Sheriff’s deputies received quite a shock when they pulled over a vehicle on a South Carolina highway last week. Thinking they would find illegal drugs, instead they found bloody surgical implements – with tissue still attached – that had been used to conduct illegal “in home” abortions.
Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright announced at a press conference on Friday that during a multi-jurisdictional traffic sweep called Operation Rolling Thunder, an unlicensed abortionist and his wife were arrested on drug charges while they are being investigated on charges of practicing without a license.
“We got a guy and a girl early in the week that was a traveling abortionist. He traveled around the state of South Carolina without a medical license, with drugs and with medical tools, performing in-home abortions,” Wright said. “So basically we got an illegal baby killer.”
He added, “It’s bad enough that somebody would use abortion as a means of birth control, but it’s worse when you do it illegal. The moms are already making, I think, a bad decision. Of course I don’t know everyone’s situation, we’ve just got to pray about it.”
“In any criminal enterprise, the mode of transportation is going to be the interstate. There are all kinds of things going up and down the highway,” said Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller, whose department participated in the joint operation that netted the arrests. “Had we not gotten anything else but getting that guy … it still would’ve been worth it.”
Mueller told reporters that they were seeking victims of the illegal abortion scheme, hoping someone would come forward so full charges could be brought.