Delray Beach, FL – The notorious Florida abortionist Harry Perper was arrested and charged with racketeering, conspiracy and drug trafficking for his part in the operation of a “pill mill” where he recklessly prescribed OxyContin and other powerful pain medications.
Perper is known in the pro-life community as the abortionist who botched an abortion at James Pendergraft’s EPOC abortion mill that resulted in Baby Rowan being born alive. While the baby struggled for life, clinic staff turned away emergency workers that had been summoned to save him. Baby Rowan died in his mother’s arms. Operation Rescue worked to expose the wrongdoing that led to this horrific tragedy. The film “22 Weeks” was produced about this incident. Perper was never disciplined for his part in Baby Rowan’s death.
Perper is the son of respected Broward County Medical Examiner Joshua Perper, yet is no stranger to trouble. Perper was disciplined by the Florida Medical Board for a botched abortion on M.R. at another of Pendergraft’s abortion mills, the Orlando Women’s Center. Perper perforated M.R.’s uterus and bowel, shoved the remains of the pre-born baby and the placenta into the abdominal cavity but did not detect the injury. The patient lay bleeding and in agonizing pain for hours. Finally she received an emergency hysterectomy to save her life.
The Medical Board gave Perper a virtual slap on the hand when it issued a “Letter of Concern” ordered Perper to pay a total of $12,589.30 in fees and costs.
Authorities said that Perper made $8,000 a week at the pill mill.
This time, Perper’s legal troubles will likely earn him more than a wrist slip. In all, he faces 490 years in jail if convicted on all charges. He was released on $900,000 bail, placed on house arrest, and ordered to surrender his passport and stop the practice of medicine.
“The Perper arrest is yet another example of rampant illegal activity present in the abortion industry,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Perper is not the only abortionist caught running a pill mill as a side business to the abortion mill. Philadelphia accused murderer Kermit Gosnell first came to the attention of authorities for operating a pill mill out of his abortion ‘house of horrors.’ When the authorities take a hard look at these people, they inevitably find gross violations of the law.”
[Thanks to Jill Stanek.]