In January 1993 police arrested the owner of Clinica Feminina de la Cominidad an abortion clinic in Orange County, CA after the suspicious death of a patient at the clinic. News reports alleged Alicia Ruiz Hanna a non-physician performed numerous abortions at the clinic. The body of one of the clinic patients was found outside in the parking lot. Clinic employees have stated that the patient, Angela Sanchez suffered complications and Ruiz refused to call for help and would not allow her employees to call either. Ruiz was caught stuffing the dead abortion patient’s body into the trunk of her car. (SOURCE: The Orange County Register August 24, 1993.
Documented Deaths or Serious Injury
Handful of Abortion Clinics Put Poor at Risk - Los Angeles Times -- April 5, 1998Alicia Ruiz Hanna convicted of 2nd-degree murder (2nd half of article)
Clinic Operator Sentenced for Murder -- Los Angeles Times -- January 25, 1995Alicia Ruiz Hanna did not try to help a woman who died during an illegal abortion. Judge calls behavior 'callous.' Ruiz was caught stuffing the dead abortion patient’s body into the trunk of her car.
Clinic Operator Held in Death of Patient: Alicia Ruiz Hanna is accused of doing illegal abortions in Santa Ana -- July 31, 1993
Santa Ana Clinic Owner Faces Charges Involving Abortion : Health -- Los Angeles Times, January 26, 1993Alicia Ruiz Hanna, under investigation in connection with one woman's death, is accused of performing an illegal abortion on a 2nd woman. Hanna's attorney says she will plead not guilty.