PA Abortion Doctors Ran Under-the-Counter Drug Racket

Crazy story out of Pennsylvania today. Three abortion clinic workers, including two doctors, from the Allegheny Women’s Center in Pittsburgh have been criminally charged after the doctors illegally purchased thousands of diet pills for a clinic technician “to treat anxiety and depression”:

Providing the drugs was illegal because the doctors did not have a clinical relationship with the stafferMark Wagner, 48, and therefore abused their Drug Enforcement Administration licenses to dispense prescription medications, Attorney General Linda Kelly said.

Dr. John Barrett, the abortionist who hustles under-the-counter prescriptions to his coworkers. "Hey buddy. I got somethin' under my lab coat for ya."

The former medical director of the Allegheny Women’s Center, Dr. Alton Lawson, 72, of Pittsburgh, authorized an employee to order the pills known as Diethylpropion for Wagner, Kelly contended.

Wagner, of Pittsburgh, used the pills to treat anxiety and depression, though they’re most commonly used to treat obesity, according to the charges.

After Dr. John Barrett, 41, of Pittsburgh, took over as the clinic’s director, he continued ordering prescriptions for Wagner for 1,200 tablets at a time, whenever Wagner told the doctor he needed the drugs, according to a criminal complaint.

In all, the doctors ordered more than 20,000 tablets over several years for Wagner, who “did not pay for the drugs and viewed them as compensation for working overtime and for regularly providing clinic supplies and office refreshments,” according to a statement from Kelly.

I imagine there is a lot of “anxiety and depression” to go around inside an abortion clinic. Interestingly, the raid that busted Kermit Gosnell’s mill in Philadelphia was ordered because of Gosnell’s drug-laundering side business. And interesting that two more Pennsylvania abortion doctors now find themselves face to face with the law. Hope it’s a new trend…

  • oldmanbob

    A good friend of mine was a Chicago Cop had a saying “People who break laws, break laws.”
    Thou shall not kill is the law.  What is the differance between killing and drug dealing?

  • http://www.facebook.com/steven.ertelt Steven Ertelt

    This center faced other problems and had to correct them earlier this year:  http://www.lifenews.com/2011/07/26/pennsylvania-abortion-staffers-wrongfully-prescribe-drugs/

  • Somewhereinnc

    Dr. Lawson is the same doctor who 22 years ago told me that I had sickle cell anemia and should have an abortion, in an effort for me to abort my healthy son.  He also told me that I was going to end up having baby after baby and living on welfare the rest of my life.  I DO NOT nor never DID HAVE sickle cell anemia.  I am proud to say that even though I did drop out of college at that time to have my son, I have graduated from college and am almost finished with my master’s degree as well (May 2012).  My son–an only child–is now a successful college graduate that is the apple of my eye.  What goes around, comes around.  I am glad he is finally getting his.

    Signed:

    Somewhere in North Carolina now but once a patient of Dr. Alton Lawson (when he was in private practice back in 1988 in Pittsburgh, PA).