Pro-Life Group Files Complaint Against Alberto Hodari in Forced Abortion Case
by Steven Ertelt
November 30, 2009
Flint, MI (LifeNews.com) — Michigan-based abortion practitioner Alberto Hodari is already the subject of a lawsuit from a woman who says he subjected her to a forced abortion. Now, a pro-life group that monitors the illegal and unethical actions of abortion practitioners has filed a formal complaint with the state attorney general.
Caitlin Bruce is the victim of a forced abortion that saw Hodari and a staffer forcibly restrain her as she screamed "no."
She filed a lawsuit against Hodari in June saying she withdrew her consent for an abortion and accusing Hodari and his assistant of holding her down and covering her mouth to muffle her screams while Hodari viciously forced an abortion upon her.
Bruce told WJRT-TV last week about the lawsuit she has filed against Hodari and said that she changed her mind and withdrew her consent for the abortion after seeing an ultrasound of the unborn baby.
Operation Rescue president Troy Newman has been following Bruce’s case and has exposed Hodari’s shoddy practices over the years.
He informed LifeNews.com today that his group has filed formal complaints against Hodari with the Michigan Attorney General’s office and with the Michigan Department of Community Health. The complaints ask for investigations into possible criminal misconduct in the alleged forced abortion that took place last year.
"We have filed the appropriate complaints to insure that the correct authorities are also investigating possible criminal charges and causes for discipline against Hodari’s medical license," Newman said.
Judy Climer, director of Flint Right to Life, has also filed a separate, similar complaint with the Michigan Attorney General.
Climer has provided LifeNews.com with information about Hodari’s possible divorce, and the sale of at least three of his six abortion businesses and personal possessions. She worries he is preparing to leave the country to avoid the lawsuit and possible criminal repercussions.
"While these complaints are too late to help Ms. Bruce, they may serve to prevent this horror from being inflicted upon other women," said Newman. "In fact, evidence shows that Hodari has likely forced abortions on women for at least two decades."
More details in the case came by way of an article in the Flint Journal on Sunday.
Bruce never filed her own criminal complaint against Hodari at the time because "she was young and knew it wouldn’t bring her baby back," according to the newspaper.
The article also indicated that the abortion center employee present during Bruce’s abortion said in a statement that was filed with the lawsuit that Hodari told Bruce that he would not do her abortion and was sending her home, but instead forced the abortion on her. He then grinned as he completed the abortion.
Newman indicates another woman recently told of a similar experience with Hodari in 1988.
Jennifer McCoy never considered abortion and had been taken to Hodari’s clinic at age 16 under the pretence of receiving a routine obstetrical examination. Hodari assured her that he was only examining her to determine how far along she was, when suddenly Jennifer felt the sharp pain of the abortion.
"These two accounts are far too similar to be a coincidence," said Newman.
"Even though Hodari denies any wrongdoing, he has also made it clear that he believes abortionists have a ‘license to lie.’ We are convinced that he lied to Mrs. McCoy, he lied to Ms. Bruce, and now he’s lying about his culpability in these horrific crimes," he told LifeNews.com.
"Hodari’s behavior is that of a maniac that has likely been abusing women for at least 20 years. It is time that the legal system brings his reign of terror to an end," he concluded.
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