An OB/GYN who has treated women after botched abortions believes that abortionists should have admitting privileges
“James Linn, an obstetrician and gynecologist at Columbia St. Mary’s, testified that he was called in to assist with an emergency operation about 10 years ago for a woman who was brought to his hospital from Affiliated.
He said he did not believe the doctor who provided the abortion appropriately followed up with the patient and thought that doctor should have been referred to the state Medical Examining Board for “basically abandoning a patient.”
“The doctor never really called to check on the patient, which I found appalling,” he testified.
The woman was bleeding and going into shock and ultimately required a hysterectomy.
If doctors who perform abortions were required to have hospital admitting privileges, “I don’t think it would be as likely patients would be abandoned,” he testified. “There would be a way to track if someone was having an inordinate number of complications.”
Patrick Marley “Admitting privileges hold abortion doctors accountable, physician says” Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel May 28, 2014Share on Facebook