Skip to comments.Ohio abortion facility shut down by state health inspectors
Posted on 04/25/2013 7:29:56 PM PDT by Morgana
CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH, April 25, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A northeastern Ohio abortion facility was ordered to stop operations after it failed a state health and safety inspection, Ohio Right to Life has reported.
The Ohio Department of Health issued an order prohibiting the Capital Care Network abortion facility, located at 2127 State Rd in Cuyahoga Falls, from providing any medical services.
Officials cited multiple health and safety violations and informed the owners of the business that their license to operate a health care facility was about to be revoked.
According to the Ohio Department of Health's inspection report, investigators conducted an inspection on February 14 and found numerous violations, ranging from using unqualified and untrained staff, failure to maintain a safe and sanitary environment, failure to maintain patient documentation, failure to perform required staff TB screening, and using patients' blood as controls for Rh tests without their knowledge or consent.
Dozens of other operational and medical violations were documented.
The abortion facility's Ohio State Board of Pharmacy and DEA licenses were expired, according to a Toledo Blade report.
Several similar abuses were found at Kermit Gosnell's house of horrors in West Philadelphia. The findings prove that disregard for health standards are no anomaly, pro-life leaders say.
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"Capital Care's violations prove that the abortion industry does not operate as a health provider and is reckless," said President of Ohio Right to Life Mike Gonidakis.
"Ohioans are witnessing firsthand the abortion industry's dirty practices," said Gonidakis. "These deplorable conditions should cause all Ohioans to pause and wonder what else Planned Parenthood and their allies are hiding across the state."
Although Capital Care Network was told in the Adjudication Order issued by Director of Health Dr. Theodore E. Wymyslo that they could appeal both the order to close the Cuyahoga abortion clinic and the revocation of their health care facility license, health department spokeswoman Tessie Pollock told The Blade that the facility did not request a hearing to contest the order.
The closure came on the heels of an announcement that the Toledo Womens Center abortion facility, also run by the Capital Care Network, has been operating illegally.
TWC lost its transfer agreement with the local hospital last month when University of Toledo President Lloyd Jacobs announced that he would not renew the agreement.
Ohio Department of Health regulations require all ambulatory surgical facilities, including abortion clinics, to have a transfer agreement with a hospital that can accept patients in an emergency. However, local media reports say that the Toledo Womens Center is still in operation without this agreement.
"I would like to personally thank our area churches, grassroots volunteers and the many supports who tirelessly prayed and gave their time to stand outside of this clinic and pray. It's because of prayers and outreach that this clinic shut down. Now lives will ultimately be saved and women will be safe," said Denise Leipold, Executive Director of Northeast Ohio Right to Life.
The Ohio Department of Health's inspection report for Capital Care is available here.
The final adjudication order revoking Capital Care Network's health care facility license is available here.
Either way they are finally doing their job.
“using patients’ blood as controls for Rh tests”
what does this mean?
Since when do abortion mills provide medical services? I sure as heck wouldn't go to one for a medical issue...
I’m glad Ohio health inspectors are protecting the public...born and unborn.
And this is how you do it kids, right here right now, Roe v. Wade be damned. They promised us that legal abortions would get them out of the back alley, well most abortion clinics are far less sanitary than the back alley. I bet we could shut down 90% of them with health and safety inspections.
Abortion clinics claim to be giving “medical care” yet they resist like the devils when states try to hold them to the same hygiene standards as medical facilities.
Sorry it took so long to get back to you.
Sounds to me like they were hoarding people’s blood specimens & using them to run control checks on their lab machines. I guess it’s cheaper than purchasing the proper control solution. No hospital would ever get away with this! These people are disgusting.
don’t think this one is on your list.
During the heightened awareness of the recent 40 Days
for Life campaign outside its doors, the Capital Care
Network abortion center near Akron, Ohio, was inspected
in February by the Ohio Department of Health ... which
discovered multiple serious health and safety violations
that put women at tremendous risk.
Media outlets report that the violations were similar
to those revealed during the murder trial of Kermit
Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist accused of
killing a woman and multiple live infants while running
a filthy clinic with untrained staff.
The Ohio Department of Health ordered the abortion
business to cease operations and revoked its license.
The Associated Press just reported that the facility
is closed down for good.
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* Countries - 11
* Participants - 83,000
* Churches - 5,000
* Babies saved - 787
* Abortion workers quit - 7
* Abortion workers closed - 7
* Media reports - 250
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* Cities - 501
* Countries - 19
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* Abortion workers quit - 83
* Abortion centers closed - 33
* Media reports - 2,800
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