Staff reports, Orlando Sentinel
The state Board of Medicine has closed its investigation of a Fort Lauderdale doctor who was accused last year of performing an abortion on a woman against her will, a board official said.
The case against gynecologist Theodore Lehrer, 52, was dropped this week because the woman, who suffers from Hodgkin`s disease, would not testify against him, medical board chairman Dr. Fuad Ashkar said.
The victim had charged in April 1988 that Lehrer handcuffed her and aborted her 11-week-old fetus at his home. Lehrer has denied the allegations.
Closing the case means an emergency suspension order against Lehrer has been set aside and his medical license will be reinstated.
Criminal charges against Lehrer were dismissed by the Broward State Attorney`s Office in June because of the woman`s decision not to testify.