Unlicensed Abortionist Pendergraft Operating Secret Late-term "Fetal Lethal Injection Center" in Washington, D.C. area, Website Shows
Operation Rescue has filed complaints in three jurisdictions to stop Pendergraft from endangering women by killing their babies and forcing them elsewhere for completion of late-term abortions
Washington, DC - Operation Rescue has learned that disgraced late-term abortionist James S. Pendergraft, IV, whose only active medical remains under a double-suspension order in Florida, has set up shop in a secret late-term mill that can only be described as a "Fetal Lethal Injection Center" in the Washington, D. C. metro area where late-term abortions are being only partially completed.
A full report can be read at OperationRescue.org.
Pendergraft has recently launched a web site called LateTermAbortions.net that describes in detail how his new office is soliciting women from all over the nation and from other countries for "intracardiac injection of medication into the fetal heart," which kills the baby in utero.
Pendergraft makes it very clear that he does not complete the abortion process at his secret office, but discharges patients within 15 minutes of the lethal injection, after which they are forced to rush back to their personal physicians in their home states or other facilities for the removal of the dead baby before infection sets in. Without treatment women in this condition can die.
When multi-state late-term abortion operations have been discovered in other states, medical licenses have been suspended, such as in the cases of Steven C. Brigham and Kermit Gosnell. Maryland is considering legislation to ban the dangerous practice of starting late-term abortions in one state and ending them in another.
Pendergraft also makes it clear that the purpose of his multi-state late-term lethal injection scheme is to evade the laws of Florida and compel the participation of others in the abortion process.
In cloak-and-dagger fashion, Pendergraft describes how women will be told over the phone to meet at a specific location, where they will be met and escorted to the secret facility for their baby's fatal injection.
"While Pendergraft attempts to convince the reader this is about security, it is more likely about evading law enforcement, because this dangerous process is highly unethical and likely illegal since he holds no active medical license whatsoever," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.
While it remains unknown the exact location of this new mill, descriptions on the website would place it in the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia. Pendergraft holds no active license in any of these jurisdictions.
Operation Rescue has filed complaints in the District and both states asking for immediate investigations into Pendergraft's dangerous late-term abortion operation.
Pendergraft has a long history of legal issues that have included four suspensions of his Florida medical license.
"Pendergraft is a proven danger to the public," said Newman. "This is another example of authorities willing to look the other way and abortionists who are willing to endanger women and violate laws because they believe they are somehow above them. We pray our complaints will help stop this abuse and bring Pendergraft to justice."
Read Operation Rescue's full report