(Another) Founder's Staffer Indicted
We have learned that another employee of Founder's Women's Health Clinic has been charged with a crime. In this instance: aggravated robbery after (allegedly) robbing a convenience store on January 12th. Roy Richards, age 32, has worked at Founder's Women's Health Clinic in a variety of roles serving as both a clinic escort and a phlebotomist, according to conversations he has had with GCRTL volunteers and his profile on Facebook. Mr. Richards was charged as a repeat offender having only recently ended community control sanctions imposed after he plead guilty to a robbery in 2013.
According to the Columbus Division of Police's Facebook Page, Mr. Richards and Michael Reynolds robbed a Speedway on Brice Rd at 10:43pm on January 12th. According to the Facebook post, Mr. Richards turned himself in.
Mr. Richards is believed to be a family member, perhaps the son, of the abortion clinic's operator, Terrie Hubbard.
Regrettably, this is not the first repeat offender to be working at the clinic at the time of his arrest. In November of 2014, Founder's Women's Health Clinic employee and abortion provider Thomas Michaelis was indicted by the US Attorney on child pornography charges. Before being hired by the abortion clinic, Michaelis had temporarily lost his medical license for charges related to gross sexual imposition of several teenagers.
Nor is this the extent of the legal troubles surrounding Founder's Clinic. The clinic is currently operating without a valid transfer agreement because no local hospital will enter into one with them and they could not find a local physician to provide back-up emergency care. As we have extensively documented, Ms. Hubbard owes nearly a million dollars to local, state, and federal taxing and regulatory entities. If that is not enough, one of the clinics that she formerly owned/managed was closed by the state and DEA officials after being caught stealing patient blood and operating a pill mill. These and other details are available at www.ThisClinicHurtsWomen.com.
At some point, it has to be questioned why this business is permitted to continue its legal shell game. It is absurd that abortion identity politics would protect a business with this kind of record and ongoing legal difficulties. We have said it a million times, abortion clinics are not bad because they are dirty or because they employ criminals in positions of trust with patients or because they fail to pay their taxes or because they ignore regulatory procedures. Abortion clinics are bad because they profit from the intentional destruction of innocent human life. Founder's Clinic is bad because every Thursday an employee from AccuMedical drives a big truck up and then loads up boxes filled with red bio-hazard bags filled with discarded fetal remains. What is so hard to understand is how the culture, in an effort to force us to accept and promote and normalize abortion gives the clinics a pass on these bad business practices. It is a shame.
This is a difficult issue, to be sure. On one hand, we have a responsibility to help those who have struggled in life, regardless of if their struggles are legal or moral. For that reason, we do not wish to seek Mr. Richards out purely for the purpose of shaming him or bringing additional trauma to the family who undoubtedly loves him. If anything, we should reflect on the power of a mother's love for her child. It is unconditional and seeks to protect and help him no matter what he has done, no matter the circumstances of his life. It is a bond that cannot and should not be broken. Remember that when we pray for an end of abortion and all the damaged lives from it, we do not just pray for the unborn children and their mothers, but for the clinic workers and owners and volunteers too. Abortion ruins lives.
*Note: ThisClinicHurtsWomen is a project of Greater Columbus Right to Life and the GCRTL SWC program that endeavors to make sure that women contemplating abortion have an opportunity to read information that is in the public record related to their abortion provider.
Note 2: (Feb 6, 2017): An early version of this article could have been interpreted to indicate that multiple employees are under indictment for aggravated robbery. To clarify, this is the only recent indictment that we are aware of. It is, however, the most recent in a series of law-breaking activities. The first two sentences have been adjusted for clarity.