Convicted Sex Offender Continues to Assault Women at Abortion Mill

Abortionist Laurence Reich still in business in spite of additional charges

Panorama City, CA — The LA Daily News has reported that a California abortionist frequently protested by Operation Rescue has again been convicted of sex abuse on two abortion mill patients. Laurence Reich was convicted on two counts in 2002. However, Reich is still in business and is “negotiating” with the California Board of Osteopathy over appropriate disciplinary action three years later. Disciplinary hearings have again been postponed and one is now set for February, 2006. The delay is causing frustrations to Reich’s prosecutor and victims, according to the report.

Reich only spent one day in jail for sexually assaulting two women at the Clinica Medica Para La Mujer De Hoy abortion mill in Panorama City. He was never fined, however, because Reich had filed for bankruptcy in 2000, and says he has no personal assets — in spite of the fact that he lived at a posh Beverly Hills estate with is wealthy wife at the time.

In 1982, Reich was convicted of sexual abuse on three of his patients. He was placed on a 10-year probation.

Operation Rescue protested Reich and warned women of his sex offender status in 2000. That year, he took over as Medical Director for the “Clinica Medica” abortion chain, replacing the notorious abortionist Nicholas Braemer, who lost his medical license after years of malpractice and negligence that led to a number of injured women.

OR staff member Cheryl Sullenger spoke with representatives of the Board of Osteopathy that year to complain about sex-offender Reich. She was told that since Reich completed his probationary period, he was allowed to spend unsupervised time alone with female patients in procedure rooms.

“I told them that was absolutely outrageous and that they were placing women at risk for sexual assault by this reckless behavior with a known sex offender,” said OR staff member Cheryl Sullenger. “I told them this would happen, but they wouldn’t listen. In the meantime, women remain at risk while the Board haggles over ‘appropriate discipline’. Common sense alone tells us he should be banned from the medical field.”

“Women have suffered needlessly because authorities have lacked — and continue to lack — the courage to act,” said Sullenger. “This man is a sexual predator who has discovered that abortion mills are the perfect venue for him to continue to attack vulnerable women. The abortion mill where Reich works preys upon Hispanic women who are in the U.S. illegally. He knows that these women will be reticent to file complaints. The governmental bureaucracy cannot seem to function and continues to place women at risk. This is outrageous and intolerable.”

Unfortunately, Reich is not the only abortionist-turned-sex-offender. Among them is Brian Finkle of Phoenix, Arizona, who is currently incarcerated for similar behavior with his abortion patients.

“It is just wrong that Reich is still in business while Finkle serves time in prison,” said Sullenger. “In my opinion, they should be cell mates.”

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Read Reich’s 1982 Disciplinary Documents (Warning: Sexually Graphic)