Detroit Area Abortionist Loses License and fined $25,000

by Rodney Pelletier  •  •  September 14, 2017   

Abortionist with aborted babies in car trunk loses license for one year

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LANSING, Mich. ( - A Michigan abortionist charged with driving around with aborted baby remains in his trunk is losing his medical license for one year and paying $25,000 in fines.

On September 13, the Michigan Board of Medicine ruled by a unanimous vote that the medical license of Michael Arthur Roth, a Detroit-area abortionist, be suspended for a year and pay $25,000 in fines.

In 2016, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged Roth with unlawful possession of the drugs Fentanyl and Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), both commonly used in surgical abortion procedures. Fentanyl is a narcotic used for sedation while Cipro is an antibiotic given to women after an abortion procedure.

Lynn Mills, a prominent Michigan pro-life advocate, tells Church Militant, "I believe the medical board ignored the humanity of the children but ultimately did what they could within the scope of the law."

Roth's car was impounded in September 2015 after a traffic accident where he critically injured a special-needs child. Police obtained a search warrant and discovered aborted baby parts in the trunk, along with the Fentanyl and six prescriptions for Cipro.

In a follow-up search of his home, police found more drugs along with syringes, scalpels and empty containers identical to those in his trunk.

Between 2014–2015, Roth worked at the Eastland Women's Clinic in Eastpointe under the direction of Dr. Angel Ojeda. The prescriptions discovered in Roth's car were signed by Ojeda who told state investigators that in December 2014 a large amount of Fentanyl was stolen from his office.

The drugs were allegedly stolen by a nurse who worked at the Eastland Women's Clinic and called Roth "Big Daddy." She admitted on August 2 to stealing Cipro, plastic cannulas and other medical devices from the clinic, but she has not admitted to stealing the narcotics. On August 2, employees testified that many time they found drugs missing but did not file a police report.

Detroit pro-life advocate Lynn Mills uncovered a complaint by Michigan's Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, showing that Ojeda "failed to report the theft or loss of controlled substances to Complainant as evidenced by (Ojeda's) admission during an interview with Complainant's inspector that in December 2014, 84 2 ml. vials of Fentanyl 50mcg./ml. were missing."

In 2015, Catholic pro-life advocates had been protesting that Roth's had admitting privileges at St. John Providence Healthcare System, a Detroit-area Catholic hospital. In October 2015, the hospital cut Roth's admitting privileges, saying he was taking a leave of absence from the hospital — mentioning nothing about him being an abortionist. The archdiocese of Detroit, however, had done nothing to intervene in the situation despite the fact Roth had been openly performing abortions for years.

Criminal charges in Macomb County against Roth are still pending, which if convicted could yield as many as 50 years in prison and almost $200,000 in fines.


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