This AP news blurb appeared yesterday in The Seattle Times:
ABERDEEN, Wash.—An Aberdeen doctor who admitted misconduct with an abortion will keep his license under an agreement with Washington regulators.
The Aberdeen Daily World reports Dr. John Eiland will pay a $3,000 fine, attend ethics training and be on probation for three years.
He’s an obstetrician and gynecologist with the Grays Harbor Women’s Clinic.
The state Health Department accused him in February of having an improper relationship with a co-worker in 2006 when he worked at Providence Centralia Hospital. Investigators said he performed an abortion on the woman when she became pregnant. He failed to refer her to another doctor or keep records of her treatment.
So Eiland violated the fraternization rules of the Catholic hospital where he worked — that much is clear.
But it also appears that in the eyes of the state Health Department, there would have been no additional “misconduct” on Eiland’s part if he had merely allowed another doctor to kill his unborn child instead of doing it himself and sweeping it under the rug.