By Jay Rogers
Published July 9, 2011
Here’s an abortionist who long ago retired and if he has since expired, he is now a believer in Jesus Christ according to Philippians 2:10-12. Luis Barquet provides us with a powerful piece of history of how Floridians reacted to a hack abortionist shortly after Roe v. Wade was imposed on us by five executioners in black robes. Compare their admirable and zealous militancy to the apathy of the postmodernist church of the 21st century. Sadly, it is apparent that a malaise has overtaken us.
Luis Barquet was an abortionist in Cuba before fleeing to Miami in the late 1950s or early 1960s. He was arrested for illegal abortion in Miami in 1961. In 1962 a study by the International Association of Chiefs of Police called him “a butcher” and noted that he “made a fortune” performing illegal abortions “in back rooms and motels.” Barquet was ordered to leave the U.S. in 1963 ,but returned days later. He was indicted for bribery in New York in 1965, but remained a fugitive until his 1966 arrest in Florida.
Barquet successfully challenged Florida’s abortion laws in 1972 and set up a legal abortion clinic. He was arrested in 1976 on grounds that his abortion facility constituted a public nuisance. Barquet’s son reopened the facility, retaining Dr. Eduardo F. Elias, while Barquet was in jail.
Learn about the woman who later died at Barquet’s “safe and legal” killing center.
Marina DeChapell died following pulmonary arrest during an abortion by Elias at Barquet’s clinic. The facility allegedly lacked emergency equipment. Barquet was serving a one-year sentence for an unspecified crime at the time of the death. Source: Miami Herald, 8-18-78
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