Operation Rescue is reporting that police have raided the Outpatient Services for Women abortion clinic in Oklahoma City and have arrested abortionist Nareshkumar Patel for obtaining money from patients under false pretenses based on an undercover investigation by the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt charged the 62-year-old abortionist with three counts of obtaining money under false pretense after improperly prescribing abortion-inducing drugs to patients he said were pregnant, but were not, according to police.
According to KATV, undercover agents set up appointments with Patel where they say he administered ultrasounds and pregnancy tests and then told them they were pregnant.
Afterward, police say he prescribed them an abortion-inducing drug, gave them directions directions on how to take it and charged them for the unnecessary treatment.
According to the AG’s office, an investigation into Patel’s dubious practices arose from a complaint that he had performed an abortion procedure on Pamela King, even though she was not pregnant. King was diagnosed and died from complications of cervical cancer later that year, and her autopsy determined that she had not been pregnant in the time frame that the abortion procedure occurred.
Operation Rescue said that they had filed a complaint with the Attorney General’s office in March of this year after receiving incriminating information about Patel and his abortion business from an informant and conducting its own investigation.
The complaints were based on documents and medical waste that had been discarded in a publicly-accessible trash receptacle near Patel’s Outpatient Services for Women abortion clinic in Oklahoma City. The material was received by Operation Rescue from an anonymous source on March 18, 2013.
1. Record-keeping violations and improper disposal of confidential information.
2. Mandatory reporting violations.
3. Improper disposal of medical waste.
4. Failure to protect and properly dispose of employment applications.
5. Failure to observe 24-hour voluntary and informed consent.
Operation Rescue published a special report detailing information obtained on Patel along with his sordid history. (read here)
Patel, listed as John Roe 7, was also featured in Life Dynamics’ president, Mark Crutcher’s expose of the abortion industry, Lime 5 where he writes, “On June 10, 1989, 15-year-old “Elizabeth” had an abortion by [Patel] at his Oklahoma city office. During the procedure [Patel] pulled out some tissue held it in his hands, and told the nurse that it was Elizabeth’s small intestine and then stuffed it back into her vagina. Incredibly, not only did [Patel] not call for emergency care, but while Elizabeth was still under anesthesia, he left the clinic to give a friend a ride to the airport. Afterward, the clinic staff noticed a drop in her blood pressure and had her transported to a hospital. There it was determined that she had a perforated uterus, vaginal laceration, and an injury to the colon requiring a colostomy. [Patel] had also failed to remove the dead fetus.”
Crutcher also detailed Patel’s sexual attitudes towards his abortion patients, “On March 25,1993, “Angela” was having an after-hours abortion performed by [Patel]. She awoke from anesthesia to find him putting his penis into her mouth. He called her several times afterward to find out if she remembered anything about the incident, and she taped the conversation. Police seized her medical records, which were found folded in [Patel’s] desk rather than in her chart. As a result of this incident, [Patel] was charged with attempted forced oral sodomy and sexual battery. He was released on $100,000 bail and left for India in May, claiming that he had to attend the wedding of a niece.”
“One day after [Patel] was arrested for these crimes,” Crutcher writes, “Tina” also filed a lawsuit against him. According to her suit, [Patel] asked Tina to meet with him to discuss her mental condition following her abortion. She claimed that at this meeting he tried to fondle and kiss her.
“Two female employees also sued [Patel], complaining of unwelcome sexual advances and sexual harassment.”
In 1992, Patel was the focus of national news for burning 55 aborted children in a field near Shawnee.
Operation Rescue said they will have updates to Patel’s most recent arrest as the investigation unfolds. If convicted, Patel could face up to three years in jail and a maximum fine of $15,000.