A Christian legal organization is pushing for the state of Florida to take definitive action against a notorious abortionist.
James Pendergraft – whose medical license has been suspended several times in Florida – has had numerous run-ins with the law, as well as with state medical and health authorities.
Mat Staver, who leads Liberty Counsel – a nonprofit legal group based in Orlando, Florida – is well acquainted with Pendergraft’s abysmal track record.
“Most recently, he was convicted of multiple counts in South Carolina for operating an abortion clinic with no license, and he was actually having these bloody instruments in the trunk of his car going from house to house,” the seasoned attorney informed.
Pendergraft was arrested during a routine traffic stop in 2015, and police found the items in the vehicle. He was also prescribing illegal drugs without a license and was found to be in possession of illegal drugs. He plead guilty, was fined and placed on probation for five years.
As a result of these multiple offences, the abortionist’s license to operate the Ft. Lauderdale abortuary was revoked, but it is actually still operating.
“Since it was effectively shut down – or the license was revoked on March 27 – the abortion clinic has done at least 34 abortions,” Staver pointed out. “We're calling on the state of Florida to take enforcement action.”
In other words, the Florida legal expert wants the state to use its enforcement authority and shut down the clinic – once and for all.
Staver maintains that lawmakers should consider passing a law that stipulates a person with a track record similar to Pendergraft's should be banned from owning or operating abortion clinics.