Abortionist who’d already lost his license in one state, gives it up in another after “alleged gross and repeated negligence”

By Dave Andrusko

It’s still another example of an out-of-control abortionist, someone who has already lost his license to practice medicine  in one state, losing it in yet another after what is described as “alleged gross and repeated negligence.”

“Donald Clyde Willis agreed to surrender his medical license, effective Nov. 25”  to the Medical Board of California, Emma Gallegos reported for The Bakersfield Californian. “As a part of his agreement, Willis admitted to the allegations brought forth by the board.”

Willis worked “for various clinics throughout California for Family Planning Associates, now known as FPA Women’s Health,” according to the medical board documents.

In 2003, Willis lost (“surrendered” is the euphemism) his medical license in Alaska, according to the state medical board. “He had also agreed to voluntary limitations on his license in the state of Oregon in 1994, according to the state medical board,” Gallegos  wrote.

“One patient went into cardiac arrest at a hospital and had her uterus removed, after the doctor attempted to perform an abortion where he couldn’t see what he was doing, according to state medical board documents,” Gallegos explained.

In two cases, the board says Willis transferred women to the hospital after performing abortions on them but without documenting key information. One woman’s bleeding was increasing when she was transferred but he failed to fill in many blanks in preprinted medical record forms, including what kinds of surgical tools he used during the procedure. Another woman’s cervix was torn when she began suddenly “jerking” at the end of her procedure. When she was transferred to the hospital, he failed to document what had been removed during the procedure.

The other two women recovered without complications but a third case was more serious. The board says that Willis attempted to perform an abortion on a woman despite the risks it posed to her and despite him not being able to see her cervix. The patient went into cardiac arrest, and suffered complications, including requiring a  hysterectomy  and a damaged ovary and fallopian tube.

All three instances that left to Willis forfeiting his license took place in 2017, The Bakersfield Californian reported. “At the time of the allegations, he was working as a gynecologist performing surgical abortions in Fresno and Modesto. “