Michigan's attorney general wants to take a closer look at the practices of a well-known abortionist in the state.
After being busted last week by Oakland County police with drugs and human tissue in his car, abortionist Michael Roth was hit with a civil suit by Attorney General Bob Schuette. Authorities found a significant amount of Fentanyl (a pain killer) in his vehicle along with 15 "specimen jars" they say contained "products of conception."
Ed Rivet of Right to Life of Michigan is very familiar with Roth, who he says has been "on the radar screen" for several years.
"He's had numerous run-ins, both legally and with his medical professional practices," Rivet begins. "His license has been sanctioned in the past; he's been booted out of building spaces for misrepresenting that he was an abortionist when he signed leases. I mean, this guy has a very sordid history."
ABC-affiliate WXYZ reports Roth was sanctioned a decade ago for performing an abortion in a home setting, paid a $15,000 fine, and had his license suspended. Roth also has been sued by several women because of abortion complications such as a punctured bowel, another requiring a complete hysterectomy. In October, Roth allegedly struck a disabled man with his car, leading to an impounding of the vehicle by authorities.
"The search of the vehicle found all sorts of improprieties," Rivet describes, "including aborted fetal tissue in various storage containers, pain medications and drugs that he was carrying with him that he should not have had – all similar to patterns we've seen as his license was suspended for performing an abortion in a home a number of years ago."
Authorities believe Roth was performing home abortions again, something illegal but not yet proven.
Roth now has 30 days to respond to Schuette's civil complaint that alleges negligence, incompetence, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, betrayal of professional confidence – and "lack of good moral character."