Commonwealth Women’s Clinic (formerly American Women’s Clinic) -INACTIVE

Falls Church ,VA - formerly Commonwealth Women's Clinic, aka American Women's Clinic
Falls Church ,VA - formerly Commonwealth Women's Clinic, aka American Women's Clinic


Surgery:       YES
Medication: NO

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Former clinic abortionist: Chris Simopoulos, MD

Former clinic abortionist: Parviz Modaber, MD

Former clinic abortionist: Rodger A. Fraser, MD

Former clinic abortionist: Thomas H. Gresinger, MD

Clinic abortionist Rodger Fraser was convicted of 4 felonies for practicing medicine without a license. Fraser botched an abortion on “Patient A” at Commonwealth Women’s Clinic, causing the woman to suffer a perforated uterus, hemorrhage, emergency hysterectomy, and colostomy.  Fraser ultimately lost his medical license in both VA and NJ after severely injuring patients in botched abortions.

Sept. 24, 1984 – “Simopoulos sells abortion clinic here” – The Washington Post —  Facing felony charges for running a “fake abortion” racket,  abortionist Chris Simopoulos sells his Falls Church abortion clinic to fellow abortion clinic owner Dr. Thomas Gresinger.  Gresinger changes the name from American Women’s Clinic to Commonwealth Women’s Clinic.

Jan. 6, 1986 – “A Day at the Clinic” – by Joseph Sobran — The Victoria Advocate — Details of the day, as a pro-life group organizes a sit-in “rescue” at Commonwealth Women’s Clinic

Oct. 30, 1988 – “Anti-abortion protesters blockade clinic in VA” — Washington Post

July 30, 1994 – “Small fire set at rear of clinic in Falls Church” — Washington Post

Feb. 19, 1997 – “D.C. women’s clinic damaged in fire; man arrested” —

Feb. 19, 1997 – “Abortion clinic set on fire” — Washington Post

Aug. 22, 2012 – “Former abortion nurse turned pro-lifer Joan Appleton passes away” – – Appleton was formerly employed at Commonwealth Women’s Clinic in Falls Church, VA — audio of undercover call to Commonwealth Women’s Clinic  — Clinic won’t report statutory rape; offers secret pregnancy test to supposed “13-year-old” caller with “22-year-old” boyfriend.

Nov. 20, 2001 — Abortionist Rodger Fraser botches an abortion on “Patient A,” at Commonwealth Medical Clinic.  “Patient A” suffers a perforated uterus, incomplete abortion, and a hemorrhage, requiring and emergency hysterectomy and colostomy. See pages 4-5.

Feb. 8, 2002 — The VA Medical Board suspends Dr. Fraser’s license, after he botched an abortion on “Patient A.” Fraser ignores the suspension and continues to perform abortions.

June 12, 2002 —  After ignoring his license suspension, and continuing to perform abortions, Rodger Fraser is convicted of 4 felony counts of practicing medicine without a license.  He is sentenced to four months in jail.

Aug 30, 2002 — Abortionist Rodger Fraser’s medical license is permanently revoked by the VA Medical Board.  The NJ Medical Board later suspends his license as well.  See pages 1-5.









916 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046



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