Richmond Medical Center For Women


William G. Fitzhugh

Phone Number



118 N. Boulevard

Richmond, VA 23220

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Other info

Abortionist profile, William G. Fitzhugh: professional background, botched abortion history

  • Abortion Death:    
  • Clodfelter, Margaret   BW
On June 2, 1989, Margaret went to Richmond (VA) Medical Center For Women to have an abortion performed by Dr. William Fitzhugh. After she was dismissed, she started experiencing pain and bleeding, and called the facility about her symptoms. They did not advise her to seek medical care. Two days later, she sought medical treatment at a local hospital and was told that she had a perforated uterus and retained fetal tissue. A D&C was performed to complete the abortion, and due to the infection, a hysterectomy was also necessary. Unfortunately, in spite of all efforts to save her life, Margaret died of the complications of her abortion, leaving her husband and one-year-old son behind. (Richmond City Circuit Court Case No. LU-441-1, Virginia Certificate of Death #89-020384)

Medication: Yes




Richmond Med Ctr for Women variance request 8-1-14

Request for variance that would exclude them from having to comply with facility requirements for abortion facility licensing. Requesting variance through April 30, 2015.

Disciplinary History


March 26, 2013: Inspection found numerous deficiencies, including blood smeared on equipment in the procedure room, more.

Misc Documents


Exemption from minimum facility safety standards until April 30, 2015.