Abortionist Leah Torres, who is notorious for making outrageous comments on social media, had her medical license suspended by the state of Alabama in August.
A public notice on the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners website states that, starting Aug. 27, Torres’s medical license “is temporarily suspended until a hearing is held on the allegations against her.” The hearing is scheduled for Dec. 21, but Torres may appeal the decision.
Torres is the new the medical director of the West Alabama Women’s Center in Tuscaloosa, after having done abortions in Utah for years.
The abortion facility, the largest in Alabama, also is facing an investigation after a woman allegedly died from a botched abortion in May. It appeared to have happened shortly before Torres began working there.
Live Action News reports the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners explained that it took action because Torres “may constitute an immediate danger to her patients and/or the public.”
The board accused Torres of committing “fraud in applying for a certificate of qualification to practice medicine in Alabama.”
According to the complaint, she allegedly lied about her staff privileges at a hospital/health facility being “revoked, suspended, curtailed, limited or placed under specific conditions.”
The complaint also accused Torres of lying about a medical malpractice action against her in 2018, as well as “the issue of a mental, emotional, nervous or behavioral disorder or condition as a defense, mitigation, or explanation for your actions in the course of a judicial proceeding” in 2019.
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It accused Torres of “unprofessional conduct” as well, stating, “ … specifically, you have made public statements related to the practice of medicine which violate the high standards of honesty, diligence, prudence, and ethical integrity demanded from physicians licensed to practice in Alabama …”
The complaint did not include specific examples, but Torres has a reputation for making outrageous comments on social media, the most notorious being when someone asked her if she hears the screams of the babies whom she aborts. She replied: “You know fetuses can’t scream, right? I transect the cord 1st so there’s really no opportunity …” Torres later deleted the tweet.
“I don’t care if you have a religion. I don’t care if you have moral issues. If you can’t do abortion care, don’t go into OB-GYN—just don’t,” she said.
When the West Alabama Women’s Center hired Torres this summer, it also announced plans to expand abortions “to the full gestational limit,” or “21 weeks 6 days gestation (counting from the first day of the last menstrual period,” according to its website.
But between Torres’s temporary license suspension and the investigation into the patient’s death, those plans may be on hold.