Breaking: Evidence Suggests Anti-Choice Doctor Lied About Abortion-Related ‘Complications’
There is now proof positive that Byron Calhoun, an anti-choice doctor who has been influential in West Virginia politics, grossly overstated the number of abortion-related complications that are treated at Charleston Area Medical Center Women and Children’s Hospital in West Virginia each year.
In June 2013, Calhoun wrote a letter to West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in which he claimed that, “We commonly (I personally probably at least weekly) see patients at Women and Children’s Hospital with complications from abortions at these centers in Charleston.”
But Calhoun never provided evidence to support that claim, despite numerous requests to do so. And as RH Reality Check discovered, he made no report of those injuries to the West Virginia Medical Board. Upon learning of our findings, a state legislator filed a complaint with the medical board, asking it to investigate Calhoun.
Now, Calhoun’s claim is being contradicted by S. Andrew Weber, the vice president and administrator of the hospital where Calhoun works, and where he claimed to have seen those complications.