Douglas Alan Karpen, DO

Abortion Mill

Northpark Medical Group (affiliated with Aaron's Women's Clinic)
Texas Ambulatory Surgical Center (Aaron's Women's Clinic) aka Texas ASC

Medical School

Kirksville Colleg of Osteopathy and Surgery, 1974

Phone Number


2505 N Shepherd

Houston, TX 77008

Map not found

Other info

Former abortionist at: Aaron Women's Clinic - Houston, TX Sordid History of Abortionist Karpen Should Be Considered By TX Medical Board Special Report: Widespread Abortion Abuses In Texas Exposed Jury rules in abortion lawsuit-Doctor found negligent, but plaintiffs awarded no money  (2004) Pro-life leader: "The fix is in" on investigation of abortionist 15-year-old dead after botched late-term abortion Another House of Horrors: Gosnell’s Abortion Counterpart in Texas Pro-Life Group: Texas Abortionist Killed Live-born Babies Second 'house of horrors' abortion clinic where doctor 'twisted heads off fetus' necks with his bare hands' is investigated in Texas -- Daily Mail, 5-16-2013

Surgery: Yes

Medication: Yes





Karpen, Douglas -- Kansas license - doctor of osteopathy (DO) - cancelled 2008

Defunct Kansas Doctor of Osteopathy license for Douglas Alan Karpen, DO.

Disciplinary History

Malpractice History


Patient Quinnetta Dugas sues Karpen for a botched abortion which nearly killed her. Karpen lacerated Dugan's cervix, and she was transported by ambulance to a hospital for an emergency hysterectomy to keep her from bleeding to death. Karpen then falsified his medical records to cover up his mistake. See pages 3-7, and 13.

2002-07-31 Mosley v. Karpen - Complaint

Karpen is sued for performing an illegal abortion on a minor with no parental consent. See pages 2-6.

2014-03-10 Mendoza v. Karpen (malpractice) - parties in case

Mendoza case parties, Harris County Court

2014-03-10 Mendoza v. Karpen (malpractice) - Complaint

Patient Melania Mendoza sues Dr. Karpen for a botched abortion which left her unable to have children. In the botched procedure, Karpen ruptured the patient's uterus, which required emergency surgery to repair. Mendoza's uterus was damaged so badly doctors told 20-year-old Melanie she could never be pregnant without putting herself in "extreme danger." See pages 3-5.

1993-12-16 Cormier v Karpen & Cunningham - Complaint

Patient Nicolette Cormier and her mother sue Dr. Karpen for performing a forced abortion on a minor. 16-year-old Nicolette Cormier went to Dr. Karpen to have a late-term abortion. After Karpen inserted laminaria to begin the first stage of the abortion, the 16-year-old patient changed her mind about having a third-trimester abortion. Nicolette and her mother told Dr. Karpen they did not want to continue the procedure. Dr. Karpen argued with them and refused to remove the laminaria. Instead, Karpen contiunued the procedure against the their wishes, and inserted more laminaria to continue the abortion. After arguing repeatedly with Dr. Karpen and his associate, Dr. Cunningham, Nicolette and her mother went to the hospital two days later, where Nicolette went into premature labor. Nicolette gave birth to a 1 lb, 13 oz baby girl, named Ashley Renee Cormier. Despite "intensive lifesaving measures," baby Ashley died several months later. See pages 2-7.


Medical malpractice lawsuit against abortionists Douglas Karpen and Richard Cunningham, filed on behalf of patient Nicolette Cormier. Abortionists refused to halt patient's 3rd-trimester abortion procedure, even after the patient decided she did not want an abortion. The patient required emergency care at a hospital, and delivered a premature infant weighing 1 lb, 13 oz. Despite intensive medical care, the baby later died. File also contains additional news stories about botched abortions performed by Douglas Karpen.

1989-01-27 Acosta v. Harris County Hosp. & Karpen

Karpen malpractice case. See page 2.

1989-02-15 Joshua v Women's Pavilion (Karpen's clinic) - Order

Order granting defendant special exceptions

Criminal History

2013-12-20 Texas v. Karpen - prohibited practices - Case docket

prohibited practices by a physician; case docket.

2013-12-20 Texas v. Karpen - prohibited practices - order of discharge

Prohibited practices by a physician - no indictment, order of discharge.

2013-12-20 Texas v. Karpen - capital murder - order of discharge

No indictment for capital murder; order of discharge

Documented Death or Injury

Dugas vs. Karpen - Motion - Apr 30, 1996

A patient brings a personal injury suit against Dr. Karpen for lacerating her cervix during an abortion procedure.

Montoya Death

Patient death

Davis Death

Patient death

Misc Documents

1999-06-02 Homer v. American Home Products & Karpen

Diet drug case - Karpen defendant, page 2.


Story of large late-term baby remains discovered at a Karpen abortion mill


Former patient speaks out

Special Report-final2

Operation Rescue's Special Report on TX abortion abuses in PDF form

1986-06-09 Pendergraft law firm v. Karpen - application for Garnishment

Plaintiff's Application for Writ of Garnishment, and Affidavit

1999-02-09 Alston diet drug case v Karpen

Case docket - see page 2 for Karpen info.


911 call transcript describing aborted baby parts in sewage spill at Karpen's abortion clinic.