Abortionist Arrested For Violent Attack On Pro-lifer

Yet another Clinica Medica Para La Mujer abortionist is now in trouble with the law.

Santa Ana, CA – A pro-life man was violently attacked by an abortionist on a public sidewalk outside a Santa Ana abortion clinic on Saturday, August 2, 2008. The man, who wants only to be known as Tim, was first shoved, then battered, punched and choked by the abortionist who objected to his attempts to photograph him. Tim sustained lacerations and muscle pain that impaired his ability to conduct his normal activities as a result of the attack.

Tim went to the clinic because he had been told there was a possibility that the abortionist at the Clinica Medica Para La Mujer, located at 120 W. 5th St. in Santa Ana, was operating illegally. He decided to go to the abortion mill to photograph the abortionist and offer help to abortion-bound women.

When the abortionist, who was later identified as Howard Pfupajena, entered the building, he covered his head with his lab coat and told Tim that he had no right to photograph him. Tim later asked a police officer that was ticketing a nearby vehicle if he had the right to take pictures of the abortionist, and he was advised by that officer that he did. Tim then decided to wait until Pfupajena left for the day to try to get a better photograph.

Tim noticed Pfupajena heading for his vehicle, and positioned himself on the public sidewalk to photograph the abortionist as he was about to drive away. At that point, Pfupajena got out of his car and attempted to forcibly remove the camera from Tim’s possession. The camera was kicked away from him as he fell against a parking meter. Pfupajena then stomped on the disposable camera in order to destroy it. Tim somehow regained possession of the camera. That is when the attack intensified.

“He got me to the ground and, seeking to jar the camera loose from my hand, was hitting me and, not finding success, he put his knee in my throat and was choking me,” said Tim. “At this point I began to yell for help and for someone to call the police.”

Police arrested Pfupajena, 66, for assault and battery. He was cited and released. The District Attorney will review the case and determine if the charges should be filed. A check done on Pfupajena’s medical license does not show any previous disciplinary action.

“That is about to change,” Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Pfupajena is obviously has something to hide for him to have reacted so violently. This abortionist is a danger to the public, and should have his license revoked.”

The Clinica Medica chain of abortion mills has made recent headlines when owner Bertha Bugarin was arrested for committing abortions without a medical license. Another abortionist in the chain, Laurence Reich, was also arrested earlier this year after a police investigation revealed that he was continuing to do abortions even though his medical license had been revoked last year after a second conviction of having sexually molested and/or raped several of his abortion patients.

View the photos taken by Tim that Pfupajena did not want anyone to see.