A Michigan abortionist whose clinic was shut down in 2012 faces allegations from a doctor who found a severed infant’s head inside the body of one of his patients.
In an email read by Michigan state Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker (R-Lawton), a Muskegon OB/GYN has urged the state to revoke the medical license of abortionist Dr. Robert Alexander. The physician observed that he has treated several of Alexander’s patients in the emergency room, including one woman in her second trimester whose uterus Alexander allegedly perforated during an abortion.
“Dr. Alexander perforated the woman’s uterus so badly that it was hanging on by two blood vessels,” the physician wrote. “The decapitated head of a fetus was in the woman’s abdomen and the large intestine had been grasped and pulled away from its blood supply and into the vagina. The woman required a hysterectomy, colonoscopy, and several units of blood to save her life.”
The physician added, “I, for one, was very happy to hear he is no longer practicing in Muskegon, but I fear for women anywhere this man would go.”
LifeNews reports that though Alexander’s clinic was shut down in December of 2012 due to unsafe and unsanitary conditions, Michigan’s state medical board never terminated his license to practice medicine.
According to Target 8 Woodtv.com in Muskegon, an apparent conflict of interest allowed Alexander to continue to practice after complaints against him were not investigated.
A Target 8 investigation in February found that over 10 months after a Muskegon physician alleged, in 2009, that Alexander had botched abortions, Dr. George Shade, the chairman of the Michigan Board of Medicine responded to the complaint with the statement, “No investigation needed.”
According to the investigation, several years earlier, Shade had helped Alexander reinstate his medical license after Alexander had served time in prison for selling illegal prescriptions.
The result of the closed-out complaint was that Alexander continued to operate the Women’s Medical Services clinic on E. Apple Avenue until the city of Muskegon shut it down recently over alleged unsafe and unsanitary conditions.
Photos obtained by Target 8 in January were taken by police when they entered the facility on December 26, 2012 to investigate a break-in. The photos revealed some of the unsanitary conditions that led the Muskegon Fire Marshal to shut down Alexander’s clinic.
Authorities said that the violations placed the health and safety of patients at risk. The conditions observed by the investigator included stained medical equipment, trash located near lab equipment, a leaky ceiling, and “blood dripping from a sink p-trap in a room used by patients.”
Police found evidence of a broken rear window that was connected to the break-in. However, what they observed inside the abortion clinic was a long list of violations that were termed a danger to “human life and public welfare,” and that ultimately led the fire marshal to close the facility down.
The fire marshal noted improper disposal of syringes and needles, unsterilized medical equipment, and dumping of chemicals and other liquids down the drain.
According to Target 8 investigators who spoke with Alexander over the phone, he blamed the conditions on the break-in.
“The last time I was there, when I left, it was pristine,” Alexander said.
On Tuesday, the state Senate Judiciary Committee projected Target 8’s investigation onto a wall of a hearing room so that senators could be informed. Committee members commented that the report raised serious questions about the manner in which the state Board of Medicine and the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) oversees doctors.