Michigan’s “Trunk Abortionist” Has License Suspended, Fined $25,000

By Cheryl Sullenger

Lansing, Michigan – Today, the Michigan Board of Medicine suspended the license of “Trunk Abortionist” Michael Arthur Roth for one year and fined him $25,000 for the “unlawful possession of a controlled substance.”

Lynn Mills of Pro-life Detroit attended the hearing and told Operation Rescue that the suspension was imposed on a unanimous vote. While happy about the suspension and hefty fine, she wished his discipline had included the fact that he had been conducting abortion house calls and was caught transporting the remains of babies he so dangerously aborted in women’s homes.

“It’s not everything I wanted, but I’ll take it,” Mills told Operation Rescue after the hearing.

She is convinced Roth will never be allowed to practice medicine legally in Michigan again. That is because Roth faces trial in November for criminal charges related to a September 2015, traffic accident in which he struck and critically injured a special needs child with his car. When police impounded his vehicle as part of their investigation into the accident, they discovered aborted baby remains along with abortion equipment and drugs he had stolen from his employer, Angel A. Ojeda, an abortionist who operates Eastland Women’s Clinic in Eastpointe.

Roth used the stolen 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.

Roth told authorities that the aborted baby remains found in his trunk were being transported to Ojeda’s abortion business for disposal, as if that somehow excused the illegal transport of human remains or the criminal abortions that produced them.

Unconvinced, 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.

A conviction would be grounds for Roth’s license to be permanently revoked.

Meanwhile, on January 18, 2017, Ojeda, Roth’s former employer, was fined $4,5000 and his medical license was placed on one-year probation for failing to report that he knew Roth was stealing narcotics from his abortion facility.

Roth is no stranger to controversy, or to legal and disciplinary troubles.

In 1988, the New York Times reported that Roth proudly used prenatal diagnoses to conduct sex selection abortions.

“I have no ethical problems with it, absolutely not. I think that abortion should be available on demand,” Roth said, adding, “I haven’t turned anyone down.”

On March 1, 2005, Roth’s wife filed for a protection order against her husband. She indicated because she lived in constant fear of being attacked and injured by Roth, she remained locked in the basement of their home pending their divorce.

Roth was again disciplined in 2012, and fined a mere $2,000 fine for negligence, incompetence, and lack of good moral character, after violating public health code in two abortion procedures, and perforating a woman’s uterus.

“Weak discipline likely contributed to Roth’s delinquency. If the punishment doesn’t hurt, it really is no incentive for an abortionist to amend his ways,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We congratulate Lynn Mills on her efforts to persuade the authorities to discipline Roth and not let his misdeeds be swept under the rug.”

Mills, who has following Roth’s notorious abortion career since the 1980s, is concerned that since his options are now limited in Michigan, he may attempt to commit illegal abortions in another state.

She believes Roth may be related to Florida abortion Harvey Craig Roth, who graduated from the University of Michigan Medical Center in June 1991. They younger Roth works for abortion businesses in the Ft. Lauderdale area and has his own history malpractice.

“Florida pro-lifers should be on the lookout for him,” said Mills.

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  • Susan Donahue

    License suspended for 1 year???? How about taking it away from him and putting him in prison?

  • zemel

    Isn’t the transport of human remains punishable by imprisonment. If someone was found with an adult body in their trunk wouldn’t they go to jail?

  • mjmaf

    Murder is Murder – no matter how young – or old.

  • wharfrat

    This creep didn’t get enough punishment,he should be in prison for life,he has murdered the unborn and he will be punished by GOD on Judgment day.

  • Suzanne Marienau

    This monster should spend the rest of his miserable life behind bars! He is a murderer! He is depraved and needs to be locked up, for good!

  • Glennfriend67

    I wish I thought the suspension and fine would be enough of a deterrent, but these misogynists don’t seem to care whether they have a license or not, and apparently, the fine doesn’t affect them, either as they just set up shop somewhere else and continue their butchery. These men must be misogynists- it’s the only reason I can think of that they seem to enjoy carving women up so much. It’s really sick, and they should never be allowed any sort of public contact again.

  • ADRoberts

    It seems that criminal activity goes along with abortion. But then, this is what you get when you deal with someone who has NO morality and is all about money. They still can’t argue that it is not murder. A baby was alive. And then, he kills it.

  • dje3

    Lack of good moral character is enough to revoke a real estate license forever! The laws he violated are FELONIES. He gets one year suspension?
    NO, he should have his license REVOKED FOR LIFE, it is THAT SIMPLE.

    And the FEDS should pass laws that mandate full faith and credit between states for revocation/suspension of any professional license, that includes law, real estate, contractor, medical etc. Lose it here, lose it EVERYWHERE.

    I know contractors who had licenses revoked for fraud and violation of laws in pone state and they were operating in the next state the next day!

  • dje3

    Practicing medicine wo a license in MI is a felony…unfortunately it does not state what level of felony and what the minimum prison term is. IT refers to other statutes for that.