DETROIT, Mich. — Police in Michigan raided the home of a Detroit area abortionist this week after finding 14 containers of “human tissue” in his trunk, raising suspicions that he might have been working illegally as a traveling abortionist.
The matter began two weeks ago when abortionist Michael Roth, formerly of the Novi Laser and Aesthetic Center, allegedly struck a 32-year-old disabled man with his vehicle in Orchard Lake Village. After impounding the car, police found 14 plastic containers of what is believed to be the disfigured, mangled remnants of aborted children in his trunk, along with medical equipment and a significant amount of the drug Fetanyl, which is used for pain and sedation.
“We do have an opinion from the medical examiner’s office that this is remnants of conception, but there was nothing that was seen within the containers that were recognizable,” West Bloomfield Deputy Chief Curt Lawson told the Detroit Free Press.
The containers were taken to the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office for further review.
The discovery turned into a raid on Roth’s home and office on Tuesday, and an investigation is ongoing by the Michigan attorney general’s office and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency. Roth is not under arrest and is not yet facing charges.
Local television station WJBK confronted Roth this week as he was leaving the police station. He pulled his jacket over his face for a brief moment and replied, “Just go away.”
Roth was evicted from his abortion facility in November of last year, and has a long history of legal problems, including lawsuits from women who suffered perforated bowels or required a hysterectomy.
“Among the many complaints against Roth was a 1998 case in which a 41-year-old woman ‘requested [Roth] to perform a voluntary termination of pregnancy at her home’ because of her ‘alleged agoraphobia.’ The woman was in fact a bartender and had no diagnosis of agoraphobia,” the Daily Beast notes, outlining that the abortionist was found to have violated Michigan’s 24-hour waiting period as he never met with her prior to the abortion procedure.
“In addition to his at-home abortions, Roth was disciplined in 2002 for drug-related violations, including prescribing drugs without a license. He was disciplined in 2004 for violating patient consent laws and was accused of falsifying medical records by a former employee,” other reports outline.