CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An abortionist who sparked outrage in 2012 when he claimed that he was doing a service to taxpayers by ridding the world of ‘ugly black babies’ has been arrested on rape charges.
Ashutosh “Ron” Virmani, abortionist at A Preferred Women’s Health Center, was taken into custody at his home in early Thursday morning, and was booked at the Mecklenberg County Jail shortly after 3 a.m.
According to reports, Virmani, 60, had invited a 49-year-old woman to his home on Wednesday to discuss a business deal unrelated to his abortion practice. However, the unidentified woman later met with police at the Carolinas Medical Center after she alleged that Virmani raped her and refused to allow her to leave.
Police then swarmed Virmani’s residence and transported him to the county jail. He was charged with one count of second degree rape, and two counts of second degree sexual offense. Virmani was released on Thursday on $150,000 bond, and will face an arraignment in court today.
As previously reported, Virmani made national headlines in 2012 when members of the group Operation Save America went to his home to speak to him about their concerns regarding his practice. The encounter was captured on camera as two men and one woman spoke with Virmani.
“Don’t put pregnancy and adoption on the taxpayers,” Virmani stated. “I don’t wish to pay for the baby with my money.”
The woman then asked, “You would rather profit off of those children?”
Virmani replied, “No, no, no, I am not profiting. I, as a taxpayer, do not wish to pay for those babies to be born and brought up and kill those people in Colorado.” The abortionist was referring to the recent massacre in Aurora, Colorado, allegedly committed by James Holmes.
“Go ahead and pay for them,” he exclaimed angrily. “Let me see you adopt one of those ugly black babies!”
“If you tell us, we’ll adopt them. … Give us a chance to adopt them,” one of the men replied as Virmani closed the door.
The video footage, which was posted to YouTube, went viral, and sparked outrage from many nationwide, including Dr. Day Gardner, president of the National Black Pro-Life Union.
“It’s all too obvious that he had a particular disgust for black babies and therefore has no problem killing them,” she said. “They think that they’re just … worthless, they’re unplanned, unwanted, and maybe even in this abortionist’s case, uglier than other children. I just think that it’s appalling. It’s despicable, and it turns my stomach. It makes me sick.”
“So many abortionists feel that way. And that’s why they are in the business that they are—the horrible, brutal, gruesome business of killing children,” Gardner continued. “The black community should be outraged because Ashutosh Virmani is a brazen racist and his statement supports what we already know of the billion dollar abortion industry—black babies are targeted because they are seen as poor, worthless and maybe even ‘ugly.’”