LateTermAbortion.net was established following careful thought and consideration to the numerous limitations and difficulties women continually encounter in attempt to locate skilled physicians who can perform late second and third trimester pregnancy terminations for maternal medical or fetal indication.
We now live in a climate where physicians are legitimately intimidated and fearful of terminating even medically indicated abortions in late term because of the anti-abortion political positions maintained by the hospitals they may work in, along with the anti-abortion opinions now permeating hospital and medical boards, the legislature and our legal systems.
I am a highly trained Board Certified Ob/Gyn and completed a two year fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. I have been performing pregnancy terminations for 25 years and I have helped thousands of women in late second trimester and late term pregnancies in need of an abortion. I have been subjected to numerous false criticisms, allegations and convictions. I have encountered enormous obstacles, have spent and continue to spend endless amounts of time and incalculable funds on legal defense. I have endured threats against my life and face daunting obstructions of one form or another on a daily basis. I do this because I believe so strongly in a women's right to choose, and particularly for those who must face fetal abnormalities in the late second or third trimester of pregnancy. When I state that I can understand why physicians do not want to take the risk of helping those patients, I can say that I understand why.
Yet, I stand strong, committed, and even more dedicated to providing safe, compassionate, therapeutic termination of pregnancy procedures in a considerate and respectful manner. LateTermAbortion.net strives to provide professional and courteous services to women, their partners, and their families who are considering the decision to end their pregnancies for fetal or maternal reasons.
LateTermAbortion.net is able to provide the expertise from a physician with over 25 years of experience performing late term abortions, and the first in the United States to induce labor using RU486 and Cytotec in second trimester and late term abortions. LateTermAbortion.net is prohibited from performing this specialized procedure in our Florida offices because at this time, Florida laws prevent termination of pregnancy beyond 24 weeks. It is my hope to one day challenge the unconstitutionality of a law that requires procedures after 24 weeks to be performed in a hospital when there are no hospitals in Florida that allow a termination procedure to be performed as long as a fetus still has a heartbeat. LateTermAbortion.net specializes in caring for those patients who are diagnosed with health problems that can affect the mother's life or health, or there is a severe fetal abnormality not compatible with life. We provide the support, care, and help those patients need to begin the healing process. We specialize, and limit our practice to helping patients in need of therapeutic (maternal and fetal) indications for abortions. Our private environment provides our patients with the supportive professional care they deserve. Our serene and quiet setting allows each patient and their family the privacy, individualized attention and care they need by our physicians and staff who are committed to providing superior abortion services.
We perform the intracardiac injection of medication into the fetal heart in our private facility in the Washington, D.C. area. Once the fetal heart beat has stopped, the patient can elect to return back to her private physician to complete the induction of labor with delivery of the fetus, or they may elect to go to another facility to have the termination process completed. It is unfortunate that patients have to go through this process, but it is legal, safe, practical and sound. The location in Washington D.C. where the procedure is performed is not publicly disclosed to prevent harassment, intimidation, harm, and even possible physical injury to patients, staff, and the physicians who dedicate themselves to performing this much needed service. The staff is protected from any potential day to day harassment of themselves or their families.
LateTermAbortion.net performs intracardiac injections to stop the fetal heart beat on late second and third trimester therapeutic termination of pregnancy procedures when fetal anomalies and/or genetic defects are found or to protect the health of the woman. Therapeutic abortion procedures end pregnancies that were originally wanted, but cannot be continued due to problems with the fetus or to protect the health of the woman.
Women in need of a therapeutic abortion have few choices of where to have the procedure performed. As in the State of Florida, the majority of hospitals, medical centers, clinics, and physician offices across the country do not perform the intracardiac injection procedure at all due to a lack of training, moral values or fear, or for choosing not to perform this procedure.
We are able to offer the patients their privacy, anonymity and the support they need. Alternatively, a woman may choose to have her procedure performed at one of the very few abortion clinics that offer therapeutic termination of pregnancy as an ancillary service, in addition to their regular abortion services. LateTermAbortion.net offers our patients a new choice. We are America's only physician group that limits its private medical practice solely to providing compassionate, safe therapeutic abortions.
The decision to end any pregnancy is difficult; the decision to end a wanted pregnancy because of serious fetal or maternal problems can be even more heart-wrenching. LateTermAbortion.net is dedicated to providing professional, compassionate care to the women, their partners and families who are confronted with this difficult decision.