By Cheryl Sullenger
Queens, NY — Abortionist Robert Rho, who pleaded guilty last month to Criminal Negligent Homicide for causing the death of Jaime Morales, 30, during a botched second trimester abortion, was sentenced yesterday to serve sixteen months to four years in state prison.
Over Rho’s 23-year career as an abortionist, he committed an estimated 40,000 abortions, according to his attorney Jeff Lichtman.
But Rho was known to cut corners on abortion procedures to save time and money. His short-cuts proved fatal for Jaime Morales when she visited Rho on July 9, 2016.
Rho conducted an abortion on Morales’ 26-week baby in just one day instead of the recommended 2-3 days. Because of this, he inflicted serious internal injuries on Morales, including a perforated uterus and lacerated cervix, uterine artery, and vagina.
Instead of calling an ambulance for his hemorrhaging patient, he cinched her cervix closed to conceal the internal bleeding. Despite her drifting in and out of consciousness due to blood loss, Rho released Morales from his abortion facility. She died just hours later.
“We are very glad that Rho is going to prison. We pray he serves the full four years, but even that is a short amount of time to pay for taking Jaime Morales’ life. We wish it could have been more, especially since he remained unremorseful and arrogant throughout the trial,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
Operation Rescue reported on Rho’s trial throughout the three week proceedings, at the end of which Rho copped a plea to a lesser charge just moments before the jury verdict on a more serious charge of manslaughter was to be read. If convicted on that charge, Rho could have spent up to 15 years in prison.
After his initial arrest in October 2016, Rho surrendered his medical license and closed his Liberty Women’s Health Care abortion facility.
“We understand that Rho was hoping to open another abortion facility if he had won his court case, but now with the felony conviction and incarceration on his record, we believe it will be very difficult, if not impossible for him to do so. That means he will never again be able to hurt another woman or baby,” said Newman. “We pray that Rho’s term of incarceration will be a time of reflection that will lead him to repentance and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.”
Full trial coverage archive:
Abortionist Robert Rho Sentenced to Prison for Killing Woman During Botched Late-Term Abortion, June 27, 2018
Robert Rho Set for Sentencing in Death of Abortion Patient Tomorrow, June 25, 2018
Warning Signs: What Robert Rho and Kermit Gosnell Have in Common, May 10, 2018
GUILTY! Abortionist Takes Surprise Plea Deal That Includes Jail Time in Death of Abortion Patient, May 4, 2018
Jury Deliberations Enter Second Day in Abortion-Manslaughter Case, May 3, 2018
Defense Plays Race Card While Prosecution Tells Jury Greed and Arrogance Led to Abortion Patient Death, May 2, 2018
Lesser Charge is Debated In Rho Abortion-Manslaughter Trial, May 1, 2018
Devastating Testimony Countered by Witness Badgering in Abortion-Manslaughter Trial, April 30, 2018
Prosecution Rests as Tensions Rise in Abortion Manslaughter Case, April 27, 2018
Testimony: Fatal Injuries Resulted from Rho’s Single-Day Dismemberment Abortion of 6-Month Old Pre-Born Baby, April 26, 2018
Abortionist’s Manslaughter Trial Testimony Reveals Patient Suffered a Painful Death, April 25, 2018
Abortionist Robert Rho on Trial for Manslaughter in Abortion Death Amid Media Blackout, April 12, 2018
New York Abortionist Set for Hearing November 28 in Manslaughter Case
New York Abortionist Charged with Manslaughter in Late-term Abortion Death, October 12, 2016