Barnstable, MA – Abortionist Rapin Osathanondh pled not guilty during his arraignment in a Massachusetts court room yesterday on manslaughter charges in the botched abortion death of 22 year-old Laura Hope Smith. He was released on his own recognizance only after surrendering his passport to insure that he would not flee the country while awaiting trial.
A grand jury had indicted Osathanondh after their investigation into Smith’s death uncovered a lack of life-saving equipment, the failure to monitor the patient, the delay in calling 911, and an effort to cover up his negligence.
Osathanondh earlier surrendered his medical license and closed his abortion clinics in Brookline and Hyannis, where Smith died.
“Thank God that Osathanondh is being brought to justice and will never hurt another woman or take the life of another innocent baby,” said Newman. “This was only possible because the death was publicly exposed by pro-lifers and because Laura’s mother, Eileen, was steadfastly determined to seek justice. It just goes to show what can happen when those fighting for justice just won’t give up.”
A local news station, NECN, covered the arraignment. The video story has been posted below.
“This report is a must see,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “The deficiencies and negligence that led to Laura’s death are not unique to this particular abortionist. These kinds of conditions exist at abortion mills across the nation. Laura’s death serves as a warning to all women. When women walk into America’s abortion mill, they are playing Russian Roulette with their lives.”
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