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Dayton, Ohio Abortion clinic tells Department of Health it is meeting requirements of the law

by | Apr 27, 2016

Owned by notorious late-term abortionist

Editor’s note. The post reprinted below is from Ohio Right to Life and was put online just before a hearing began yesterday before the Ohio Department of Health regarding the Women’s Medical Center of Dayton. The abortion clinic “has been grappling with Ohio’s evolving licensing requirements for abortion providers for more than a decade,” according to the Associated Press.

Photo: Tony Jones, The Cincinnati Enquirer

Photo: Tony Jones, The Cincinnati Enquirer

A better –and more accurate–way of explaining what has transpired is that the abortion clinic was unable to meet the requirements of a 2013 law, including that abortion clinics (ambulatory surgical facilities) have a written transfer agreement with a local hospital to provide continued care in the event of emergencies.

Last September the Ohio Department of Health denied a request for an exception (a “variance“) from Southwest Ohio’s two abortion facilities, Planned Parenthood in Cincinnati and Women’s Med Center of Dayton..

At yesterday’s hearing, the facility’s operators argued they are meeting requirements, the Associated Press reported. Following are excerpts from the Ohio RTL post

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Abortionist Martin Haskell

Abortionist Martin Haskell

Just a little bit ago, the Ohio Department of Health began a hearing regarding the status of Women’s Med Center, the Dayton-area abortion facility operated by the notorious late-term abortionist Martin Haskell. Almost three years ago, Ohio Right to Life successfully advocated for the passage of abortion facility regulations that eventually paved the way for this hearing.

Unable to secure sufficient medical back-up for his facility, Haskell now stands the chance of having his Dayton abortion facility shut down by the Ohio Department of Health.

This could mean the end of an abortion practice that has haunted not only Ohio but the nation for multiple decades now.

As many of you know, Martin Haskell is responsible for popularizing the now banned partial-birth abortion procedure. Almost ten years ago, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld this ban, securing a significant victory against Roe v. Wade and for the pro-life movement.

Today brings a stark reminder of the importance of electing pro-life leaders who enact pro-life laws, but it also reminds us of the grave importance of supporting pro-life leaders who protect the Supreme Court from pro-abortion extremists.

Here in Ohio we are coming full-circle as we watch the case of Martin Haskell’s extreme abortion practices unwind.

Getting back to the hearing, according to the Associated Press

Mt. Vernon attorney William Kepko, the independent hearing examiner, said he expected questioning to last two days. He said he will work to get his recommendation in the case to [State Health Director Rick]Hodges as soon as possible after that.

Health Department spokeswoman Melanie Amato said there is no deadline for the examiner’s report to be sent to Hodges, who will make the final determination.

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