A state-appointed medical examiner in California has determined that a longtime abortionist, Gary T. Prohaska, no longer is competent to do medical procedures “due to a mental illness,” and the executive director of the state medical board is asking that his license not be renewed.
“On or about Dec. 20, 2013, the board received information that respondent may have significant cognitive and functional decline consistent with a clinical diagnosis of early dementia,” explains a complaint filed with the medical board of the California Department of Consumer Affairs.
The development was discussed by Operation Rescue, an organization that monitors and reports on abortionists and their industry.
According to an online report from the organization’s Cheryl Sullenger, “someone noticed his unfit mental condition and reported to the medical board that Prohaska was suffering from symptoms consistent with early dementia.”
“The petition states that Prohaska, who once worked at the Planned Parenthood abortion facility in San Diego, California, has suffered ‘moderate severity cognitive impairment,’ according to a psychiatrist who conducted a psychiatric examination of Prohaska at the California Medical Board’s request. It further states that Prohaska’s ‘impairment is permanent and renders him unsafe to practice medicine,’” OR reported.
“Given Prohaska’s deteriorating mental condition, we are thankful that California is taking action to ensure that he can never practice again,” commented Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue.
Newman became acquainted with Prohaska, 78, while living in San Diego.
“This man has made a very good living off the backs of dead babies so it is hard to have much sympathy for his plight, except for how his illness might affect his family. It’s really a shame that efforts to revoke his license weren’t made earlier in his life. It may have saved hundreds, if not thousands of lives,” Newman said.
Newman and Sullenger have combined on a new book project, called “Abortion Free: Your Manual for Building a Pro-Life America One Community at a Time,” which is to be released in a few weeks.
They reported Prohaska lives in California now but cannot practice medical there because his license expired. He previously held licenses in Oregon and Wisconsin.
OR said Prohaska once worked with Planned Parenthood in San Diego and for the Lovejoy Surgicenter abortion business in Portland, Oregon.
He later opened another abortion facility, the now-closed Pregnancy Alternatives, in Portland.
According to California Catholic Daily, Prohaska moved in 1995 to Wisconsin to work for Planned Parenthood there. He was arrested and pleaded guilty to using mace on picketers on a public sidewalk.
OR also said he was charged once with hit-and-run in Milwaukee.
The newly filed state document in California seeks a hearing on Prohaska to decide whether to revoke or suspend his physicians and surgeons certificate and his permission to supervise physicians assistants.
The document is signed by Kimberly Kirchmeyer, executive director of the state medical board.
Sullenger and Newman, in their book, charge the abortion industry is pursuing “murder.”
“There is no way around it,” they argue. “You can try to justify it by claiming the health of the mother, but the truth is only a small percentage (less than one-tenth of 1 percent by some counts) of the 1 million baby-killings in the United States each year are to save the mother’s life. Instead statistics suggest that 85 percent of all abortions are performed as a means of birth control and are three times more likely to be by a woman on Medicaid. Family planning and abortion clinics in the United States are a $2 billion a year industry.”
They explain: “For years we have been told that legal abortions were necessary for the health and well-being of the mother. It is a lie. Dr. Bernard Nathanson, co-founder of the National Abortion Rights Action League, who later became a Christian pro-life activist, admitted that his group lied about the number of women dying from illegal abortions.”