Abortion Practitioner Alberto Hodari Faces Lawsuit Over Improper Abortion

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 1, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Abortion Practitioner Alberto Hodari Faces Lawsuit Over Improper Abortion

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
February 5
, 2010

Lathrup Village, MI (LifeNews.com) — Michigan-based abortion practitioner Alberto Hodari is facing yet another lawsuit related to a woman who suffered a botched abortion at one of his Detroit-area abortion centers. The lawsuit filed last week sues Hodari for negligence and incompetence.

The suit says he subjected a woman to an unnecessary abortion procedure after failing to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy.

This lawsuit follows on the heels of notification that Hodari is officially under investigation by the Michigan Bureau of Health Profession for his involvement in forcing a woman to have an abortion.

According to information Operation Rescue provided to LifeNews.com, Marcia Lanqua, 33, went to Hodari’s Womancare of Southfield abortion clinic on May 6, 2009, for an abortion.

She had been refused an abortion by another clinic in Deerfield because an ultrasound performed on her did not reveal an intrauterine pregnancy, which is an indication of the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy.

The pro-life group says Lanqua’s lawsuit indicates that Hodari lacked the skill to diagnose the ectopic pregnancy and instead he negligently did an unnecessary uterine abortion on her.

"Lanqua was admitted to a hospital nine days later where her fallopian tube was removed. Lanqua asserts that she may not have lost her fallopian tube if Hodari had properly identified and treated her ectopic pregnancy," the group said about the lawsuit.

“Operation Rescue is working publicly and behind the scenes to make sure that Hodari is properly brought to justice. We will make sure that the appropriate authorities overseeing Hodari’s license are notified of Mrs. Lanqua’s suit and that it is added to his file,” said OR president Troy Newman.

“We pray that the Michigan Department of Community Health will act swiftly to revoke Hodari’s license before other women are hurt by him," he added.

Lanqua’s suit only adds to a growing list of troubles for Hodari.

Last year, Hodari put his abortion clinics up for sale along with his classic car collection and hastily filed for a divorce.

Hodari has a troubled history as an abortion practitioner that has seen him kill three young woman in botched abortions and he faces accusations from another that he forced her to have an abortion.

Caitlin Bruce, a 20-year-old woman, says Hodari and a staffer held her down and completed an abortion on her even though she changed her mind while on the table and voiced her objections.

Tom Pabst, the attorney for Bruce, has filed both a civil lawsuit and papers with the County Prosecutor David Leyton hoping for criminal charges.

After learning of the incident, Operation Rescue filed an official complaint with state officials.

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