Trial of Abortion Practitioner Shows the Motivations Behind Abortion

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 25, 2003   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Trial of Abortion Practitioner Shows the Motivations Behind Abortion

by Steven Ertelt Editor
August 25, 2003

Phoenix, AZ ( — Last week, the trial of Phoenix abortion practitioner Brian Finkel began. The man, who says he has performed more than 20,000 abortions, is accused of sexually abusing 35 women during examinations and abortions, some of them repeatedly.

No one knows Finkel’s history of antics and malpractice nor his motivations better than attorney John Jakubczyk.

Jakubczyk (pronounced Juh-cub-zik), whom Finkel refers to as "Jumping Johnny," has filed numerous lawsuits against Finkel on behalf of women who said they were victims of mistreatment or malpractice. None of the lawsuits stuck, mostly because the women would back out at some point during the legal process.

Finkel claims, in a 1999 interview, that Jakubczyk filed the suits in an attempt to drive up his malpractice insurance costs and put him out of business.

In return, Finkel has tried to get Jakubczyk disbarred — though he has been unsuccessful.

In an exclusive interview with, Jakubczyk says Finkel’s attitude towards women demonstrates the hypocrisy of abortion advocates.

"Abortionists are by their nature involved in a loathsome act, the taking of human life, and what is most horrible is that they get paid to kill babies," Jakubczyk explains. "The abortion industry is a multi-million dollar industry."

"Brian Finkel represented the abortion industry at its finest," Jakubczyk, who is also the president of Arizona Right to Life, tells

"First he knew he was killing babies. He did not care. In that respect he was almost pathological. Second, he did not like women — or should I say, he viewed women as objects to provide him with
financial and other forms of satisfaction," Jakubczyk says.

Finkel often brandishes a gun — during interviews and even while conducting exams and abortions. In fact, he has a 30-weapon arsenal, including semi-automatics. Most observers say it is a self-promoting shtick to draw attention to abortion-related violence and make a name for himself.

Jakubczyk believes Finkel has an ulterior motive — impressing women.

"He would strap on the pistol to the delight of some of the women reporters. He was in his mind their champion — so long as he got what he wanted."

Brian Finkel claims he is a spokesman "for the little woman," but that pales in comparison to his insatiable need for attention. He has become almost the only abortion practitioner willing to appear on national television shows.

Ron Fitzsimmons, director of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers and the man of "I lied through my teeth" fame when it came to partial-birth abortions, confirms that Finkel is one of only a half-dozen abortionists nationwide he can tap at a moment’s notice to appear on television.

Finkel says he does abortions because of the illegal ones he’s seen, both in the U.S. and other countries where he lived while serving as an Air Force doctor. He saw women who would bleed and hurt for days from the procedures.

He also says he wants to "help" women because, back in the mid 1980s, no doctor in the area would perform an abortion on his daughter despite it being legal.

Now Finkel is on trial for allegedly abusing the very women he says he is out to protect. However, it’s not the first time he has been under scrutiny for abusing patients.

In 1984, the Board of Osteopathy reviewed case #516 which involved "alleged sexual misconduct during exam." The Board dismissed it in April 1985. In 1987, case #704 came before the board alleging fondling during examination.

After an informal interview in October 1987, that case was dismissed. Why?

The executive director of the Board of Osteopathy at the time was the former president of Arizona Right to Choose.

"For years he was protected by the board and the word of one young woman could be ignored or dismissed because she had no advocate," Jakubczyk explains. "And when an advocate for the women stood up, he would be attacked and pillaged, sued and defamed, while the ‘good doctor’ continued to ‘protect’ his turf."

Now Finkel is on trial for more than 67 counts of abuse, and this time he doesn’t have one of his own serving as judge and jury.

"As for the trial, the sheer weight of the evidence will overwhelm the jury," Jakubczyk says.

And so Finkel’s career may end where it began — with women hurting.

"It was his total lack of regard for the women that will be his downfall," Jakubczyk concludes.