Pro-Life Investigators Charged for Evidence Removal, Abortionist Gets Slap on Wrist
By John Connolly
DETROIT, March 27, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The leader of an investigation that discovered bodies of unborn babies and private medical records in an abortion clinic dumpster has been billed by Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for the removal of the evidence. In the meantime, the abortionist has himself escaped without any significant punishment.
Dr. Monica Migliorino Miller, director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, has been billed $1,100 by the DEQ for the removal of evidence against the Lathrup Village Woman Care clinic, operated by abortionist Alberto Hodari. The evidence, discovered in dumpsters behind the clinic and videotaped by Miller, consists of the recognizable remains of at least 18 aborted children, numerous records with personal and detailed information of Hodari’s patients, as well as other bio-hazardous waste material.
"I said I was willing to pay for the transport of the aborted babies to the funeral home," Miller told LifeSiteNews.com. But she says she never promised to pay for the removal of all the biohazardous materials, especially for over $1,000. Dr. Miller also told LifeSiteNews that she spoke with Robert McCann, spokesman for the DEQ and that he said he would look into the bill sent to Dr. Miller.
"Hodari doesn’t get fined a single cent!" said Dr. Miller, "The state had the bill charged to me for the removal of the evidence from my property. Something doesn’t seem right here."
"Hodari endangers the public and totally disregards patient privacy and he gets a slap on the hand, while the one who blew the whistle gets what amounts to a fine," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "That is just wrong. We hope that those who are concerned about human dignity will ring the phone lines at the DEQ and the DA’s office. This sends the wrong message to an abortion cartel that already believes they are above the law."
At the same time Dr. Miller has been penalized for her role in acquiring the evidence, Hodari has been punished with a mere slap on the wrist. Hodari has been ordered to retrain his staff on the proper disposal of biohazardous waste, but has received no fine.
"Mere fines for this outrage would have been a grave injustice," said Judie Brown, president of the American Life League. "But the State of Michigan chose the regulatory equivalent of a slap on the wrist; no fines were leveled. This simply proves, once again, the need to protect the human dignity of preborn children through personhood is more urgent than ever."
Pro-life officials hope the Oakland County District Attorney’s office will file charges against Hodari for the improper disposal of medical waste and records. The DA’s office, however, has not yet taken any action in that direction.
"That Michigan authorities did not have the courage to bring the maximum penalty the law can afford against this abortionist sends a terrible signal to the abortion industry," said Brown. "Now that they have gotten away with it once, we can, unfortunately, be sure they will feel more emboldened in their grisly acts of violence against preborn babies."
To Contact John N. Gohlke, Program Specialist for the Medical Waste Regulation Department of the DEQ:
525 West Allegan St.
Lansing, MI, 48909
To call the Warrants Division of the District Attorney’s office and request that criminal charges be filed against Alberto Hodari:
View Dr. Monica Migliorino Miller’s (WARNING GRAPHIC) Video :
See previous LifeSiteNews.com coverage:
Pro-Life Group Reports Fetal Remains Found behind Michigan Abortion Clinic
VIDEO: Abortionist Tells Medical Students to Lie to Patients
Press Conference Friday at Detroit Area Abortion Center where Tamiah Russell Died