By Kathleen Gilbert

FLINT, Michigan, November 24, 2009 ( – In an interview with a local Michigan ABC news station aired Monday, Caitlin Bruce, the woman who is suing abortionist Abraham Alberto Hodari for allegedly performing an abortion on her against her will, said that Hodari and his assistant “ripped the life out of me that day.”

Bruce told interviewer Gabe Gutierrez that, during her appointment at Hodari's Feminine Health Care Clinic in April 2008, she changed her mind and withdrew her consent to the procedure after viewing an ultrasound image of her baby at six months' gestation. Bruce claims that Hodari did not allow Bruce to leave, and muffled her screams for help as he aborted her child.

“[Hodari] told his assistant, you know, 'Hold her down,'” said Bruce.  “They had my arm pinned, his weight was all on my chest, and then he took his hand and he had it so tight on my mouth that it was muffled. I was screaming and I was crying.

“They ripped the life out of me that day.”

Earlier this month Tom Pabst, Bruce's attorney, told that under the law, “If you change your mind, that's it, you walk out.” 

“But he went ahead and did it anyhow, according to Caitlin Bruce.” 

Hodari denies any wrongdoing.

Meanwhile, pro-life witnesses report that the abortionist has put his three abortion facilities up for sale, along with his expensive classic car collection, and filed for a divorce from his wife of 29 years.  Some local pro-life leaders speculate the liquidation of assets may be a precursor to his fleeing the country.

Hodari is not unused to legal challenges brought against him in relation to his abortion business: he has been implicated in at least four abortion-related maternal deaths, and convicted of illegally dumping private medical records.

“Hodari is a menace to the public and the sooner he is held accountable for his atrocities in a court of law, the better,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It is shocking and wrong that this quack is still in business.

“We ask that the Michigan Attorney General's office launch a criminal investigation into Hodari's shop of horrors, and will be filing a formal request to that effect this week.”

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