Last week, Philidelphia abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell was charged with the murder of a woman and seven full-term healthy babies. This time in California, another abortion doctor, Andrew Kutland, is accused of killing a woman after administering an overdose of anesthesia to her before performing an abortion. His license was revoked in 2002 after he severed the spinal cord of a healthy baby and then lied to the parents about the infant's condition, saying the child instead had a stroke.
The circumstances of the two cases are similar:
-Overdose of anesthesia
-Filthy and unsanitary clinics
-Previous accounts of medical malpractice before murder accusations
-Targeting of minority and poor women
-Both severed spinal cords of healthy babies
Andrew Rutland, a southern California abortion practitioner, has agreed to give up his medical license a second time over a case involving his killing a woman in a botched abortion. Rutland killed an Asian woman in a failed abortion — as the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office ruled the death of Ying Chen a homicide.Apparently Rutland knew pro-life groups were onto him as he demanded investigations into their work to shut down abortion practitioners in Southern California.
The botched abortion was done in July 2009 at a filthy and ill-equipped acupuncture clinic in San Gabriel that Rutland ran where he also did abortions. Rutland killed Chen by administering anesthesia to her and not knowing the proper dosage. He injected lidocaine, a local anesthetic, in her cervix and the woman began to have an immediate reaction. The abortion practitioner began to perform CPR but state medical board documents say there was a “significant delay” in him calling 911 for emergency medical help for the woman.
According to the orange County register, Rutland will surrender his medical license on February 11 rather than face disciplinary proceedings on the allegations of gross negligence related to Chen’s death. He did not admit his guilt related to the botched abortion in making the agreement with the California Medical Board, which says Rutland acknowledges the board could establish “factual basis” for one or more charges other than the homicide.
This is the second time Rutland has surrender his license — as he did so in 2002 for severing a baby’s spinal column during a forceps delivery, then lying to the parents by telling them that their baby suffered a stroke. The baby later died. His license was reinstated in 2007 and Rutland was placed on five years probation with the restriction that he operate only under the supervision of another physician.
In response to the reclassification of Chen’ death as a homicide, the pro-life group Operation Rescue informed LifeNews.com last summer that the abortion practitioner is blaming pro-life groups for his legal woes concerning the woman’s abortion-related death.
Rutland sent an angry letter to a list of elected officials and others, including Oprah Winfrey, demanding an investigation into “clandestine collaborations of national antiabortion group organizations and local antiabortion activists with the Medical Board of California.”
Rutland singles out Operation Rescue and complains the pro-life group used “clandestine political collaborations” to force several abortion practitioners out of business. Rutland says everyone from the Medical Examiner, to the hospital, to the police officer who investigated Chen’s death were all involved in some plot against him.