Michigan Abortion Clinic Closed for Violations Won’t Re-Open
by Steven Ertelt | Detroit, MI | LifeNews.com | 1/3/13 7:54 PM
The abortion practitioner whose clinic was so bad that local officials closed it down has been hired by a Detroit-area abortion facility to do abortions there.
As LifeNews reported, the Muskegon Fire Department posted closure notices on the Women’s Medical Services in Muskegon, Michigan, and boarded up the abortion clinic until further notice. The closure occurred because of significant health and safety violations.
Robert Alexander, who operated the shuttered Women’s Medical Services, is currently under investigation based on complaints filed by Operation Rescue last August, the pro-life group informed LifeNews today.
“We have information of grossly unsafe conditions and practices at Alexander’s abortion clinic. We filed three complaints with various agencies, including the Bureau of Health Professionals. Based on our complaints, investigations are proceeding,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation.
The long list of allegations made by Operation Rescue paint a grisly picture of a ‘house of horrors’ abortion mill that routinely disregarded the lives and health of women though unsanitary and deceptive practices. The complaints include allegations related to 24 standard of practice violations, 23 facilities violations, and 7 environmental waste disposal violations. Some of the allegations include:
- Non-qualified personnel providing services.
- Violation of the 24-hour waiting period.
- Using a broken ultrasound machine to “show” patients their fetus and gestational development.
- Failure to remain on premises during the post operative portion of the patient’s stay.
- Failure to keep adequate medical records.
- Unsanitary surgical practices, including the use of unsterilized or reused equipment during abortions.
- Maintaining unsanitary facilities.
- Furnishment of false information on drug records.
- Failure to properly dispose of medical waste.
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However, the bad news is that a local pro-life activist, Monica Miller of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, reports that Alexander “has been hired to perform abortion procedures at Summit Medical Services, a Detroit facility, advertising itself under ‘Abortion Services and Birth Control,’ located at 15801 McNichols Avenue in Detroit.”
While this makes the reopening of the Muskegon facility highly unlikely, the news that Alexander has hired on at a Detroit abortion clinic is troubling.
“We consider Alexander a danger to the public. There’s no indication that this relocation will help him amend his slovenly ways or his attitude of disregard for the welfare of his patients. It’s hard to imagine that even avid ‘pro-choice’ advocates would approve of his despicable conduct that jeopardizes and degrades women,” said Newman. “We pray the investigations will result in his banishment from the practice of medicine.”