This article will inform readers about the cause of death and how Morris Wortman, an obstetrician/gynecologist died.
Wortman was a prominent local obstetrician/gynecologist who first became the focus of news stories in the 1990s as an abortion provider often targeted by anti-abortion activists.
In the past 18 months, however, Wortman has been accused by a number of people of using his own sperm to inseminate women who came to him in the 1980s for fertility treatment a practice often called “fertility fraud” in cases when the physician lies about the source of the sperm.
The lawsuit says Wortman inseminated Mrs. Levey two to three times monthly in either his office or at Highland Hospital in exchange for Levey’s payment of $50 in cash or check for each insemination.
How did Dr. Morris Wortman die?
Dr. Morris Wortman died in a plane crash in Orleans County Sunday.
Wortman, 72, was a passenger in a homemade aircraft that apparently came apart in flight and crashed to the ground. According to reports, the plane is a fixed-wing. hand-built experimental aircraft crashed shortly before 5:45 p.m. Sunday in a pasture behind a house west of Townline Road in the town of Ridgeway.
A statement from Sheriff Christopher Bourke said “The wings of the aircraft became detached from the fuselage and fell to the ground in an orchard”.