San Diego, CA — Unlicensed abortionist Bertha Bugarin made a court appearance on Wednesday in San Diego District Court where she faces 10 felony counts of practicing medicine without a license. Her arraignment was postponed until July 10, 2008.
The local Fox News affiliate is reporting that the Chula Vista office of Clinica Medica Para La Mujer has been closed by the state. Phone calls to that clinic made on Thursday morning were not answered. However, area pro-lifer Luis Mendoza believes the closure may be temporary.
Bugarin was arrested after nine women came forward to report that they had received abortions from Bugarin, who has no medical background. Many of the women reported complications that landed at least one woman in the hospital.
In addition to the Chula Vista clinic, Bugarin operated four other abortion mills in Los Angeles County, where she faces 18 additional counts of practicing medicine without a license. Those clinics are being kept open by the notorious abortionist Nolan Jones, who has his own problems, including numerous cases of Medical Board disciplinary action for botched abortions. He filed for bankruptcy for substantial amounts of debt in 2003. Jones has bounced around Southern California abortion mills for years, moving on as clinics close.
The Fox News affiliate broadcast file footage from a news conference held by Operation Rescue Senior Policy Advisor Cheryl Sullenger in 2000 outside the Chula Vista abortion mill, asking for authorities to close the clinic.
“We are relieved that the clinic has closed, but it shouldn’t have taken eight years to do it,” said Sullenger. “We pray that Ms. Bugarin will be swiftly brought to justice and that all of her abortion mills would permanently close.”