Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Late-Term Abortionist in Australia Loses Medical License

But Gosnell is just an outlier!
A man who may be the only late-term abortion practitioner in Australia has lost his medical license for a year after he was found to be inappropriately prescribing addictive drugs to patients.


Between 2000 and 2009, the Croydon-based doctor prescribed multiple patients with more than 25,000 Xanax tablets and 9000 Valium among other addictive drugs.

In her judgment, senior member Noreen Megay said his conduct represented the ”most serious and grave lapse” of professional standards. ”His conduct was consistent with poor practice, it endangered the patients, it continued over a number of years and we viewed the pattern of prescribing as reckless,” she wrote.


While Dr Schulberg’s lawyers urged the tribunal to maintain his registration to practice for this reason, Ms Megay rejected this and said she was concerned late-term abortions were being carried out in a day surgery clinic without a specialist anaesthetist [sound like anyone we know!] and intensive care services nearby.


Dr Schulberg supervised disgraced anaesthetist James Latham Peters, who is serving a 14-year jail sentence for infecting 55 women with hepatitis C at the Croydon Day Surgery. He infected patients by injecting himself with pre-filled syringes of fentanyl – an opioid used in general anaesthesia – and then administering the remaining drug to the patients.

“In 2008 he was found guilty of professional misconduct by the board for failing to gain legal consent for the 25-week abortion of an intellectually disabled woman raped by her father,” the paper continued. “A year later he was found guilty of inappropriately prescribing painkillers.”

I don't buy for a minute that Australia only has one doctor doing late-term abortions. Pre-natal testing is so widespread in the western world, and comes so coupled to the idea of termination that it is highly unlikely he's the only late-term abortion doctor.

He's perhaps the only one with a clinic. The rest probably do their business in obstetric wards and are protected by their peers.