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Pro-life Group Helps Get Abortionist's License Revoked

Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Outreach & Media Coordinator, 316-516-3034, both with Operation Rescue

STATE COLLEGE, Penn., Sept. 14 /Christian Newswire/ -- A pro-life group, Centre County Citizens Concerned for Human Life, lodged complaints some time ago about their local abortionist with state Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs and the state Department of Health. This week it was learned that abortionist Harvey Brookman’s Pennsylvania license was revoked and he was fined $50,000 for operating without medical malpractice insurance, practicing medicine beyond the scope of his license, and “unprofessional conduct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.”

Brookman’s unprofessional conduct included a botched abortion where he perforated the uterus and bowel of a woman who later was forced to undergo emergency surgery at a hospital in Philadelphia.

Brookman had a long history of disciplinary action. In 1996, his medical license was revoked in New York and he voluntarily surrendered his license in New Jersey to avoid revocation.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. “But again, we must emphasize that 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. Those still left in the abortion industry are not exactly the cream of the crop.”

“This is another example of how savvy pro-lifers are using the system to stop abortion,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Abortionists across the country are loosing their licenses and abortion clinics are closing because pro-lifers are reporting botched abortions and shoddy conditions to the proper authorities. The truth is finally coming out about the seedy and dangerous nature of America’s abortion industry that has existed all along.”

In the past twelve months, 12 abortion clinics have closed, many because of efforts of pro-life groups. Brookman makes the fifth abortionist in that same time frame to have his license suspended or revoked, or to quit the abortion industry.

View List of Recently Closed Clinics

About Operation Rescue

Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian organizations in the nation. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre- born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.

Website: http://www.operationrescue.org