Thursday, April 21, 2011

Judge rules Lathrup Village abortion clinic can stay open for 2 more weeks

Yesterday, Judge Denise Langford Morris ruled that Alberto Hodari's WomenCare abortion clinic in Lathrup Village can stay open for at least two weeks to give time to both sides to develop their cases.
At issue is the Freestanding Surgical Outpatient Facilities license, required of certain medical facilities not associated with hospitals that perform surgeries and procedures such as endoscopy, cosmetic surgery and abortions, provided that abortions make up more than 50% of the patient load per year.

WomanCare of Southfield had been licensed since 2008, but in 2010, Hodari opted against renewing the facilities license.

A 2009 MDCH inspection found numerous health and safety violations, all of which Hodari fixed except one -- building an additional fire exit to service the split-level building on Southfield Road.