Reprimanded Canadian doctor may only perform abortions
An abortionist at Henry Morgentaler’s Ottawa abortuary has agreed to restrict his practice following allegations that he failed to maintain an adequate standard of care.
Dr. Krzysztof J. Fabisiak was scheduled to appear June 17 before the disciplinary committee of the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons owing to allegations against him from 25 patients. His record, publicly available on the College website, says that he was accused of having “failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession and is incompetent in his care and treatment of Patient ‘A’, Patient ‘B’ and 23 patients.” But a spokesperson for the college told LifeSiteNews that the hearing was cancelled after Fabisiak agreed to restrict his practice and the allegations were withdrawn.
“I, Dr. Krzystof Janusz Fabisiak, will practice only at the prescribed family planning clinics in Ottawa or Toronto or at a setting approved by the College,” the restriction reads. It also notes he has “voluntarily relinquished” his prescribing privileges, except for Tylenol 2 and 3.
The College would not explain the nature of the complaints against the abortionist. “There’s very little information that is available when a matter is withdrawn,” said spokesperson Kathryn Clarke. She said the allegations were related to “standard of care,” but noted that this is a “broad term.” She would not give specifics about how Fabisiak was alleged to fail providing standard of care.
Neither did Clarke say if the complaints were related to Fabisiak’s work at the Morgentaler abortuary. However, the facility at 65 Bank Street is listed as his primary practice and no other practice is listed in his record.
Mark Crutcher, President of Life Dynamics Inc., said that the College’s actions prove the fact that “the wash-outs from the leftovers of medicine wind up working in these abortion clinics.”
“No one goes to medical school with the intent of working in a Planned Parenthood or some other abortion clinic,” said Crutcher, whose group has done extensive research on the abortion industry in North America. He said abortionists “either were such bad doctors they couldn’t get a legitimate practice going, or they were such bad doctors that they had a practice going that they destroyed because of their malpractice.”
Commenting on the College’s refusal to release details on the allegations, Crutcher asked, “If a woman’s going to trust her life and her health to him, shouldn’t she have the right to know what his history is?”
Morgentaler’s Ottawa abortuary is no stranger to controversy. In 2003, it was was sued for over $185,000 after a botched abortion. Documents submitted to the court explained that the woman contacted the abortion centre a week after the abortion to complain of bleeding and cramping and was told that the symptoms were normal. Shortly thereafter she was admitted to an Ottawa hospital where they removed the placenta and the baby’s remains.
“It appears that Morgentaler’s standard of care has not really been elevated over the years,” said Mary Ellen Douglas, national organizer of Campaign Life Coalition. “It appears he’s still running the same type of practice with the people he’s got working for him.”
“The irony is truly astounding,” said Alissa Golob, head of Campaign Life Coalition Youth. “Abortion is supposed to ‘help’ women, yet those committing these abortions are the most incompetent doctors around.”
A longer version of this article originally appeared June 17 at LifeSiteNews.com and is reprinted with permission.