Sen. Barbara Boxer Demands Immediate Suspension of Abortionist’s License

Operation Rescue applauds Boxer’s effort to stop Laurence Reich

Panorama City, CA — Senator Barbara Boxer, known for her rabidly pro-abortion views, has demanded that the Osteopathic Medical Board of California immediately suspend the license of Abortionist Laurence Reich.

In a “strongly worded letter“, Boxer referred to a recent CNN report about Reich that detailed Reich’s criminal past as a sexual predator, but failed to mention that he is an abortionist.

“I never thought I would agree with Barbara Boxer on anything, but I whole-heartedly support her demand for the immediate suspension of abortionist Laurence Reich’s license in the interest of public safety,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “If someone like Sen. Boxer can see that this abortionist is a danger to the community, you know he must be a very dangerous man.”

Operation Rescue reported on October 31, 2005, that Reich, a frequent focus of Operation Rescue demonstrations, had been convicted of sexually molesting his patients in 2002, but three years later the Osteopathic Medical Board still had not decided upon appropriate discipline. Reich had previously been convicted of sexually abusing his patients in incidents stemming back to the 1970s and was placed on 10 years probation, which was completed in 1994. (Read Reich’s disciplinary documents from 1982 – warning: graphic content)

Reich is listed as the “medical director” for a small chain of Southern California abortion mills called Clinica Medica Para La Mujer De Hoy. According to the owner of the abortion mills, Bertha Bugarin, the chain targets women in the Hispanic community.

“We believe that Reich has found that the Hispanic Community is the perfect stalking grounds for his sexual attacks,” said OR spokesperson Cheryl Sullenger, who has followed Reich’s nefarious career and lodged complaints against him. “Women who may be in the U.S. illegally are especially vulnerable to exploitation because they are less likely to report a man like him to the authorities. We applaud Senator Boxer’s efforts to stop Reich from further exploiting women.”

But Reich is not the only “Clinica Medica” abortionist to be convicted on sex charges. On November 18, Operation Rescue reported on a story that appeared in the San Diego News Notes about the 2002 conviction of John Rivera on charges of sexual battery when he groped a woman in San Diego while under the influence of drugs. He is currently on probation for the offense.

Other Clinic Medica Para La Mujer De Hoy abortionists that have lost their medical licenses for violations related to botched abortions and falsifying medical records and Medi-Cal abuse include Nicholas Braemer, Mohammed Dia, and Phillip Rand. Physician’s assistant Steven Turnipseed left Clinica Medica employment after charges were filed against him by an Operation Rescue staffer for committing surgical abortions without a license.

“The entire chain is a danger to women and should be shut down,” said Sullenger. It is a national disgrace that these mills, which are little more than human chop-shops, are allowed to continue to butcher women and their pre-born babies while providing sexual predators with limitless opportunities to continue their criminal behavior.”

Read Senator Barbara Boxer’s Letter
Read CNN report on Reich
Read Operation Rescue’s Previous Story on Reich