Austin, TX — The Texas Medical Board notified Operation Rescue last week that five abortionists have been scheduled for Informational Settlement Conferences on October 28, 2011, where they must answer to allegations that the Board has brought against them.
The nature of the allegations remains confidential and will be made public only if the Board determines they have merit at the ISC conference. If that determination is made, a recommendation would be forwarded to the full Board, which will decide what disciplinary action, if any, should be taken.
The five abortionists, Margaret Kini, Alan Molson, Robert L. Prince, Douglas Karpen, and H. Brook Randal, are facing the charges based on complaints made by Operation Rescue after a three-month investigation into Texas abortion clinics.
“We expect that the Medical Board complaints against these five abortionists are just the first round. We continue to work with the Board on open investigations against eight others,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “These complaints show that our allegations have merit and that abortion abuses in the State of Texas are commonplace. We discovered violations at very abortion clinic we investigated.”
Kini, Molson, and Randal are affiliated with the Whole Women’s Health abortion chain. Two Whole Women’s Health facilities in Austin and McAllen have already been cited by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for the improper disposal of aborted baby remains, based on Operation Rescue complaints.
Prince and Karpen are affiliated with the Northpark Medical Group abortion clinic in Dallas. Molson also has an affiliation with this clinic as well as Whole Women’s Health.
Operation Rescue’s investigation uncovered multiple violations at several Texas abortion clinics across the state, which included the improper dumping of human aborted baby remains, illegal dumping of private patient medical information and records, violations of the 24-hour waiting period and informed consent laws, and other abuses.
Operation Rescue filed complaints with the TMB against 14 Texas abortionists as a result of investigation. Cases remain open and pending against eight. One complaint was dismissed.
“Texas does not corner the market on bad abortionists. The kind of violations we discovered there can be found at nearly every abortion clinic in the nation,” said Newman. “When we see agencies enforcing the law, we see abortion clinics closed and abortionists disciplined. More often than not, it is up to pro-life groups to provide the authorities with the information they need to conduct their investigations and make formal charges.”
Read the notification letters from the TMB
Read Operation Rescue’s Investigative Report on Texas Abortion Abuses