Forced Abortion, Rape Victim Comes Forward After Abortionist Given Slap on the Wrist
DETROIT, Mich., February 11, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Outraged by what she considers a meaningless sentence and remarks by an attorney that she says are insulting and untrue, a former patient of Womancare, a Detroit-area abortion facility, has come forward to tell of her abortion experience with owner, abortionist Alberto Hodari.
Jennifer McCoy’s hair-raising account of a forced abortion and the non-reporting of child sexual abuse that allowed her rapist to continue abusing her is part of an investigative report about Hodari’s legal problems released today by the pro-life group Operation Rescue. (Click here to read: http://www.operationrescue.org/archives/forced-abortion-rape-victim-comes-forward-after-abortionist-given-probation/)
Womancare, Inc. was last week given six months probation on one count of illegally disposing of abortion records. Eleven other counts have been dismissed. Womancare was charged after Citizens for a Pro-Life Society discovered abortion records along with the remains of aborted babies that had been illegally dumped in the clinic’s trash, and reported their findings to the authorities. The Health Department chose not to pursue charges for the illegal disposal of human remains, however.
After the sentencing, Hodari’s attorney, Victor Norris, told the press that Hodari had "never had any licensing violations or criminal allegations."
Operation Rescue’s report tells a very different story. It reveals that Hodari has a record of 49 documented lawsuits, including four abortion-related deaths.
McCoy has told her own story about the abortionist, hoping that Hodari will be exposed and his dangerous abortion practice put to an end.
According to McCoy’s testimony, she was 16-years old in 1988 when she discovered that she was pregnant, news that she says she welcomed since she believed that she was in love with her baby’s father. She says she had no thought of abortion because she believed it was wrong.
However, the baby’s father was her 39-year old high school ROTC teacher, who was married and had a family of his own, including a daughter that was Jennifer’s age. Their relationship qualified as statutory rape.
Jennifer’s mother found out about the relationship, but instead of reporting her daughter’s sexual abuse to the authorities, she called the teacher and threatened to expose him if he did not help her persuade Jennifer to have an abortion. Jennifer was taken by her rapist to one of Hodari’s clinics in Southgate under the pretense of receiving prenatal care. "I didn’t even know what an abortion clinic was," she said.
Once at the clinic, she was asked to sign some papers. McCoy says she signed all the parts related to medical care, but refused to sign anything that discussed abortion. "That’s not why I’m here," she says she repeatedly told the clinic staff.
Jennifer was then given an ultrasound examination. She asked to see her baby, but her request was refused. "It really isn’t necessary," she was told.
She was placed in an examination room, and after a long wait, Hodari entered the room. She told him that she was just there for an exam. She had been told by the clinic staff that she had to get an exam in order to determine how far along she was.
Hodari began the exam. "Then all of a sudden I was in excruciating pain," Jennifer recalled. "I tried to sit up, and I heard a machine turn on, like a vacuum, and I realized what was going on."
"I tried to get up from the table. I actually tried to sit up, and he pushed me back down on the table and told me if I moved I could die. It would be over in five minutes and I could go on with my life. I was scared to death at that point that what he said was true, and so all I could do is lay there and cry."
Jennifer then left the clinic and headed straight to the Southgate Police Department, just up the street from the abortion mill, to file charges against Hodari for aborting her baby against her will.
A few weeks later, she went to court. Hodari’s attorney produced papers from the abortion mill, and told the court that Jennifer’s mother had signed the necessary consent forms for the abortion.
"He said since I was a minor, that it wasn’t necessary for me to sign the paperwork, nor even know what they were going to do," she said. To her frustration, the case was dismissed.
Jennifer later confronted her mother about signing the paperwork behind her back, but her mother would never say if she did. "To this day I have doubts that she did that," said Jennifer. "She wasn’t even there."
Through all of this, no one - including Hodari’s abortion mill - ever reported Jennifer’s sex abuse at the hands of her teacher, which continued for four years. Once the school discovered it, Jennifer’s teacher was quietly asked to resign, and the matter was swept under the rug.
"How this man still has a medical license is beyond me. Hodari is a danger to the public and needs to be stopped," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "In six months, Hodari will have to go before the court again for a final disposition of the illegal disposal of abortion records case. If Hodari’s attorney told the judge that the clinic has never had any problems, the judge - and the public - needs to hear the truth.
"Thank God for courageous women like Jennifer McCoy who are willing to speak out in spite of their pain about this dreadful injustice," said Newman. "We pray that the truth comes out and that proper justice will be done before Hodari’s body count gets any higher."