The remains of 15 aborted babies discovered in the car of a Michigan abortionist finally will receive a proper burial in November.
Citizens for a Pro-Life Society obtained the babies’ remains in August after working with authorities for two years to receive permission to bury them.
On Nov. 3, the pro-life group will hold a funeral Mass for 14 of the babies, celebrated by the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit Robert Fisher, Transfiguration Parish, 25225 Code Road, Southfield, Michigan. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 25800 W. 10 Mile Road, Southfield.
A second funeral for a 15th aborted baby will be held Nov. 24 in Livingston County, where pro-lifers specifically requested that one of the abortion victims be buried.
The babies’ bodies were discovered in the vehicle of Michigan abortionist Michael Roth in September 2015.
Roth faced a trial in November 2017 for criminal charges related to a September 2015 traffic accident in which he allegedly struck and critically injured a special needs child with his car. When police impounded his vehicle as part of their investigation, they discovered aborted baby remains along with abortion equipment and illegal drugs that he allegedly had stolen from his employer, Angel A. Ojeda, an abortionist who operates Eastland Women’s Clinic in Eastpointe.
Roth reportedly used the drugs and abortion equipment for the purpose of committing illegal home abortions – something he was fined $15,000 for in 2004, and ordered not to do again.
However, Citizens for a Pro-Life Society said Roth was not charged with performing illegal abortions after the 2015 discovery.
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“Since Roth was a licensed physician the Assistant Attorney General handling the case lacked confidence that they would achieve a conviction regarding Roth’s apparently doing abortions outside of a clinic setting,” the group noted.
Last year, Roth was convicted on three counts of larceny in a building for the illegal possession of narcotics and was sentenced by 48th District Court Judge Marc Barron. Roth had to pay a $798 fine and serve 18 months probation. The State of Michigan Medical Board also suspended his license.
Roth told authorities that the aborted baby remains found in his trunk were being transported to Ojeda’s abortion business for disposal. Given Roth’s previous history of performing abortions in women’s homes in 1998 and 1999, it’s likely he was committing illegal at-home abortions.
Unconvinced by his explanation, police raided Roth’s home in October 2015, and impounded evidence that allowed State Attorney General Bill Schuette to criminally charge Roth in June 2016, on ten counts, including:
• 6 counts of identity theft.
• 3 counts larceny.
• 1 count illegal possession of drugs.
Lynn Mills is a citizen journalist who attended Roth’s sentencing hearings. Mills has followed the case from the beginning, and said she was frustrated that no media outlets sent reporters to the hearings to cover the story.
Mills said: “In court this man looked oblivious. There were no real consequences, and he will not stop doing it. Where have the reporters been? I guess this story hasn’t been sensational enough.”
Right to Life of Michigan released a report in 2012, “Abortion Abuses and State Regulatory Agency Failure,” including details on several of Roth’s violations. In addition to his at-home abortions, Roth was disciplined in 2002 for drug-related violations, including prescribing drugs without a license. He was disciplined in 2004 for violating patient consent laws and was accused of falsifying medical records by a former employee and performing illegal late-term abortions.
In 2012, Roth received six months of probation and was ordered to pay a $15,000 fine for public health code violations involving botched abortions. Roth’s most recent abortion business, the bizarrely-named Novi Laser and Aesthetic Center, closed in 2014.