A pro-life group’s complaints prompted Pennsylvania to revoke the medical license of an abortion provider accused of “unprofessional conduct.”
Harvey Brookman also was fined $50,000 for operating without medical malpractice insurance, practicing medicine beyond the scope of his license, and “unprofessional conduct due to actions that departed from the quality standards of the profession.”
Centre County Citizens Concerned for Human Life filed the complaints with the state Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs and the state Department of Health.
Brookman’s unprofessional conduct included a botched abortion in which he perforated the uterus and bowel of a woman who later was forced to undergo emergency surgery at a hospital in Philadelphia, according to Operation Rescue.
Brookman already had a record of disciplinary action taken against him. His medical license was revoked in New York in 1996 and he surrendered his license in New Jersey to avoid revocation.
“We think Brookman is finally out of medical licenses and out of the abortion industry,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
Newman emphasized, however, he believes Brookman’s conduct is “more the rule than the exception when it comes the abortion industry.”
“We don’t know of any abortionist that doesn’t have major problems,” he said. “Those still left in the abortion industry are not exactly the cream of the crop.”
The successful complaint lodged by Centre County Citizens Concerned for Human Life is another example of how “savvy pro-lifers are using the system to stop abortion,” he said.
Over the past year, 12 abortion clinics have closed, many because of efforts of pro-life groups, Newman points out. Brookman is the fifth abortion provider during that time to have his license suspended or revoked, or to quit the abortion industry.
“The truth is finally coming out about the seedy and dangerous nature of America’s abortion industry that has existed all along,” Newman said.
As WND reported Tuesday, Ohio state regulators have uncovered more than a dozen health code violations, including a serious situation that endangered the life of a patient, and an East Side Cleveland clinic that performed second-trimester abortions is closing down.