Joe Bills Reynoldsabortionists, abortionistsmaleDr. Joe Bills Reynolds (pictured) was a jack of all trades, doing a variety of elective surgeries, including safe and legal abortions, in his filthy clinic. Reynolds’ anesthetist, age 60, had originally been hired as a janitor, and an untrained orderly was acting as his nurse. The operating room was littered with dirty cups and papers. Reynolds tried to collect $500,000 on his wife’s life insurance after she bled to death after he opened 25-inch incision, ostensibly for liposuction, on Sept. 7, 1989. Reynolds was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter — and fined $1. He voluntarily surrendered his Oklahoma license.
Life Dynamics identified 21-year-old Gaylene Michelle Golden on their “Blackmun Wall” as the woman who died after an abortion by Reynolds. LDI reports that Reynolds performed the abortion on Gaylene in his Oklahoma City office on Sept.30, 1985. Due to a cervical laceration, Gaylene developed an embolism — both air and amniotic fluid in her bloodstream. This embolism killed her, leaving Gaylene’s son motherless.
It’s difficult to look at Reynolds and think that a criminal abortionist, like the one who killed Stanislawa Zagonski on this same date in 1904, could have been any nastier.
Dr. Joe Bills Reynolds, 67, passed away Sunday, February 2, 2003 in Mustang, Oklahoma. He was born January 3, 1936 in Hobart, Oklahoma to Joseph DeKalb and Pauline Rose (Bills) Reynolds. Joe graduated from Gotebo High School and earned his B.S. from Southwestern Oklahoma State and his M.D. from the University of Oklahoma. He was a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He was a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1963-1969. He was the founder of the Oklahoma City Women’s Clinic that he was involved with for 28 years and the founder of Great Southwestern Crude in 1978. Joe was a world traveler and an accomplished sportsman. Joe is survived by his wife, Sharon “Tina” Reynolds of the home; three sons, Joe Brett Reynolds of OKC, Joe Bills Reynolds II and wife Dana of TX, and Jonathan Reynolds of Mustang; four daughters, Shelly Reynolds of CA, Reyna Rose Reynolds of CA, Jessica Reynolds of Mustang, and Jonna Dee Scambler and husband Bruce of OKC; one brother, Branson Reynolds of CO; and four grandchildren, Jay and Winston Scambler and Brett and Blake Reynolds. Memorial services will be held 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 5, 2003 in the Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel. RESTHAVEN FUNERAL HOME S.W. 104TH AT WALKER 691-1661 Published in the Oklahoman on 2/4/2003.