New York Abortionist Charged with Manslaughter in Late-term Abortion Death

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By Cheryl Sullenger

Queens, NY – A New York abortionist, Robert Rho, 52, has been indicted on one count of second degree manslaughter in the death of one of his patients, 30-year old Jaimie Lee Morales of Buffalo, who died on July 9, 2016, after a severely botched second trimester abortion.

Rho was charged on Tuesday during a court appearance in Queens, and was released on a $400,000 bail bond. He has promised not to engage in the practice of medicine.

Rho’s attorney told news media, which have already given this case national attention, that Rho closed his abortion facility voluntarily after Morales’ death.

Morales went to Rho’s Liberty Women’s Health Care in Flushing on July 9 for an elective second trimester abortion. According to news reports, Rho thought the abortion went without complication until staff noticed she was bleeding heavily in the recovery room. Rho determined that she required a second procedure, but that did nothing to control the bleeding.

Despite being woozy and having collapsed once at the clinic, Rho released Morales to her sister, who put Morales in her car and began the trip to the sister’s home in the Bronx. Along the way Morales fell off the back seat and became non-responsive as the result of heavy hemorrhaging.

Morales was transported by ambulance to a Bronx-area hospital where she was pronounced dead later that evening.

moralesAn autopsy was performed where it was learned that Rho had lacerated her cervix, punctured her uterus and sliced her uterine artery. Any one of those injuries would cause heavy bleeding, but together, they proved catastrophic.

Prosecutors charged Rho, saying he had been “reckless” in failing to provide adequate medical attention in a timely manner.

“From statements news reports, it seems that Robert Rho’s attorney thinks we should just shrug off the death of Jaime Lee Morales as an unexpected abortion complication. But when a mistake by an abortionist takes a mother’s life, we cannot simply take a ‘things happen’ attitude,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Rho didn’t just make a small mistake, he literally butchered her then kicked her to the curb. We have high praise for the prosecutors that had the courage to seek justice.”

Operation Rescue was aware of Rho and his Liberty Women’s Health Care abortion facility, which were listed at AbortionDocs.org, but little was known about them. Rho had been conducting abortions along with female genital reconstruction surgery for 23 years. There is no record of any previous disciplinary action on his New York medical license profile that may have attracted attention.

Morales is the second woman this year known to have died after an abortion. On July 3, Cree Erwin died in her mother’s bed after receiving an early abortion by Laura Castleman at Planned Parenthood in Kalamazoo, Michigan. An autopsy is still pending in that case.

She Walked into Planned Parenthood Yesterday, but She Didn’t Walk Out

By Cheryl Sullenger

Annapolis, MD – She walked into a Planned Parenthood abortion facility yesterday morning, but she didn’t walk out.

An ambulance was called on the morning of Tuesday, October 4, 2016, for a hemorrhaging patient at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Annapolis, Maryland.

Local pro-life activist Pamela Palumbo provided Operation Rescue with photos and video within minutes of the incident that showed female patient being removed from the abortion facility on a gurney. She was then transported to a nearby hospital.

A radio traffic recording made by Anne Arundel County Police, Fire and EMS was immediately obtained by Operation Rescue.

The recording revealed that units, including an ambulance, were dispatched to Planned Parenthood, located in the Mason Building on West Street in Annapolis at about 11:08 a.m. in response to a hemorrhage.

This is the second documented medical emergency at the Annapolis Planned Parenthood this year. Another woman was transported to the hospital on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. The injuries suffered by that patient are unknown due to heavily redacted 911 records.

On February 19, 2013, the Annapolis Planned Parenthood failed its initial licensing inspection after an inspector documented improper sterilization of surgical instruments in a leaky sterilization machine. The facility was granted a license anyway.

Inspectors did not return to Planned Parenthood for nearly 2½ years. In July, 2015, the facility was found by some stroke of luck to be in compliance with Surgical Abortion Facility requirements.

“I have seen so many pictures of ambulances at abortion clinics that I lost track long ago,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “It is time for regulators to take their jobs more seriously and protect the public from being injured, maimed, and even killed at American abortion facilities, as we have seen happen all too often. Right now, women are fodder for exploitation and harm by unscrupulous, profit-centered abortion businesses. Enough is enough!”

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911: EMS Respond to Back Alley for Hemorrhaging Abortion Patient

By Cheryl Sullenger

Eastpointe, MI – Operation Rescue has obtained 911 records that show evidence of a severely botched abortion at Eastland Women’s Clinic in Eastpointe, Michigan, earlier this year.

Records show that after two hang-up calls to 911, an employee of Eastland Women’s Clinic finally connected with a worried dispatcher, who already had police en route to the facility.

Eastland requested that EMS respond to the back alley door to assist a 35-year old patient who was experiencing vaginal hemorrhaging. The bleeding was so severe that the abortionist on duty, presumed to be the owner of the facility, Angel Ojeda, could not get it under control.

The incident took place on March 4, 2016, at 1:52 p.m. The CAD printout confirms that a bleeding patient was transported. Her current condition remains unknown.

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Ojeda’s facility faces closure for his involvement with former employee Michael Roth, who had stolen drugs and abortion equipment from Ojeda’s abortion business for the purpose of conducting a secret home abortion scheme out of the trunk of his car. Ojeda was apparently aware of the missing drugs, but did nothing to remedy the situation.

Roth was caught when he was involved in a traffic accident last October. Police discovered the stolen drugs along with remains of aborted babies that Roth said were being transported back to Eastland Women’s Clinic for disposal. Roth has been arrested and criminally charged.

The Michigan Board of Pharmacy filed an administrative complaint against Ojeda on April 25, 2016, for not reporting the theft of the drugs – including 82 vials of the controlled substance Fentanyl, some of which was found in Roth’s trunk. Ojeda also faces a host of other charges, including failure to secure drugs in a locked cabinet, keeping outdated drugs, and failure to maintain drug records.

Inspectors also found that an illegal abortion pill distribution practice existed at Ojeda’s abortion facility, according to the complaint. It notes that an investigator witnessed a registered nurse, who was employed by Ojeda, obtaining the abortion-inducing drug Misoprostol out of an unlocked cabinet and dispensing it to a patient without Ojeda’s authorization.

“Ojeda’s abortion business, like others, is obviously too dangerous to operate, and we call on the Michigan Medical Board to strip Ojeda of his medical license and shut down his back-alley-style abortion facility before he puts more women in the hospital,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Ojeda can’t or won’t comply with the law, and he must be held accountable by through the legal system.”

View Eastland Women’s Clinic’s profile at AbortionDocs.org.
View Ojeda’s profile at AbortionDocs.org.

[HT: Lynn Mills]