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Capital Care Network Can’t Pay Ohio Department of Health Fine

by | Jun 30, 2018

Toledo’s Last Abortion Clinic Sends Woman to Emergency Room in Employee’s Personal Car, Faces Fine

COLUMBUS, Ohio—On Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) held a hearing on the $40,000 fine that ODH levied against Capital Care Network for failing to follow their own emergency procedures.

In April 2017, a doctor at Capital Care Network was concerned that the woman’s bowel may have been perforated. In such a situation, according to Capital Care Network’s policies, 911 should be called and the woman and her medical records should be sent to the hospital.

Instead, a Capital Care Network employee ushered the woman out the back door and into their personal vehicle, without any of the woman’s medical records. They dropped her off and didn’t even wait to find out if she was okay.

“Capital Care Network has operated recklessly for far too long,” said Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life. “Their lack of health and safety standards could have cost a woman her life. If Capital Care Network can’t afford to pay the $40,000 fine for health and safety violations, they should be forced to close, like every other business would have to do in this situation. Abortion businesses shouldn’t get any special treatment.”