By Diogenes (articles ) | May 09, 2003
A grisly account of the exercise of 14th Amendment rights in Massachusetts:
The nightmarish $500 abortion procedures -- which placed the woman in grave risk of hemorrhaging and death -- took place in Dr. Jian Yu's one-room, nonsterile office in Malden, with no assistant or emergency equipment on hand, according to a report issued yesterday by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. The board's report said Yu gave the unidentified woman two pills when she expressed a fear of pain as he began a vacuum aspiration procedure on her. "Patient A was crying from the pain. The Respondent (Yu) told Patient A if this persisted, he would not finish the procedure," the report stated.This must be what abortion advocates mean when they insist that the procedure must remain "a private decision between a woman and her doctor."
Yu, a 1983 graduate of Hunan Medical College in China, had been practicing medicine in his one-room Malden office without running water since 1998 when the pregnant woman first came to him in late December asking for an abortion. ... When she returned in February, still pregnant, he again performed the painful vacuum aspiration procedure, but kept telling her she must be more than three months pregnant, and that her baby was too big. He finally stopped, telling her he couldn't get the baby out.
Couldn't get the what out?
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