Dr. Leah Torres, notorious and Twitter-famous abortionist, has just had her medical license suspended in Alabama after years of performing abortions.
Due to suspected fraudulency in her application, Torres was ordered by the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners to “immediately CEASE AND DESIST” from practicing medicine in Alabama.
Torres made headlines in 2018 when, in an effort to justify performing late-term abortions, she tweeted: “You know fetuses can’t scream, right? I transect the cord 1st so there’s really no opportunity, if they’re even far enough along to have a larynx.” In another tweet she stated, “God performs way more abortions than I do, so there’s that.” These and other provocative statements made by Torres may have been, in part, the reason for her suspension.
According to the statement issued by the Alabama Board for Medical Examiners, Torres “committed unprofessional conduct as defined in the rules promulgated by the Medical Licensure Commission.” More specifically, the Board censures her for making “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.”
Actions were also taken against the clinic where Torres served as medical director. West Alabama Women’s Center had its application to practice medicine denied a day prior to Torres’ medical suspension. This prolific abortion clinic was reportedly responsible for over half of Alabama’s 6,484 abortions in 2018 and is currently under criminal investigation for the death of one of its patients.
A hearing has been set for December 21, 2020, in Montgomery, Alabama, where it will be determined whether Torres’ license will remain suspended. Until that time, Torres is banned from practicing medicine in the state of Alabama.