Police in New Jersey say an abortionist who flushed the remains of babies down toilets and tossed bloodied materials into garbage bins is now facing charges, just days after his receptionist was arrested for illegally performing terminations.
According to the Asbury Park Press, Dr. Flavius Thompson, 60, turned himself in at the Lakewood Police Department this week, and is accused of operating an abortion clinic without a license to process or store medical waste.
Thompson’s office is at the Pleasant Women’s Pavilion, a licensed abortion clinic, where a search warrant was executed last Saturday.
Officials say he’s charged with violating the New Jersey Water Pollution Act by flushing “products of abortions” into the sanitary sewer.
The Press says Thompson also faces a charge of “dumping class-three regulated medical waste, mainly human blood products and items saturated, dripping or caked with human blood into the trash to be carted to a place not authorized to accept medical waste by the state Department of Environmental Protection.”
The charges against Thompson come in the same week his receptionist was arrested for allegedly performing abortions without a license.
Liza Berdiel, 24, is accused of injecting abortion-inducing drugs into three patients. Prosecutors say she performed the abortions after-hours or when Thompson was not working. Both Berdiel and Thompson have been released by authorities pending future court dates.
“This investigation exposes some of the many abuses that occur daily inside the so-called ‘safe and legal’ abortion industry,” Marie Tasy, executive director of New Jersey Right to Life, told LifeNews.com.