Gosnell Redux: Media Ignore Horrors of Michigan Abortionist Under Investigation

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When Michigan police searched the car of OB/GYN Dr. Michael Roth after a traffic accident, they found inside “14 containers of human tissue, possibly fetuses, medical equipment and large amounts of Fentanyl,” a potent painkiller, a story that has been censored by mainstream media.

After the discovery, police impounded the doctor’s car and raided his home and medical practice amid suspicions by the state attorney general’s office that he had been carrying out illegal abortions.

“The working theory,” WXYZ later reported, “is he may have been performing abortions outside of a clinical setting.” Among his run-ins with the law, Roth “was cited by the state as incompetent and negligent for performing home abortions in 1998 and 1999.”

In 2004, Dr. Roth was again found negligent and incompetent, and was fined and put on probation. One of the conditions of his probation required that he could not perform abortions outside of a clinical setting.

Roth is also alleged to have at least six malpractice complaints against his name between 1988 and 2015, with some claiming that botched home abortions carried out by the gynecologist led to medical complications.

Despite the grisly nature of the case, ABC, NBC and CBS have hushed the story on their national news programs since it appeared locally on October 13, according to vigilant newshounds at the Media Research Center, much as they did when reports from the case of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell surfaced in April of 2013.

Although Gosnell was convicted of murdering newborn infants after botched abortions, with one clinic worker estimating that he killed some 100 living babies moments after birth, the mainstream media ignored the horrific story as long as they could and gave it only minimal coverage when they could no longer avoid it altogether.

The reason for that “media blackout” and this one is suspected to be exactly the same: a fear of upsetting the powerful pro-abortion lobby, spearheaded by abortion giant Planned Parenthood and affiliated groups like NARAL and the National Abortion Federation.

Like Gosnell, Michael Roth already has a tainted medical history, as well as problems in his personal life. The Daily Mail reported that while Roth and his wife were going through a divorce, “she lived in a locked basement in the home they shared because she was scared of him.”

She obtained a temporary protection order from a court for six months and asked for it to be extended up until their divorce to stop him ‘from assaulting, attacking, molesting, wounding, following, confronting and otherwise injuring’ her.

Ironically, in the traffic accident that occasioned the police searching Roth’s car, the doctor had hit a special-needs child who was critically injured in the collision.

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