Abortionist Alberto Hodari has been fined $10,000 by the State of Michigan for the 2003 abortion-related death of Regina Johnson. The consent order, which recently became public, was issued on March 4, 2009, more than five years after Johnson’s death.
“Now we know what a woman’s life is worth in the State of Michigan once she walks into an abortion clinic,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “This paltry fine has reduced Ms. Johnson’s life to that of chattel. Animals are bought and sold for more than this.”
In exchange for the consent agreement, counts of negligence and incompetence against Hodari were dismissed, leaving only the charge that his conduct constituted a “lack of good moral character.”
“Hodari was given a slap on the wrist for his part in Regina Johnson’s death, even though he has been involved in the deaths of at least three additional women since 2004,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “The Board’s finding that his conduct lacks ‘good moral character’ is a gross understatement. The man is a public menace. “
Hodari has had other problems with the law.
Citizens for a Pro-Life Society discovered illegally-dumped private medical records in open dumpsters behind several of Hodari’s Detroit-area abortion clinics. He was charged with 12 counts of illegal record dumping, but another agreement allowed him to plead “no contest” to a single count, for which he remains on probation.
More shocking was the discovery of the bodies of aborted babies that had been illegally dumped in the same trash receptacles. Hodari was never charged with any crime related to the dumping of human remains. The babies were later given a proper burial.
One of Hodari’s former patients came forward in February 2009 and told of her traumatic forced abortion when she was 16 years old. She has since filed a formal complaint against Hodari with the health board in Michigan.
But Hodari appears to be so confident that he is above the law that he has given interviews and speeches bragging about his appalling abortion practices. He says that he believes abortionists have a “license to lie.”
“In addition to his part in four abortion deaths, Hodari has openly admitted that he purposely places women’s lives and health at risk. The fact that he is still allowed to continue his reckless behavior is inexcusable,” said Newman. “The Health Department’s coddling of Hodari [is] completely unacceptable. We plan to formally demand that they take meaningful disciplinary action before he kills anyone else.”
Operation Rescue is one of the leading pro-life Christian activist organizations in the nation. Operation Rescue recently made headlines when it bought and closed an abortion clinic in Wichita, Kan., and has become the voice of the pro-life activist movement in America. Its activities are on the cutting edge of the abortion issue, taking direct action to restore legal personhood to the pre-born and stop abortion in obedience to biblical mandates.