Abortion Practitioner Accused of Lying About Dead Babies Found in Center’s Trash

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 10, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Abortion Practitioner Accused of Lying About Dead Babies Found in Center’s Trash

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by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
March 10
, 2008

Lathrup Village (LifeNews.com) — A Michigan abortion practitioner has been accused of lying about what a local pro-life group and officials have found in his abortion center’s dumpster. Local pro-life advocates found numerous patient records, potentially illegal disposed medical waste, and the bodies of 10 babies killed by abortion.

State and local officials began pouring through the dumpster’s contents on Monday and the dumpster of another of the six Womancare abortion businesses in Sterling Heights.

Abortion practitioner Alberto Hodari blamed the discovery on a new staff member in an interview with the Detroit News.

"They had a new employee on Saturday," Hodari said in attempting to explain away the contents.

But Monica Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, the group whose members found the potentially illegal dumping, told the News Hodari is lying.

"That’s a bunch of B.S.," Miller said. "Then that staff member must work at every single one of his clinics" because of problems found at other facilities.

"It’s absolutely despicable," Miller added. "No human being belongs in the trash. What does this say about our culture: that life is trash?"

Despite the apparently illegal dumping, Lathrup Village Police Sgt. Vincent Lynch told the News that the abortion business may not be charged in the case.

However, he said he would work with the state attorney general and the Oakland County prosecutor to see if charges are appropriate.

"This ought to be a felony," Lynch said. "This is a neighborhood. Animals could get into the Dumpster they could drag the stuff around and you could end up with contamination as a public health issue far beyond the radius of the Dumpster."

According to initial police reports form Miller’s group’s findings, her organization’s members initially began looking into the problems in early February.

One of the big concerns is that the group found numerous patient records — something abortion centers in other states have filed lengthy lawsuits to prevent from becoming public information.

"By looking through these documents we learned patients’ names, phone numbers, addresses, ages, how long their pregnancy had lasted, what they were being seen by the doctor for, insurance forms, methods of payment, and several lab reports," Miller said in the police report.

Miller also found used syringes, ultrasound pictures, used drug vials, used IV bags, bloody medical supplies, and other medical waste.

She also says she and her colleagues found the bodies of 10 dead unborn children "wrapped in a bloody gauze, tied at the end."

"Each bloody gauze that was filled with an infant was wrapped in the absorbent paper used to cover the operating table which was soaked in blood, and used, bloody, latex gloves," she added.

Should officials find Hodari’s abortion business violated medical waste disposal laws, there could be fines up to $2,500 for each incident and $1,000 for each day on which the violations occurred.

Hodari is the abortion practitioner who had previously killed two women in botched legal abortions and was caught in videotape bragging about lying to patients and families and not washing his hands between surgical abortions.