Shocking Michigan Abortion Clinic Photos Show Conditions that “Pose a Danger to Human Life”

Operation Rescue calls on the medical board to immediately suspend abortionist Alexander’s medical license

By Cheryl Sullenger

Muskegon, MI – A Michigan news station has published photos of the inside the Women’s Medical Services in Muskegon that was closed by Fire Marshalls on December 26, 2012. The photos, along with the inspection report, reveal conditions that “pose a danger to human life and welfare.” (Read Fire Marshall’s Letter)

“The photos and report confirm the existence of conditions at Alexander’s abortion clinic that were listed in our complaint filed four months earlier. The disturbing thing is that we have information that Alexander’s medical practice is as shoddy as the building he worked in. We call on the Medical Board in Michigan to act quickly on our complaint and suspend Alexander’s medical license in the interest of public safety.”

The photos showed a trash-strewn filthy building with garbage piled up next to a procedure table along with unsterilized surgical equipment. The roof was moldy and leaky with buckets were set out to catch the water.

WOODTV.com, which obtained the photos and documents through an open records request, also interviewed abortionist Robert Alexander, who ran the abortion clinic. Alexander told the reporter that he left the building in pristine condition prior to the incident that alerted authorities, a statement that the reporter exposed as completely false.

“We urge the public to call the Michigan Bureau of Health Professionals and demand that they immediately suspend Robert Alexander’s medical license for the sake of human life and welfare, said Newman.

Contact Information:

E-mail: bhpinfo@michigan.gov
Phone: (517) 335-0918
Fax: (517) 241-9416

Five More Texas Abortionists Scheduled for Hearings on Abortion Abuses

Austin, TX – Operation Rescue has been informed that the Texas Medical Board (TMB) has scheduled five more abortionists to appear at Informal Show Compliance and Settlement Conferences based on complaints of abortion abuses made by Operation Rescue. The complaints were the result of a three-month undercover investigation conducted by Operation Rescue with the assistance of The Survivors.

Robert L. Prince, Margaret Kouril Kini, Pedro J. Kowalyszyn, H. Brook Randal, and Sherwood C. Lynn are scheduled to appear before the TMB on July 25, 2012, beginning at 11:00 AM. Operation Rescue’s complaints included evidence of numerous violations, including the illegal dumping of private patient medical records, violations of the informed consent laws, and failure to report suspected child sex abuse.

In all ten abortionists, known as the “Texas Ten”, have been summoned for hearings by the TMB.

Last month, the TMB disciplined two abortionists from the troubled Whole Women’s Heath abortion chain, Alan H. Molson and Robert E. Hanson, based on Operation Rescue complaints. Molson, 60, and Hanson, 72, both admitted before the Board to conduct that constituted violations of the standards of patient care. Each were fined $3,000 and ordered to take continuing medical education classes in risk management.

Also as a result of Operation Rescue complaints, Whole Women’s Health in Austin and McAllen, along with the waste disposal company Stericycle, were fined $83,000 for the illegal dumping of identifiable remains of aborted babies.

“During our undercover investigation of abortion clinics in Texas, we did not find a single abortion clinic that complied with the law,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. “There is now an official record that Whole Women’s Health and other abortion businesses in Texas have broken the law. But our investigation revealed just the tip of the iceberg. This problem of abortion clinics violating health codes, standards of patient care, and even criminal statutes is prevalent at abortion clinics in every state.”

Abortionists Franz Theard and Douglas A. Karpen are also facing Board discipline. Their hearings have been set for May 16, 2012.

Troubled Rockford Abortion Clinic Announces Permanent Closure

Rockford, IL – The Northern Illinois Women’s Center in Rockford, Illinois, has announced that it will permanently close due to a “lack of support from the community.”

The clinic was closed by the state in October, 2011, after inspections found gross violations including the fact that neither of the two abortionists had required hospital privileges. The clinic had no registered nurse present during invasive procedures as required, nor was a registered nurse to supervise the nursing care of patients. The clinic also lacked an agreement with a licensed laboratory to conduct tests not done at the clinic. Inspectors found that all three of the abortion rooms “failed to ensure a sanitary environment.” Surgical instruments were not sanitized, and “brown substances” were found on surgical equipment and gloves.

NIWC was cleared to reopen on January 4, 2012 after it had apparently corrected the violations. The state gave the clinic the two options. If the clinic decided to reopen, it would have to pay a fine of $9,750 with the contingency that if any further violations were found. Otherwise, the clinic would have to close and pay a fine of $1,000. NIWC chose the latter option.

NIWC issued a statement to the Rockford Register Star announcing the permanent closure in a press statement. The clinic had operated for nearly 40 years.

“Together the pro-life movement celebrates this victory for life. This abortion mill operated outside the law under filthy conditions that made it a danger to the public. In addition, the clinic owner and staff routinely persecuted the faithful pro-life activists who offered help and practical support to pregnant women. We are thankful that this ‘house of horrors’ will never reopen and are encouraged to watch the number of abortion clinics continue to fall,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman.

Over $83,000 in Fines Assessed in Texas for Illegal Dumping of Aborted Baby Remains

Austin Texas – The Texas Commission on Environment Quality has released documents to Operation Rescue that show two Texas abortion clinics and the disposal company Stericycle have been slapped with fines in excess of $83,000 for illegal dumping of aborted baby remains.

The fines are the result of complaints filed by Operation Rescue against Whole Woman’s Health of McAllen and Austin after a three-month undercover investigation. The TCEQ then conducted its own investigation and broadened the case to include Stericycle. In June, the TCEQ notified Operation Rescue that the two abortion clinics and Stericycle had all been cited for violations involving the improper disposal of human fetuses.

Fines for the violations were finalized three months later. TCEQ also ordered the abortion clinics and Stericycle to make specific changes in their operations.

  • Whole Woman’s Health of McAllen was fined at total of $17,430. It is required to make monthly payments of $385.
  • Whole Woman’s Health of Austin was ordered to pay a total of $22,980. It must pay off its fine with $510 payments each month.
  • Stericycle received the largest fine of $42,612, which was paid in one lump sum minus twenty percent, which is deferred contingent upon satisfactory future compliance.
  • The two abortion clinics also received a deferral of twenty percent of their fines on the same compliance contingency. However, if the TCEQ finds that they are not satisfactorily complying with the order, they will be required to pay the full amount.

    “Our investigation only scratched the surface of what is really going on at abortion clinics in Texas. These hefty fines totally over $83,000 show that the violations we discovered were valid and serious,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “We can only imagine what would be found if every abortion clinic was thoroughly investigated.”

    “Abortion clinics cannot be trusted to follow the law or tell the truth about it even if they are caught,” said Newman. “Time and again we have seen that abortionists have the attitude that they are above the law. Abortion clinics need to be inspected and violations strictly enforced for the sake of the public’s welfare.”

    In addition to the TCEQ fines, ten abortionists must answer to the Texas Medical Board for other abortion abuses discovered by Operation Rescue. Word on the extent of their discipline is expected in February.

    View the documents:

  • TCEQ order for Whole Woman’s Health of McAllen
  • TCEQ order for Whole Woman’s Health of Austin
  • TCEQ order for Stericycle
  • Notorious Rockford Abortion Mill Closed By State

    Receptionists tells callers that the clinic is permanently closed

    Rockford, IL — The notorious Northern Illinois Women’s Center in Rockford, Illinois, was ordered closed by the State after it failed to comply with numerous health code violations, according to an order that was issued on September 20, 2011.

    A woman answering the clinic’s phone this morning told the caller that the clinic had permanently stopped providing all services, including abortions. She offered referrals for pregnancy tests to the Health Department.

    “This abortion mill couldn’t be closed fast enough. Not only is it a danger to the public, but it was the heart of despicable attacks on Christians and their faith,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It’s no wonder that this clinic had been called ‘evil’ and a ‘House of Horror.’”

    The abortion clinic is located in an ill-kept former church building that was first licensed in 1992. It was initially inspected June 6-8 where numerous violations of the state Ambulatory Surgical Treatment Center Licensing Requirements Code and Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Inspectors returned on September 15 and found that the violations had not been addressed.

    According to the Rockford Register Star, inspectors discovered during the inspection on September 15 that neither of the two abortionists had required hospital privileges. The clinic had no registered nurse present during invasive procedures as required, nor was a registered nurse to supervise the nursing care of patients. The clinic also lacked an agreement with a licensed laboratory to conduct tests not done at the clinic.

    Also, inspectors found that all three of the abortion rooms “failed to ensure a sanitary environment.” Surgical instruments were not sanitized, and “brown substances” were found on surgical equipment and gloves.

    The owners of NIWC were outrageous in their behavior toward pro-life supporters who endured much abuse while offering assistance to abortion-bound women. The clinic was known to display sacrilegious images, including a rubber chicken dangling from a cross, and signage mocking pro-lifers and Christianity. In 2009, pro-lifers filed suit against the clinic for video-taped a rant by an operative of the clinic that included racial slurs and attacks.

    “The closure of this clinic is a testament to the faithfulness of the local activists who would not give up in the face of adversity and persecution. We congratulate them,” said Newman.

    “It is also another example of how enforcement of laws already on the books can shut down abortion clinics now. We know from our long experience that when abortion clinics close, lives are saved. Pro-lifers everywhere should demand health inspections of the abortion clinics in their areas and demand that abortion and health code laws be strictly enforced.”

    Below is an example of the outrageous abortion clinic conduct that pro-lifers had to endure in Rockford. Caution: Offensive images