’s abortion facilities have closed.

“When the authorities enforce the law, abortion clinics close,” said Newman. “This just shows that abortion facilities, including Haskell’s, operate at such a low standard that women are endangered at them every day. The state is fulfilling their duty to protect the public by shutting down abortion businesses that can’t comply with the law.”

Late-term Abortionist Carhart Faces Licensure Investigation in Nebraska

By Cheryl Sullenger

Bellevue, NE – A complaint filed by Operation Rescue against nationally known late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart over a recent string of botched abortions has been placed with an investigator with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHH).

“It was necessary to bring the Department’s attention to the fact that Carhart has caused eight medical emergencies in the past several months, including the death of one patient in Maryland last year,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “The Maryland authorities seem unconcerned with the pattern of injuries inflicted by Carhart’s dubious abortion practices, but we were hoping Nebraska would be more receptive to protecting women from abortion abuses, and it appears that is now the case.”

In addition, last month Carhart’s only Registered Nurse, Lindsey Creekmore, had her nursing license suspended for two months for “a pattern of negligence” and unprofessional conduct in providing care for eleven abortion patients that “did not meet the acceptable standard of care for a registered nurse licensed in the State of Nebraska.” She delegated tasks that required a nursing license to clinic workers who were unqualified to perform those duties. She also improperly drugged patients at Carhart’s Bellevue abortion facility, according to disciplinary documents.

“Carhart is the one ultimately responsible for treatment his patients receive. If his nurse was routinely negligent in caring for patients, that should ultimately be Carhart’s responsibility. Add to that his culpability for injuring one abortion patient after another and we believe that makes a strong case for license suspension or revication,” said Newman. “We are hopeful that since Nebraska took steps to suspend Creekmore’s nursing license, this investigation will finally result in discipline for Carhart as well for posing a grave danger to the public.”

Recent medical emergencies that show a concerning pattern of abortion injuries at Carhart’s abortion facilities in Nebraska and Maryland include:

July 2, 2014, Germantown, MD: African-American abortion patient transported to hospital.
April 26, 2014, Bellevue, NE: Patient, 37, suffered from abdominal pain after Carhart had an “issue with the procedure.” (Video with 911 recording)
March 4, 2014, Germantown, MD: Patient hemorrhaged after 2nd trimester abortion complications.
November 30, 2013, Bellevue, NE: Patient suffered 2nd trimester abortion complications.
November 26, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient required emergency surgery. (Video with 911 recording)
July 9, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient hemorrhaged. (Video with 911 recording)
February 7, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient Jennifer Morbelli died of 3rd trimester abortion complications. (Autopsy Report)
March 31, 2012, Bellevue, NE: Patient heard moaning and screaming during 911 call (Video with 911 recording.)