LANSING (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Michigan abortionist found with aborted baby parts in the trunk of his car in 2015 is being charged for identity theft, possession and intent to deliver narcotics, as well as theft.
Michigan Attorney General Bil Schuette issued a press release announcing the charges against Detroit-area abortionist Michael Arthur Roth. He is being arraigned by the 38th District Court in Eastpointe and the 48th District Court in Oakland County — and assigned a $10,000 personal recognizance bond for each district.
In September 2015 Roth's car was impounded by police after a traffic accident where he critically injured a special-needs child. Police obtained a search warrant and searched the car the next day, discovering aborted baby parts in the trunk, the narcotic drug Fentanyl and six prescriptions for an antibiotic written by another doctor. Both fentanyl and the antibiotic, Ciprofloxacin, are commonly used in abortion procedures.
Afterwards police searched Roth's home and found more drugs along with syringes, scalpels and empty containers identical to those in his trunk.
The prescriptions were signed by Dr. Angel Ojeda, another Detroit-area abortionist, who allowed Roth to perform abortions in his practice. Schuette's statement discloses that Dr. Ojeda stated to investigators that in December 2014 a large amount of Fentanyl was stolen from his office. A medical assistant also admitted to stealing medical equipment for Roth and that Roth knew it was stolen.
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 2m1 vials of Fentanyl 50mcg/ml were missing."
Catholic pro-lifers have been protesting Dr. Roth's 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. The archdiocese of Detroit, however, had done nothing to intervene in the situation despite the fact Roth had been openly performing abortions for years.
Schuette said, "His attempt to break the law at the expense of his patient's safety is not only illegal, but goes against the code he took upon becoming a doctor."
Roth will appear in the 48th District Court on July 7 and in the 38th District Court July 12.