Friday, November 8, 2013

Michigan State Senate approves new investigation rules after complaint against dangerous abortionist was dismissed

On Thursday, the Michigan State Senate passed four bills which would change how complaints against doctors are handled.  The legislation was spurred after a complaint against an abortionist was dismissed by his former mentor. 

The Michigan Senate unanimously approved four bills regarding state oversight of medical professionals that sponsors say will help protect patients from potentially bad doctors.

A Target 8 investigation revealed that complaints to the state Board of Medicine against Dr. Robert Alexander, who was operating out of a Muskegon clinic, were dismissed without investigation. Those complaints involved alleged botched abortions that potentially put women's lives at risk.

The decision to dismiss the allegations was made single-handedly by board chair Dr. Robert Shade, who had previously served as Alexander's mentor.