New York – A New York abortionist, known in the area as the “Butcher of Avenue A,” has been sentenced to 29 years in prison.  Dr. Abu Hayat, 63, had been accused of performing abortions after 24 weeks.  He must serve 10 years before becoming eligible for parole.

The abortionist was found guilty of attempting to perform an abortion on Rosa Rodriguez, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic who was between 30 and 32 weeks pregnant.  Rodriguez’s daughter was eventually born with her right arm sliced off.

The court also heard that Hyat had preciously been convicted of another botched abortion, when he stopped the procedure halfway through and demanded an additional $500.  When the woman, Haitian immigrant Maria Moise, could not come up with the money, the abortionist sent the bleeding, semi-conscious woman home.

Hayat has had his license suspended for the past year.  His case has led many to wonder just how wide-spread this sort of abuse is among abortion performers.