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A late-term abortionist in Florida has temporarily lost his medical
The State Medical Board has suspended the license of James Pendergraft
for two years and is requiring him to pay $20,000 in administrative
costs. In addition, Pendergraft will be under three years' probation
when his license is restored and under the direct supervision of a
Cheryl Sullinger, spokesperson for Operation Rescue, indicates that in
the latest case, the abortionist perforated the uterus of a woman and
gave her an overdose of drugs.
"The Florida Board said that he had a flagrant disregard for the laws
of the state of Florida and a willingness to endanger the lives and
health of his pregnant patients," Sullinger reports. "I think that's a
pretty strong condemnation of him and his lack of medical skills," she
Operation Rescue is shocked that Pendergraft did not receive a
permanent revocation of his license because of his history, and
Sullinger believes Pendergraft will not abandon the abortion business
because he owns five clinics with others performing abortions.
"So there's no incentive for him really to get out of the abortion
business as long as his clinics remain open and the money keeps flowing
into his pockets," the spokesperson notes.
The pro-life spokeswoman says Operation Rescue will continue to keep
Pendergraft under a microscope as activists are encouraged to monitor
his clinics and report suspicious goings-on.
Contact: Charlie Butts
February 10, 2010
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