Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Grisly Abortion Death Leads to Revocation of NY Abortionist's License
May 25, 2012
Queens, NY - Robert Hosty, who ran the A-1 Women's Center abortion clinic in Queens, New York, has had his license revoked after Operation Rescue staff filed a complaint against him for the death of Alexandra Nunez, a 37-year old single mother of four. The revocation order, dated February 6, 2012, was only recently obtained by Operation Rescue.
Nunez went to Hosty for an abortion in her 16-17 week of pregnancy. She had a history of two C-Section deliveries and a condition where the placenta was more deeply embedded in the wall of the uterus than normal. Hosty spent 9 minutes aborting her baby. Near the end of the procedure, she began to bleed uncontrollably. Nunez went into cardiac arrest from loss of blood, no one bothered to administer chest compressions. Hosty waited an hour before calling 911 for help.
The revocation documents stated the following:
Paramedics arrived at A-1 Women's Center on Roosevelt Avenue at 4:58 p.m. (almost one hour after the surgery ended.) They say Patient B [Nunez] on an exam table/chair with her legs open. They saw blood on the floor and blood coming from Patient B. They also saw bloody clothes in the corner. They noted that Patient B was grey and ashen, meaning that she was likely dead. She was cold to the touch.
Paramedics never saw or interacted with Hosty. After the abortion, he had left it to his assistant to attempt to revive the patient, who was pronounced dead on arrival at a nearby hospital.
Two other women are also listed as victims of Hosty. One woman suffered permanent brain damage after she went into respiratory distress and cardiac arrest during surgery to remove a gynecological cyst. Another woman was given a full hysterectomy by Hosty who discharged her from the hospital even though she suffered a fever of 102˚. She was forced to return to the emergency room for proper treatment.
Operation Rescue initially filed the complaint against another abortionist who was thought to have been involved in Nunez's death, but submitted information about Hosty to the Board after the other abortionist contacted Operation Rescue to say the abortionist involved was actually Hosty.
"We are very grateful Hosty has been held accountable for his negligence. Hosty's conduct in each case demonstrated a cold-hearted disrespect for the lives of his patients. Once their conditions became complicated, it was as if he was just done with them. We are glad to see that he will never be able to hurt women and their pre-born babies again," said Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor for Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation.
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation and has become a strong voice for the pro-life movement in America. Operation Rescue is now headquartered in a former abortion clinic that it bought and closed in 2006. From there, Operation Rescue launches its innovative new strategies across the nation, exposing and closing abortion clinics through peaceful, legal means. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to stop abortion and ultimately restore legal personhood to the pre-born in obedience to biblical mandates. Click here to support Operation Rescue. Click here to make a secure donation online.
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