Premiere Institute for Women’s Health
6122 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34231 (CLOSED!)
First Choice Pain Care Clinic
401 Commercial Court
Venice, FL 34292
1590 Harbor Cay Lane
Longboat Key, FL 34228
This practitioner currently holds staff privileges at the following hospital/medical/health institutions:
Columbia Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
Discipline is on file:
On February of 2008, Kachinas was ordered to cease and desist doing abortions. The Florida State Licensing Department sent a letter to abortionist Kachinas that read:
Dear Dr Kachinas, The purpose of this letter is to officially advise you of the findings of a Complaint Investigation visit of your abortion clinic conduct … by Eleanor Seville RNS of this office. Compliance with the requirements was discussed with you and your representative at the facility during the exit conference following the completion of the survey…. Your facility was found not to be in compliance with Florida Statutes and the Florida Administrative Code governing the state licensing requirements.
The State of Florida’s Complaint Reads as Follows:
Upon entrance to the facility … the receptionist (name unknown) was asked if the facility is doing abortions. Her response was “yes.” Review of the licensure denial letter from Tallahassee dated clearly states the Abortion Clinic licensure was denied. The facility medical director stated the clinic has been doing first and second trimester abortions since the letter was issued Review of office records revealed abortions were conducted since the letter of denial was received. – AHCA
Matthew Kachinas is the infamous abortionist who aborted the “wrong” twin.
The Miami Herald – April 12th, 2010
Dr. Matthew Kachinas, an abortion doctor in Sarasota, FL has lost his license for mistakenly aborting a healthy twin during a procedure targeting a deformed fetus.
After the board’s unanimous vote to revoke his license, Dr. Kachinas appeared stunned and confused. “What does that mean, revocation? I don’t understand.”
Department of Health officials told him he could appeal to the courts and suggested he consult a lawyer. But a despondent Kachinas told a reporter after the hearing that he intended to kill himself. Police took him to a hospital for evaluation.
Kachinas had blamed faulty ultrasound equipment for the 2006 mistake. He was targeting a fetus with Down syndrome and signs of a heart defect. Although never having done the procedure before, he did not want to disappoint the patient by telling her ‘no’.
Dr. Kachinas represented himself before the board and in a previous hearing, Health News Florida reported, he spent most of his time arguing two less serious allegations, admitting in the twin case he “screwed up.”
The media has reported this story as the doctor who “aborted the wrong twin.” This begs the question: Was there a “right twin” to abort? And if a baby was the “wrong twin,” why did the law and medical ethics prohibit aborting this twin? This paradox is monumental!
The well-known preacher Albert Mohler has an blog article about this:
By Albert Mohler
What are we to make of this? We now know that the vast majority of babies identified prenatally as carrying the genetic markers for Down syndrome are aborted. National statistics indicate that 80-90% of such babies are now aborted — meaning that we have launched a search and destroy mission on Down syndrome babies in the womb.
The situation with Dr. Kachinas reveals the horribly confused morality that marks modern America and, in far too many cases, the practice of medicine. This doctor was asked to perform what is now euphemistically called a “selective reduction.” Instead, he aborted “the wrong baby,” killing a healthy baby instead of the baby identified as carrying the markers for Down syndrome.
Consider what this means for the sanctity of human life. We are now looking at babies as consumer products. We will accept babies that meet our specified qualifications, and abort when medical tests or other factors reveal that the baby does not meet our standards. Human life is reduced to just another consumer product subject to consumer preferences and demand.
Do we recognize what this means? The abortion of Down syndrome babies is a scandal of the first degree, and this nation is growing more complacent and complicit in this scandal by the day. Beyond this, we can be certain that babies are now being targeted in the womb for reasons far beyond Down syndrome. Specialists working with autism are concerned that forthcoming genetic tests will put babies who carry markers for autism next on the list for prenatal search and destroy missions.
This news story out of Florida is a warning to the entire nation. What is the real scandal here — that this doctor was ready to kill a baby with Down syndrome, or merely that he aborted “the wrong baby?”
On Dec. 27, 2002, an Operation Save America press release reported, he became enraged at a protester and head-butted her. He was convicted of battery and was ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation and anger management counseling. Eventually, he reportedly was dismissed after having worked there for 5 years. That facility closed in early 2004, a while after Kachinas left. The building was still vacant in 2009; there had been no buyers.
On Friday morning, December 27, 2002, abortionist Matthew J. Kachinas arrived at the Sarasota Womens Health Center abortion mill at 5025 North Tamiami Trail. Pro-lifer Linda McGlade, a mother of seven children, tried to preach the Gospel to him. Enraged, he exited his vehicle and walked up to within inches of Linda, then said several times “I’m going to kill you!” Then, in front of half a dozen witnesses, and with a video camera running, Kachinas drew his head back and delivered a head butt to Linda’s forehead.
Linda’s son Keith quickly went to his mother’s side to defend her. The abortionist tried to provoke Keith into a fight. He taunted him, saying, “What are you going to do about it?” The abortionist then flicked the hat off of Keith’s head and taunted and cursed him some more. When Keith did not take the bait, the abortionist jumped up and down on Keith’s hat while screaming more obscenities. He then walked into his abortion mill.
In June 2003, Kachinas was found guilty of battery. Immediately after Sarasota’s Chief County Judge Logalbo pronounced the sentence upon the abortionist, which included extensive psychiatric evaluation “due to the violence and the fact that he has people’s lives in his hands daily,” he was fingerprinted and booked in front of a packed gallery of spectators. During his trial, Kachinas lied obviously and flagrantly many times. Noting Kachinas‘ professional position and his “less than forthright” statements, Judge Logalbo issued a sentence which far exceeded the sentence asked for by the prosecution. Along with the psychiatric evaluations and completion of all recommended treatments, including an anger management program, Kachinas was placed on one year probation in addition to a $1,000 fine and court costs. Incredibly, even the abortionist’s lawyer admitted afterwards that he believed the pro-life witnesses over the testimony of his own client!
References: “Violence Erupts at Abortion Mill.” Operation Save America press release dated December 27, 2002. “Abortion Doctor, Matthew Kachinas, Guilty of Battery.”
It appears that by 2008, Matthew J Kachinas had fallen on such financial hardship, that a code enforcement hearing on October 13th, took up the complaint that he hadn’t mowed his grass.
Officer Micale commented that this case involved a reoccurring violation of Section 96.01, Maintenance of Premises, weeds and grass in excess of 12 inches. Staff was requesting that the CEB issue an Order to establish grounds for a Repeat Violation. She reviewed the agenda materials with the CEB.
Dr. Matthew Kachinas, respondent, explained that he had purchased the home in 2000; however, he suffered financial difficulties and in order to find work was required to work all over the State. He knew the home was in need of maintenance. He had tried to find a landscaper to maintain the property, but the company he hired, took care of the property once and had not maintained since. He had recently hired Grant’s Gardens to maintain the property and provide additional landscaping. Mrs. Shapiro commented that the Town’s concern at this point was to maintain the mowing. Dr. Kachinas replied he could do that. Mr. Younger suggested due to the circumstances, that the administrative costs be waived for this case.