NewsWed Nov 11, 2009 - 12:15 pm EST
Hodari Abortion Clinic up for Sale as Lawsuit Ongoing
By Kathleen Gilbert
FLINT, Michigan, November 11, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - At least one abortion clinic owned by abortionist Alberto Hodari in Flint, Michigan is now up for sale.
Flint Right to Life president Judy Climer told LifeSiteNews.com (LSN) that she spotted the sign advertising the Feminine Health Care Clinic building at 2032 S. Saginaw St. for rent when she arrived to pray at the site today. Climer says she had earlier noticed strange behavior by Hodari.
"I knew something was going on because last Tuesday, I saw Hodari carrying big file boxes out to his trunk before he left, and he was hurrying because we were still there," said Climer.
"He accidently bumped the trunk lid, and the boxes bounced all over the ground. He, also, threw a chair in the dumpster and put another chair in a van that took it away."
Genessee County files show the property owned by Alberto Hodari at the Saginaw St. address has real estate taxes owed.
Climer says she believes Hodari's abortion clinic in Southgate is also up for sale.
In June, Caitlin Bruce, a former client of Hodari, filed a lawsuit against him and an assistant whom she claims forced her to have an abortion in April 2008. The lawsuit filed in the Gennessee County District Court claims Hodari "had his assistant ... restrain Caitlin Bruce and cover her mouth" and began the abortion procedure "despite Caitlin Bruce's objecting and screaming, 'Stop, stop, I don't want this,' and despite her desire not to undergo the procedure."
The lawsuit charges Hodari with medical malpractice, battery, and fraud, among other things.
Tom Pabst, Caitlin's attorney, told LifeSiteNews.com that Bruce had changed her mind after initially agreeing to have an abortion. "If you change your mind, that's it, you walk out," said Pabst. "But he went ahead and did it anyhow, according to Caitlin Bruce."
Bruce's story aligns with testimonies from other women who have described similar horror stories of coerced abortions at Hodari's hands. A report by Operation Rescue shows Hodari has a record of 49 documented lawsuits over a span of decades.
Hodari's practice has also been implicated in the deaths of at least four women from abortion-related complications. In June, the Disciplinary Subcommittee of Michigan's Board of Medicine fined Hodari $10,000 for negligence in connection with the botched abortion death of Regina Johnson.
Numerous complaints have been filed against the abortionist for improper disposal of human remains and abortion records found in Hodari's dumpster. Hodari received a sentence of six months' probation on one such count in February.