Abortionist Faces Arrest After Alleged Assault On Pro-Life Activist

A Michigan abortionist who works as an obstetrician and gynecologist is accused of running over a pro-life activist outside a Saginaw Township abortion clinic in June. A warrant has now been issued for the arrest of the man identified as Theodore Roumell.

The pro-life advocate at the center of the incident is Mark Zimmerman, who, along with other supporters, was peacefully engaging with pregnant women in the parking lot of the Women’s Center of Saginaw in Flint on the morning of June 23. According to Zimmerman’s attorney, Robert J. Dunn, his client was at the center with the noble intention of offering support and counseling to women considering abortion as an option. He had been doing this compassionate work for quite some time.

At about 10:13 a.m., Roumell reportedly drove into the parking lot and plowed his car right into Zimmerman. He then allegedly “backed it up off him” before parking, getting out and proceeding inside to perform abortions without checking on the injured activist. 

The incident left Zimmerman with a broken left tibia, and he had to be rushed to the hospital for medical attention.

The response from the Saginaw Township police added to the frustration as they did not arrest Roumell at the scene. However, justice might soon be served as an arrest warrant was finally issued for him on July 21 on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, a felony carrying a four-year prison sentence.

This is not the first time Roumell has faced accusations of assault against pro-life advocates. In April 2012, he was charged with a similar offense in Wayne County District Court. On that occasion, he was alleged to have struck Pro-Life Michigan Director Lynn Mills with his vehicle outside an abortion clinic in Livonia. 

While he received a probationary sentence at that time, the conviction was eventually dismissed.

In addition to his criminal case, Roumell might also be facing a lawsuit from Zimmerman, as Dunn believes that the facts are solidly in their favor with numerous witnesses to support their case.

“There really is no issue on the facts,” he said, speaking to MLive.