JAMES PENDERGRAFT FOUND “GUILTY”
Back alley abortions have not ended; they just cost more…
As fate would have it, our ministry assignment during Operation
Rescue/Operation Save America’s National Event, along with our dear
, was the very same
chop shop that convicted felon James Pendergraft operated: Orlando
Women’s Center. The Casey Anthony media-blitzed trial had just ended
when Pendergraft’s began which coincided with OR/OSA’s annual event.
SWEET! Of course this trial received no coverage as it involved the
“A” word. Tsk tsk...
As some of us were outside exposing child-killing with our
graphics, other rescuers and prayer warriors were inside the actual
courtroom listening to the testimony. Pendergraft was in the news a
while back for discrepancies inside his mills and has even been stripped
of his medical license; yet, his big time bloody business went on.
Pro-life witnesses couldn’t believe their ears with some of the
cross-examination and lawyers referring to “babies” and fetal ages.
Mr. Pendergraft could only ask to review reports which wasted more
courtroom time, and at several junctures ticked the judge off. “No protocol,” was Pendergraft’s response to several
questions from prosecutors. He didn’t even make sense with his
answers. The abortionist just ran his mouth in circles. The judge in one
instance just screamed, “Just
answer the question, yes or no!”
The trial focused on an abortion obtained by Carol Howard at
Pendergraft’s Orlando Women’s Center. She was given RU486 by a
medical assistant when it should never have been given to her. The drug
is meant to end early pregnancies, typically 4-7 weeks. Howard was 22.3
weeks along. After that, every two hours she was given exceedingly high
doses of Cyotec which irritates the cervix causing bleeding and
facilitates dilation; according to Howard’s attorney, the Cyotec
exceeded the standard dosage 50 times. This caused spontaneous labor to
happen right away, and when Ms. Howard asked for pain medication she was
told by medical assistants to go walk her labor off outside in the
parking lot, and if she didn’t like it she could leave. During this
entire time, no doctor was present. This violated the abortion
industry’s NAF guidelines and Florida State Law which states that a
doctor must be present for the abortion and cannot leave the premises.
Nurses were not present either, just medical assistants. This is the
same parking lot we stood feet from with the help from an adjacent
chiropractor’s office who allows pro-lifers to stand and sidewalk
counsel abortion-bound women quietly as they walk their labors out
behind the bungalow-looking slaughterhouse.
Ms. Howard did leave and went home. She lay on the floor doubling
over in labor before calling 911. She was taken to
where she delivered her baby. This baby survived the abortion, otherwise
known as a “botched abortion”. This little girl suffered severe
lifetime disabilities from this horrific abortion; her name is
. This truly was a crime against humanity.
The jury saw through the lies, and when the first judgment of
approximately $19 million was handed out on July 21st, the
final juror to okay the decision emphatically stated, “Absolutely!”
With punitive damages added, it ended up being over $36 million
awarded! PTL! The jurors were also able to listen to Pendergraft’s
accomplice in crime, abortionist Randall Whitney’s deposition where he
cavalierly stated that, “Yes, babies are delivered in the
toilet all the time and many times are still alive, wiggling around in
the toilet.” What
he didn’t say is that he would pick them up out of the toilet and do
what the law tells him to do: do everything you can to help save the
life of the viable child.
During the closing arguments to the jury, Carol Howard’s
attorney was sharp and right to the point when she stated, “He
(Pendergraft) has an abortion dynasty around the state of
. He only cares about money, and I say hit him where it hurts!”
And hit him where it hurts is what happened: $36,737,660.16. SWEET!
I never thought our t-shirt stating: “Picture
abortionists on trial” would come true, but slowly and surely,
it is. The media won’t print a word, which shows how much they care
about women and so-called healthcare...THEY DON’T. We have butchers
setting up chop shops across our nation, unsafe and unregulated, and the
pro-aborts shaking their wire hangers in our faces screaming, “No
more!” But the
only way the public is made aware of shoddy cutlery habits and
substandard conditions inside abortion mills is through the watchmen on
the walls. Where’s the outcry? If this were a puppy mill operating
under the same “gulag” standards it would be shut down in a matter of minutes.
Nowadays, it seems with so many lawsuits filed against abortionists for
malpractice and negligence, and in some cases wrongful death, a coat
hanger might be safer.
“The abortion clinics never accept any responsibility for
complications. They just say it was not their fault. The concern is not
the patient at this time. The concern is with taking care of the doctor
and keeping his reputation and the clinic’s [reputation] clean.”
~Carol Everett, former abortion clinic director
(excerpts provided by Michelle Herzog, Pro-Life