Pro-Life Group Condemns $10,000 Slap on Wrist for Woman’s Abortion Death
by Steven Ertelt
July 6, 2009
Detroit, MI (LifeNews.com) — Abortion practitioner Alberto Hodari was only fined $10,000 and did not see any regulatory punishment or jail time for his part in the legal abortion that killed a woman at his abortion center. A second pro-life organization is condemning state officials for doing so little to value a woman’s life.
Hodari, based in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, was fined in March after one of his staff did an abortion on Regina Johnson that took her life. New of the fine is only surfacing now.
Johnson’s death is one of several women to have died over the years under Hodari’s care.
Operation Rescue president Troy Newman is the second pro-life advocate — joining Monica Migliorino Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, to condemn the slap on the wrist.
"Now we know what a woman’s life is worth in the State of Michigan once she walks into an abortion clinic," he told LifeNews.com on Monday. "This paltry fine has reduced Ms. Johnson’s life to that of chattel. Animals are bought and sold for more than this."
In exchange for the consent agreement, counts of negligence and incompetence against Hodari were dismissed, leaving only the charge that his conduct constituted a "lack of good moral character."
"Hodari was given a slap on the wrist for his part in Regina Johnson’s death, even though he has been involved in the deaths of at least three additional women since 2004," Newman said. "The Board’s finding that his conduct lacks ‘good moral character’ is a gross understatement. The man is a public menace. "
Newman said the small fine will make it so Hodari can continue to brag about he puts women’s health at risk — as he did when he told college students he has a "license to lie."
"In addition to his part in four abortion deaths, Hodari has openly admitted that he purposely places women’s lives and health at risk. The fact that he is still allowed to continue his reckless behavior is inexcusable," said Newman.
"The Health Department’s coddling of Hodari completely unacceptable. We plan to formally demand that they take meaningful disciplinary action before he kills anyone else," he concluded.
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