Nearly two years after police found filthy and dangerous conditions at his abortion clinic, Dr. Robert Alexander is facing the possibility of losing his medical license. That follows the proposed findings of a state administrative law judge, who called him incompetent and not trustworthy.
One former patient — a 34-year-old Muskegon County woman who says Alexander’s bad medicine left her unable to have children — wonders why it is taking so long to revoke his license.
“I would say shame on you to every single one of them and way to go doing your job because not one of them did,” the woman, who asked not to be identified, said of state officials. “If they did, not one of us would be in this position.”
“He stole the most important ability that a woman can possibly possess, and I won’t get that back, but they can reward him by still giving him a license. It’s unbelievable,” she continued.
Alexander is scheduled to appear before the state Board of Medicine Disciplinary Subcommittee on Nov. 19 to determine whether he should face discipline, which could include revoking his license.
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, 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.
“He damaged my cervix that bad and damaged my uterus and everything else inside, and things aren’t the same at all,” she said. “Because of him and his poor practices, his bad procedures, I can no longer have children, and I have none at all, so I don’t get any.”
She is considering adoption.
“It sucks every time I go to the grocery store and I see someone playing with their kids, buying their kids something; every time I go to the beach, see them playing with their kids; anytime I go to the mall, see someone buying their kids stuff,” she said. “Yeah, it hurts. It hurts.”