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Whistleblower Says Texas Abortionist is Breaking New Ultrasound Law
Contact: Troy Newman, President, 316-841-1700; Cheryl Sullenger, Senior Policy Advisor, 316-516-3034,; both with Operation Rescue/Pro-Life Nation 
HOUSTON, May 11, 2012 /Standard Newswire/ -- An abortion whistleblower has come forward with allegations that Douglas A. Karpen, who operates two abortion clinics in the Houston area, is violating the new state law requiring abortionists to conduct ultrasounds on women 24 hours prior to an abortion.
"We are asking the Texas Medical Board to get involved and enforce the law," said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. "Karpen is an unsafe abortionist who has endangered women for years. But now he has crossed the line by refusing to comply with this new law. It is time to bring him to justice by revoking his license."
The informant, whose identity is being kept confidential by Operation Rescue out of fear of retribution, also alleges that Karpen is guilty of a myriad of other violations ranging from sexual harassment to not washing or changing gloves to prevent contamination between abortion patients.
The complaint is asking for a full investigation into Karpen's questionable abortion practices at Aaron Women's Clinic and the Texas Ambulatory Surgical Center, also known as the Aaron Women's Surgical Center.
The complaint further alleges that Karpen is engaged in the following:
  • Fraudulent billing practices.
  • Surgical equipment not properly sterilized.
  • Falsification of ultrasound results.
  • Late-term abortions done as late as 28 weeks. (Texas law permits only to 24 weeks.)
  • Lack of adequate nursing staff.
  • Concealing logs from inspectors to prevent deficiency citations.
  • Hiring nurses through a temp agency to work only on days when inspections are scheduled.
  • Mistreating heavy women and inappropriately touching attractive women while under sedation.

Karpen is already in hot water with the Texas Medical Board. Operation Rescue filed a complaint against him after abortion abuses were discovered during an undercover investigation of Texas abortion clinics last year. He is scheduled to appear before the TMB on May 16, 2012.

Karpen has a long and disreputable history as an abortionist, including two patient deaths and numerous abortion-related injuries. In 1989, a pro-life activist photographed the remains of a baby aborted at one of Karpen's clinics at 28 weeks gestation. Images of that baby, now known as "Baby David" are in use today by pro-life activists to expose the horrific brutality of abortion.

Operation Rescue's Abortion Whistleblower's Program offers a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of abortionists who are violating the law.


About Operation Rescue® 
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation and has become a strong voice for the pro-life movement in America. Operation Rescue is now headquartered in a former abortion clinic that it bought and closed in 2006.  From there, Operation Rescue launches its innovative new strategies across the nation, exposing and closing abortion clinics through peaceful, legal means. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to stop abortion and ultimately restore legal personhood to the pre-born in obedience to biblical mandates. Click here to support Operation Rescue

About Pro-Life Nation
Pro-Life Nation is an initiative of Operation Rescue that offers a goal-oriented strategy to end abortion.  For more visit and read our new booklet that details our strategy.