California abortionist Bertha Bugarin is going to prison.
For at least five years, Operation Rescue has been working to shut down 11 abortion clinics owned by 48-year-old Bertha Bugarin in Los Angeles and San Diego. According to an Operation Rescue press release, Bugarin preyed on the Hispanic community and endangered women's lives by posing as a doctor.
She was finally indicted and has pled guilty to nine felony counts of performing abortions without a medical license. Troy Newman who heads Operation Rescue, says eight of her staff abortionists have been impounded as well.
"Every single one of these abortionists has lost their [sic] medical licenses. A couple of them are in jail," he contends. "And the abortion clinic owner, because she was forced to go out and try to find another abortionist and couldn't find one, she was actually doing abortions herself even though she didn't have a medical license."
Bugarin faces up to nine years in prison for her convictions. Newman calls it a victory for the pro-life movement. "My prayer and my hope is that every abortion clinic will close down because you cannot make a clean or safe abortion," he adds.
Bugarin's sentencing will begin January 20, 2009.