Doctor accused of causing woman’s death in botched abortion


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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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