Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Doctor Accused of Flouting Abortion Ruling

The Associated Press

MIRAMAR, Fla. A doctor whose license was revoked for botching abortions, including leaving fetus parts inside a patient, was arrested on charges he continued to perform the procedures.

Robelto A. Osborne, 44, turned himself in to police Wednesday and was released on bond. He was charged with performing medicine without a license, a third-degree felony.

The state Department of Health contacted police about Osborne last month after receiving an anonymous tip about Osborne performing abortions at A Gyn Diagnostic Center in Miramar.

Telephone calls to the clinic rang unanswered on Friday, and Osborne does not have a listed telephone number.

His medical license was revoked in August after state regulators determined he failed to perform necessary preoperative procedures, did not treat a severe uterine perforation and did not return calls to his emergency phone line.

He allegedly left fetus parts inside a 41-year-old woman who complained of bleeding and pain after an abortion. The woman later sought treatment at an emergency room, where doctors performed a hysterectomy and found fetus parts in her uterus, according to the state records.

Osborne also allegedly damaged the small intestine of an 18-year-old woman during a 1996 abortion, records said.

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