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Beyond the Philadelphia Horror

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By Michelle Malkin  •  January 26, 2011 01:19 PM

It’s been more than a week since the Philadelphia Horror was exposed.

President Obama has felt no compulsion to weigh in on the baby serial-killing spree committed in the name of “choice.” And the Beltway press corps has felt no compulsion to query him about the systemic failures of pro-abortion enablers in government to stop the massacre.

As I said last week, the Philadephia Horror is the tip of a blood-stained iceberg. In addition to a clinic in Delaware, Philly Dr. Death Kermitt Gosnell is also tied to a scandal-plagued abortion clinic in Louisiana.

Fortunately, the alternative media and local press remain vigilant in covering the stories that the national MSM prefer to whitewash.

Via Steven Ertelt of LifeNews, here’s another bone-chilling butcher M.D. who fostered the grisly climate of death in his Southern California abortion clinic. Despite having his license revoked once before for botching a delivery that left a baby with a severed spinal column, he went on to kill a pregnant woman during a botched abortion. The California Medical Board will administer another slap on the wrist — revoking his license for three years, which allows him to evade criminal charges:

Andrew Rutland, a southern California abortion practitioner, has agreed to give up his medical license a second time over a case involving his killing a woman in a botched abortion. Rutland killed an Asian woman in a failed abortion — as the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office ruled the death of Ying Chen a homicide.

The botched abortion was done in July 2009 at a filthy and ill-equipped acupuncture clinic in San Gabriel that Rutland ran where he also did abortions. Rutland killed Chen by administering anesthesia to her and not knowing the proper dosage. He injected lidocaine, a local anesthetic, in her cervix and the woman began to have an immediate reaction. The abortion practitioner began to perform CPR but state medical board documents say there was a “significant delay” in him calling 911 for emergency medical help for the woman.

Ying was in cardiac arrest when the ambulance arrived and was taken to a hospital, where she died six days later. An autopsy revealed Rutland gave the woman the wrong dosage of the anesthesia.

According to the orange County register, Rutland will surrender his medical license on February 11 rather than face disciplinary proceedings on the allegations of gross negligence related to Chen’s death. He did not admit his guilt related to the botched abortion in making the agreement with the California Medical Board, which says Rutland acknowledges the board could establish “factual basis” for one or more charges other than the homicide.

This is the second time Rutland has surrender his license — as he did so in 2002 for severing a baby’s spinal column during a forceps delivery, then lying to the parents by telling them that their baby suffered a stroke. The baby later died. His license was reinstated in 2007 and Rutland was placed on five years probation with the restriction that he operate only under the supervision of another physician. Rutland’s Los Angeles attorney Paul Hittelman would not comment to the newspaper about whether Rutland would pursue a medical license after the three year period is up during which he can’t practice medicine.

Meanwhile, in Maryland, another quack abortionist who had had his license revoked in several other states has been put in the spotlight:

Maryland lawmakers will consider legislation to ban the sort of interstate abortions performed last year by a New Jersey doctor whose license has since been suspended.

Dr. Steven Brigham operated an abortion clinic in Elkton. New Jersey regulators suspended his license after finding that he was starting late-term abortions in that state, then ferrying patients to Maryland to complete the procedures in an apparent bid to skirt New Jersey’s more restrictive abortion laws.

Delegate Michael Smigiel, R-Cecil, has introduced three bills intended to prevent anything similar from happening in the future. One would mandate that an abortion begun in Maryland must be concluded in the state except during an emergency.

More:

Documents filed in Maryland suggest that Brigham and his staff frequently performed late-term abortions. A search of the Elkton clinic revealed a freezer with 35 late-term fetuses inside, including one believed to have been aborted at 36 weeks. Police who searched Brigham’s offices in Voorhees found only two medical records related to those fetuses, documents show…Allegations against Brigham first surfaced in 1992 in Pennsylvania, where he agreed to give up his license amid an investigation of his practice, according to published reports.

In 1993, he botched two late-term abortions in New York, and his license was revoked for gross negligence. According to public records, a 20-year-old patient had to undergo an emergency hysterectomy, and the other patient had her colon removed.

His Florida license was revoked in 1996 after he secretly took over for a colleague who was killed by an anti-abortion activist.

And in July, the Pennsylvania Department of Health ordered him to close his four clinics in the state, saying he employed unlicensed caregivers.

He’s also had tax problems. In 1998, he was sentenced to four months in jail for failing to file corporate income tax returns and bilking insurance companies in New York.

In April, the IRS placed more than $234,000 in liens against him for failing to pay payroll taxes. He’s also subject to tens of thousands of dollars in state tax liens.

Waiting for femmes to blame pro-life movement for all this in 3, 2, 1…
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