A late-term abortionist accused of giving a woman 30 weeks pregnant a handful of abortion pills and locking her up has been arrested after more than a decade as a fugitive, according to authorities.
The case of abortionist Charles Rossmann was especially egregious, according to a report from Operation Rescue, because he had given the woman the abortion pills and “coldly walked out of the office and locked the door, leaving the woman in labor and alone.”
She ultimately called 9-1-1, and police arrived to break down the door of Rossmann’s office in time to see her giving birth to a baby boy.
The case has been under investigation by the Valdosta, Ga., police department since officers discovered alleged illegal abortions by Rossmann in 2003, according to a report by WTXL-TV in Tallahassee, Fla.
Rossman was being held in the Lowndes County jail, facing multiple felony counts of criminal abortion and drug charges.
Operation Rescue said the case in 2003 “was particularly shocking due to the callous nature of Rossmann’s treatment of his patient and the advanced stage of her pregnancy.”
“Police immediately began an investigation, discovering that Rossmann had conducted additional illegal late-term abortions. Also, his office was not licensed for child births,” the organization reported.
“Within a week of stumbling upon Rossmann’s illicit and very dangerous abortion business, an arrest warrant was issued for Rossmann on multiple counts of illegal abortion,” OR reported. “At the same time, the Georgia State Board of Medical Examiners correctly determined that he posted a ‘threat to the public health, safety and welfare’ and summarily suspended Rossman’s medical license.”
But he already had fled. The group reported that Interpol found Rossmann last year in Germany and took him into custody, and he was extradited to the U.S.
“Rossmann is yet another example how abortionists often operate without any concern whatsoever for the law or the lives of women they routinely exploit,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue.
“Last year, the murder trial of illegal abortionist Kermit Gosnell raised the question of whether Gosnell was an outlier. The Rossmann arrest is yet another example of how illegal and dangerous practices pervade the abortion cartel in this country. The worrisome fact is that Rossmann and Gosnell are not alone.”
He continued: “Enforcement has always been the weak link when it comes to abortion laws. But Rossmann’s apprehension shows that when authorities are motivated, dangerous abortionists can be apprehended and prosecuted, even if it takes years.
“There is an object lesson in this for abortionists all over the country who are breaking the law,” he said.