By Dave Andrusko
Mega- kudos to News 8 (a Lansing, Michigan news station) for being the first to report that the state finally, finally has suspended the license of abortionist Robert Alexander. The station reported on its webpage
“The state Board of Medicine Disciplinary Subcommittee suspended Alexander’s license for six months and a day and told him he would need to pay a $75,000 fine if he wants to apply to get it back. The state said he’d have to file a petition with the Board if he wanted to reinstate his license and that it wouldn’t be automatic.”
National Right to Life News has written over a dozen stories about Johnson and his Muskegon, Michigan Women’s Medical Services Clinic abortion clinic.
This latest episode with Alexander began the night of December 26, 2012, when the landlord called the police saying that someone had broke into the Woman’s Medical Services abortion clinic. What they found was an abortion clinic “in complete disarray.”
Back in September, Michigan Administrative Law Judge Shawn Downey issued a withering nine-page decision in which he found Alexander guilty of both negligence and incompetence. The only question was whether the state Board of Medicine Disciplinary Subcommittee would agree. Today, it did.
In his findings, Judge Downey wrote that police found
“biohazard materials unsecured, unsecured used needles. unsecured and unsanitary medical instruments, blood on the floor and walls, patient records strewn about, uncovered buckets containing unknown fluids, unsecured medications throughout the premises, multiple biohazard bags containing used hypodermic needles, and water leaking into the clinic from the room in several locations.”
In finding Alexander guilty under Michigan’s Public Health Code, Judge Downey concluded, “The evidence is overwhelming that Dr. Alexander failed to adhere to the most minimal standards of cleanliness and sanitary conditions…The ultimate responsibility lies with Robert Alexander and he failed miserly in his obligation of due care.”
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There is much more to the history of Robert Alexander, which News 8’s Ken Kolker has investigated at great length. Today’s story (presumably written by Kolker) noted
A Target 8 investigation last year revealed Alexander had been the target of repeated allegations of botched abortions — allegations dismissed without investigation by the chairman of the Michigan Board of Medicine, Dr. George Shade. Years before that, Shade had helped Alexander get his license back after a prescription drug conviction.
Target 8′s investigation led to a new state law requiring better oversight.
After today’s hearing, Alexander evaded questions about Dr. Shade, saying he barely knew him.