Requests temporary restraining order for immediate closures
UPDATE 11/9, 1:26p: According to Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, Eaton County Circuit Court Judge Calvin Oosterhaven signed a temporary restraining order yesterday, November 8, against both Health Care Clinic and Women’s Choice abortion mills, which stops them from committing abortions at least until November 21, when a court hearing on the attorney general’s complaint has been scheduled.
11/7, 3:09p: Let me start by saying pro-life dumpster diving pays off.
But first, here’s the story in a nutshell, from WLNS this afternoon:
Monday Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a lawsuit to shut down the Health Care Clinic in Delta Township and the affiliated Women’s Choice Clinic in Saginaw. The move would also prevent the clinic’s owner, Richard Remund, from ever having any other company with a similar purpose.
The AG office says along with the lawsuit they are also asking for further investigation to determine if there were any violations of agencies within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
The state requires these facilities to be operated by a licensed medical professional. Schuette says Remund was not a licensed medical professional….
The AG’s office started an investigation into the clinics after a complaint in April 2010 saying they were disposing of unborn babies with ordinary trash in dumpsters outside the Health Care Clinic….
Actually, the AG’s office received more than a “complaint” alleging the mill was throwing aborted babies in the trash; it received the actual bodies.
Kudos to Dr. Monica Miller, her group Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, and pro-lifer Chris Veneklase, who on February 26, 2010, found the remains of 17 aborted babies in clear medical waste bags in a dumpster at the Women’s Choice mill. Their mothers’ names were listed on the bags as well as the date the babies were killed….
The babies were given a funeral on November 19, 2010. Officiating was Bishop Earl Boyea. They were buried in St. Joseph Cemetery in Lansing, MI. See video of the funeral and burial here.
Also found in the trash were seven months of complete, unshredded, unredacted patient records dated December 2009 through July 2010, a breach of both state and federal law. Here’s a scan of just one of those records, which pro-lifers redacted…
See a video and slideshow of what – and who – pro-lifers found in the abortion mill’s trash here.
I spoke with AG spokesperson Joy Yearout. She said their investigation found both clinics owned by Remund were improperly incorporated. Michigan law requires that most health facilities, including abortion mills, be incorporated with a licensed medical provider, which Remund is not. (I confirmed that Remund did not appear to have been committing abortions himself. He contracted with abortionists Lewis Twigg and Ronald Nichols, both named in the complaint. Twigg in turn subcontracted additional abortionists.)
The AG’s long-term request of the court is to permanently close the clinics and bar Remund from ever reopening one in the state.
The AG’s short-term request is to halt both clinics from operating while the lawsuit proceeds. Judges usually schedule hearings for temporary restraining orders within a couple days.
The AG’s request for “further investigation” mentioned in the above article is to determine whether 50% or more of Remund’s clinic business was for abortions, which seems obvious. If this is found to be so, the clinics will have to abide by regulations of free standing surgical facilities, likely requiring substantial improvements.
So any way one looks at it, these clinics are probably being aborted.