Medical board considers penalizing abortion doctor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Board of Medicine will decide whether to penalize a Florida doctor accused of medical malpractice in a botched abortion case in which a live baby was delivered.

In an administrative complaint, the Department of Health says Dr. Pierre Jean-Jacque Renelique (ren-uh-LEEK') was scheduled to perform an abortion on a teenager who was 23 weeks pregnant.

Sycloria Williams was given drugs in advance to dilate her cervix. According to the complaint, she gave birth at a Hialeah clinic after waiting hours for Renelique to arrive.

A clinic owner placed the baby in a bag that was put in the trash.

Renelique is accused of failing to secure the services of another physician, among other allegations. His attorney called the charges "misguided and incomplete."

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