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New York doctor charged with manslaughter in botched abortion case

Posted: 1:40 PM, Oct 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-11 20:40:44Z
New York doctor charged with manslaughter in botched abortion case

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City physician is accused of causing the death of a patient in a botched abortion.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said Tuesday that Dr. Robert Rho has been indicted on a manslaughter charge.

Authorities allege the patient died in July after a botched abortion procedure.

They say she was allowed to leave the health facility even though she had been bleeding profusely, collapsed and appeared disoriented.

She died that night at a hospital.

Rho's attorney, Jeffrey Lichtman, called the death a "tragedy."

Lichtman says the doctor is highly respected has been performing abortions safely and carefully for 23 years without any issues.