THE Public Prosecutors’ office is seeking 309 years in prison for Peruvian doctor Carlos Morin, who allegedly carried out more than 100 illegal abortions in
His wife and business partner, Maria Luisa Duran, is facing 204 years, and both are also charged with falsifying documents and illicit association. The illegal abortions were apparently carried out at his
The investigation began in 2007 following a television report on the clinic broadcast in
Morin and his team justified the procedure at more than 22 weeks under
Patients should have undergone psychiatric assessment in such cases, but it appears that this rarely happened and that two psychiatrists, who are amongst the total of 11 people charged in the case, signed off reports without visiting the women.
Morin has already admitted at an earlier stage of the case that abortions were performed on girls as young as 13, according to the prosecutor, with “on limitations” and “with the sole intent of earning money”.
Patients came to the Ginemedex,
By Jennifer Leighfield