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Morris Wortman, Embattled OB-GYN, Dies in Plane Crash

Dr. Morris Wortman

Dr. Morris Wortman, MD, a physician accused of 'fertility fraud', tragically passed away on May 28th in a plane crash. The incident occurred in Orleans County, where Wortman and pilot Earl Luce were traveling in a homemade plane. According to the Orleans County Sheriff's Office, the crash was a result of the plane's wings detaching.

Preliminary investigations by law enforcement revealed that the wings of the aircraft separated from the fuselage and fell into an orchard. The remaining fuselage continued for a distance of 1000 to 1500 yards before crashing into a pasture behind a residence, as stated by Orleans County Sheriff Christopher Bourke in a press release.

The aircraft involved in the crash has been identified by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) as a Wittman W-5 Buttercup, designed by Steve Wittman in 1938.

Dr. Morris Wortman, a specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology, earned his board certification in OB-GYN in 1982. He served as the Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Genesee Valley Group Health Association before establishing his own practice, which focused on menstrual disorders and was reportedly the first of its kind in the United States.

Wortman faced significant opposition throughout his career as an abortion provider, frequently becoming a target for anti-abortion protesters. Additionally, he faced allegations of artificially inseminating multiple women with his own sperm during the 1980s.

One of the individuals affected by Wortman's actions, Morgan Hellquist from Geneseo, filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against him in September 2021. DNA genealogy tests revealed that Wortman was Hellquist's biological father, and she accused him of knowingly continuing to serve as her OB-GYN while concealing their relationship. The lawsuit is still pending in Monroe County Court.

The investigation into the plane crash is currently being conducted by the Orleans County Deputies, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the Federal Aviation Administration. For the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding this incident, it is advisable to consult reliable news sources or local authorities.

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