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A judge has denied an Orlando-area abortionist a new trial in a medical malpractice case decided by a jury last month.

“Orlando Circuit Judge John Marshall Kest also denied a motion by James Scott Pendergraft IV to set aside verdicts for $36.7 million in compensatory and punitive damages,” reports Jeremy Kryn for LifeSiteNews.

The case involved a 2004 botched abortion at Pendergraft’s facility that left its intended target alive, but severely disabled. The girl suffers from a host of disabilities in connection with the attempted killing, including cerebral palsy, loss of function on the left side of her body, strokes, mental disability, chronic lung disease, and seizures.

It is not clear whether Pendergraft will appeal Kest’s ruling.

During court proceedings, a fellow abortionist admitted that babies are sometimes born alive and left “wiggling around in the toilet” until they died.

The abortionist has a long history of legal issues that have included four suspensions of his Florida medical license.

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