A while ago Dr. Lori Lynn Thorndike was caught performing abortions in North Dakota even though her medical licensure in the state had lapsed. She also performs abortions in South Dakota and Colorado where her licensure is current.
Performing abortions without a current license is a Class B Felony in North Dakota but guess what? State’s Attorney Birch Burdick has said he will not charge her. He claims that because she’s licensed in other states that her licensure in ND was simply an “oversight”.
Wow, good to know! Go tell all your friends that ND laws don’t really matter. Apparently as long as we’re following the laws of OTHER states we don’t have to follow the laws of this one. Apparently a felony crime is no big deal as long as it was an “oversight”. To top it off, the ND Board of Medical Examiners reinstated her license without so much as a hearing. Why? Is it that we’re so desperate for an abortionist in this state that we’ll bend the laws to convenience them?
Does this bother anyone else?
LifeSiteNews has been kind enough to gather the contact information, and many more details, about this issue. Please join me in respectfully expressing disappointment in the decisions to ignore the law of the state of North Dakota.
North Dakota Board of Medical Examiners
Duane Houdek, JD, Executive Secretary/Treasurer
418 E Broadway Ave # 12
Bismarck, ND 58501-4086, USA
Phone: (701) 328-6500
Fax: (701) 328-6505
State's Attorney Birch P. Burdick
Cass County State's Attorney
P.O. Box 2806
Fargo, ND 58108-2806 USA