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Skip to comments.Abortion doctor gets 34 years for sex abuse of patients
Posted on 01/02/2004 12:39:54 PM PST by FormerACLUmember
Brian Finkel, a once prominent Phoenix abortion doctor, was sentenced to more than 34 years in prison Friday for sexually abusing patients over a span of nearly two decades in his high-profile practice.
Finkel was also ordered to register as a sex offender and placed on lifetime probation should he serve out his 34¾ -year prison sentence.
A jury convicted the 54-year-old physician last month on 22 counts of sex abuse. It also acquitted him of 34 more counts, including six of the more serious charges of sexual assault.
The sentencing comes after three months of emotion-packed testimony from 32 victims who said the doctor pinched their breasts, or kissed or fondled them during examinations. He denied the charges.
Jurors deliberated 15 days before reaching their verdict. They refused to talk about how they reached the verdict.
Finkel, who performed more than 30,000 abortions over the past 20 years, had become a national figure in the 1990s. He often appeared on network talk shows denouncing the growing violence of abortion protesters, who he compared to terrorists.
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In the case of medicine, the dregs of the profession are without question the abortionists. Studies have shown that many abotionists are sexual predators. Phoenix police said one of the chief obstacles to their investigation of Finkel was that 90 percent of the women who have now come forward since news of his arrest never filed a police report, according to the Arizona Republic.
Phoenix police said one of the chief obstacles to their investigation of Finkel was that 90 percent of the women who have now come forward since news of his arrest never filed a police report, according to the Arizona Republic. Research by the Life Dynamics Institute on sexual abuse by abortionists finds this problem very widespread.
More than 160 women accused one abortionist of sexual assault. Allegations by patients included rape, sexual abuse of minors, attempted sexual stimulation and sexually abusive language. California Deputy Attorney General Randy Christison described the doctor as a predator in a white coat who used his position for his own perverse gratification.
More than 100 female patients came forward with complaints against another abortionist after he was investigated by the Oregon Board of Medical Examiners and the police. The abortion doctor was accused of trying to sexually stimulate patients, using explicit sexual language and photographing genitals during examinations.
A Los Angeles abortionist, accused of misconduct by more than 100 of his clients, allegedly raped several of them on the examination table. The doctor, who eventually had his license revoked, aborted the child of one of his rape victims after normal hours without using standard equipment and personnel.
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