Mississippi is working to close the state's only remaining
abortion clinic since it can't meet new standards. Otherwise, the
state's clinic has a rather sordid history.
The current owner of Jackson Women's Health Organization is
Dianne Derzis, whose Birmingham abortion clinic was shut down after
three abortion patients were sent to hospitals in one day.
Inspectors found 76 pages of violations. Cheryl Sullenger of Operation
Rescue has checked the background of some of the past
abortionists in the Mississippi clinic.
"There was one abortionist,
his name was Malachy DeHenre," she describes. "He was suspended in
Mississippi and two other states after he botched an abortion on a
poor woman that sent her to the hospital for an emergency
hysterectomy, and he was also sued for malpractice in several other
DeHenre is currently in prison after being convicted of
murdering his wife.
More evidence reveals the dissolute background of another
"His name was Milan Chepko. He was convicted of a felony
involving moral turpitude in 1991, and his medical license was
revoked," Sullenger says. "And there were other abortionists who
were also caught operating substandard abortion clinics and
The only remaining abortion clinic in Jackson, Mississippi, is
in trouble because of a new state law that requires abortionists to
be OB-GYNs and have hospital-admitting privileges. None of the
hospitals in the area will accept them.
Attacked by security guard
Early on Wednesday, one of the pro-lifers outside the Jackson
clinic was attacked. A church service was being held and leaflets
distributed on the public sidewalk led by Doug Lane, a board member
of Pro-Life Mississippi and director of Pastors
for Life Mississippi.
"They took a lawn sprinkler and placed in on the public sidewalk
where we normally stand and turned that on," he tells OneNewsNow,
"and there was a discussion between one of our people and the
security guard about how could they do that."
While the pro-lifers posed no threat, Lane says evidently the
security guard did not like something that was said. "And he pulled
his mace out, lunged forward, and sprayed this gentleman and his
minor son with mace," he explains. "They were standing on the
public sidewalk. I was about 15 feet from there, and he came up and
sprayed me." (
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Lane has already been in touch with attorneys who are making
plans for legal action. As soon as he recovers from the mace, Lane
plans to be back at the clinic to convince women to give their
unborn child life.