By James Tillman

Atlanta, Georgia, October 13, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Sandy Springs police have arrested abortionist Daniel E. McBrayer, 58, on charges of punching a woman in the face during an afternoon "road rage" incident last Monday.

Regina Ordaz says that McBrayer got out of his car at the intersection of Roswell and Abernathy roads, walked up to her car as she was stopped at a red light, and struck her in the face. 

Ordaz says she thought that McBrayer was going to ask her for directions or tell her that something was wrong with her car. She also says that McBrayer had cut her off several blocks previously, but that she didn't know why the physician attacked her. Her 8-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter were in the back seat at the time of the assault. 

Ordaz followed McBrayer's vehicle a short distance in order to be able to give the police a description of the car, which led to the physician's arrest.  She was treated at a local hospital. 

This is not McBrayer's first brush with the law.  He was disciplined in 2001 for performing second-trimester abortions in his Marietta office despite the fact that performance of abortions after the first trimester in a non-hospital setting or in an unlicensed abortion mill is a violation of Georgia law.  McBrayer paid a $5,000 fine, had his medical license put on probation for 2 years, and underwent 20 hours of training in the "area of ethics" as punishment.

McBrayer was also involved in the 1989 death of 27-year-old Catherine Pierce, whose child he aborted.  After McBrayer performed the abortion, Catherine Pierce was left unattended and went into cardiac arrest due to complications from the abortion.  This left her comatose before her death in a nursing home on October 10, 1989.  An investigation into the safety of the facility where McBrayer worked was launched after this death.

McBrayer turned himself in Wednesday night at Sandy Springs police headquarters, where he met with detectives. He was taken to the Doraville Jail, and was booked on a simple battery charge.

McBrayer was released shortly before midnight Wednesday after posting $1,500 bond.