DETROIT, March 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- Operation Rescue is asking the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to close Womancare of Southfield, the Lathrup Village abortion clinic of Alberto Hodari in light of videotaped evidence that Hodari is violating state and federal laws regarding the disposal of aborted babies and private medical records. The possibility of pursuing criminal charges is being considered.
Dr. Monica Migliorino Miller videotaped the contents of several bags of trash retrieved from the back of Hodari's clinic. In the bags, the pro-lifers discovered bloody surgical materials, hypodermic needles, private medical records, and the remains of aborted human babies.
Michigan laws require that infections medical waste, including human remains, must be placed in puncture-proof containers and disposed of in special sterile landfills. The Federal Health Portability Protection Act (HIPPA) mandates that medical offices must take "appropriate and reasonable steps" to keep health information secure.
Scanned images of actual documents found by Dr. Miller in Hodari's trash have been posted on columnist Jill Stanek's web site.
Hodari is a troubled abortionist who has been sued 23 times in the past 20 years and was responsible for the botched second-trimester abortion death of a 15-year old girl in 2004.
Hodari also made recent headlines by stating that he would continue to use a late-term abortion procedure that he considered dangerous, rather than run the risk of being charged with violating the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act. He later shocked listeners at Wayne State University when he told them that he seldom washes his hands between patients to prevent skin chaffing even though he knew that it increased risks to his patients. He also told the same group that he believes abortionists have a "license to lie."
"Hodari is a dangerous man who is a public menace. Dr. Miller has now documented clear criminal violations by Hodari that show a complete disregard for the law, for the privacy of his patients, and for the health and safety of those around him," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "We are asking for the public's help to call for the closure of Hodari's nasty and unsafe abortion mill."
Those with concerns may respectfully contact:
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and ask them to immediately close Womancare of Southfield.
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation. Operation Rescue recently made headlines when it bought and closed an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas and has become the voice of the pro-life activist movement in America. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre-born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.