Abortion Practitioner Laurence Reich Arrested for Practicing Without License
by Steven Ertelt
February 25, 2008
Los Angeles, CA (LifeNews.com) — The law has caught up with another abortion practitioner and, this time, Laurence Reich of California has been charged with practicing medicine without a license. Reich lost his medical license in 2005 after he was convicted of molesting women during physical exams.
Reich was allowed to do abortions until April 2006 and then the abortion practitioner had to agreed to give up his medical license, rather than have it revoked by the court and the Osteopathic Board.
That apparently didn’t stop him from continuing to do abortions without a medical license.
Sandi Gibbons, spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, told the Los Angeles Daily News that officials arrested Reich last week and that he posted a $60,000 bond.
He has been charged with three felony counts of practicing medicine without certification.
Authorities found out about Reich when they arrested abortion center owner Bertha Bugarin, who ran six abortion businesses in California. That included one in Panorama City, where Reich was allegedly doing abortions without a license.
If convicted on the charges, Reich could face a maximum of four years and four months in prison.
Bugarin and her sister have pleaded not guilty to the charges they face that resulted in Reich’s arrest.
Although, in the prior case, Reich was found guilty of sexual misconduct in the original case, he was not required to register as a sex offender.
Reich was notorious for owning a chain of abortion centers which target Hispanics and only accept cash.
CNN eventually did an expose’ on his abortion facilities and sexual offenses that were so egregious that pro-abortion U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer lobbied to have his license suspended.
He was eventually sentenced to one day in jail and one year probation but was allowed to continue abortions while the bureaucracy sorted out the decision on his medical license.