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Partial-Birth Abortion Pioneer Ordered to Shut Clinic
CNS News ^ | January 24, 2014 | Marjorie Dannenfelser

Posted on 01/26/2014 2:27:49 AM PST by kingattax

On the eve of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, notorious partial birth abortion pioneer Martin Haskell was ordered by the state of Ohio to shut down his Cincinnati-area abortion business on or before February 4.

Haskell failed to meet Ohio's medical standards as he was unable to obtain a transfer agreement with area hospitals to handle all cases of abortion complications against the mother. In a statement to the Cincinnati Enquirer, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Health said:

"There is a history of problems with this particular ambulatory surgery facility and operator ... The agency no longer has confidence that this ambulatory surgery facility will take necessary steps to operate in accordance with regulations."

Indeed, Haskell does have a dark history of brutal violence against women and children.

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1 posted on 01/26/2014 2:27:49 AM PST by kingattax
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Unbelievable. The man who figured out a way to murder an at-term baby and still meet the technicalities of the abortion laws (i.e., it's bad form to scramble the brains of a baby outside the mother's body) being called a pioneer?.

I guess that would be correct - if one could also call John Wayne Gacy, Wayne Williams, Aileen Wuornos, Gary Ridgway, Ted Bundy, and Jeffrey Dahmer all PIONEERS.

2 posted on 01/26/2014 2:36:27 AM PST by Gaffer
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At least they’ve shut the bastard down. I’m sure he’ll pop back up somewhere though.

3 posted on 01/26/2014 2:46:08 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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At least they’ve shut the bastard down. I’m sure he’ll pop back up somewhere though.

He's already got that covered

SHARONVILLE — An abortion clinic in Sharonville is under orders to shutdown from Ohio’s Health Director Ted Wymyslo.

The clinic — one of three remaining in the Cincinnati-Dayton region — has failed to get a valid transfer agreement with a nearby, private hospital. Under a state law adopted last year, Ohio’s abortion clinics must have written agreements with privately-owned hospitals to transfer patients should they have a medical emergency during their procedure.

The Sharonville clinic Women’s Med Center, also known as the Lebanon Road Surgery Center, has failed to find any hospital willing to sign a transfer agreement for at least two years.

Martin Haskell, who owns both the Sharonville clinic and another one called Women’s Med Center in Dayton, vowed Tuesday to fight the state with an appeal through the court system. Haskell has been trying to fight off an attempt by Wymyslo to close the clinic since October 2012, according to state documents.

“The center has appealed at every step of the administrative process,” a statement from Jennifer Branch, an attorney for the clinic, said of the state’s ordered closure. “Women’s Med Center has remained open to care for patients during the administrative process and plans to continue to remain open through the remainder of the appeal process by seeking a stay from the local court.”

According to the license revocation and closure order the state sent to the clinic Friday, the owner has until Feb. 1 to appeal the state’s decision. If a local court doesn’t grant Haskell a stay to keep his clinic open or if he fails to file the appeal, the clinic will likely be required to halt abortion surgeries and close by Feb. 4.

“There is a good chance that he could close, he wasn’t able to meet the legal requirements…” Paula Westwood, the executive director for Ohio Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati, which opposes abortions, said Tuesday.

Under Ohio Gov. John Kasich, three clinics have closed. Another clinic in Toledo, which doesn’t have a transfer agreement either, has a state administrative hearing scheduled for Feb. 18. Ohio currently has 11 abortion clinics in operation, including the Sharonville and Toledo clinics.

All abortion clinics located within the Cincinnati-Dayton metro areas, home to about 3 million people, are at risk for closure. If they’re shuttered, women seeking abortions would need to drive to Columbus or Akron for the surgery.

One other surgical clinic, the Elizabeth Campbell Surgical Center operated by Planned Parenthood, remains open in Cincinnati. The clinic had a transfer agreement with the University of Cincinnati Medical Center but that ended in September, forcing the abortion clinic administrators to seek a variance agreement from the state’s health department to continue operations in the future.

Haskell’s other clinic, the only one in Dayton, is also seeking a variance waiver from the state to continue operations. Both clinics are still open but awaiting to hear their fate from the state.

The health department, a spokeswoman for the state said today, hasn’t made any decisions related to continued operations of the two other Dayton and Cincinnati clinics.

The state-order abortion clinic closures come at time when the state reported last year that the number of women seeking abortions had risen by 2.5 percent for the first time in a dozen years.

4 posted on 01/26/2014 3:37:42 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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Josef Mengele comes to mind.

And all those pro-choice women would be outraged at the comparison. The difference is that Haskell has perfected his procedures and the citizens of Abortionland are ok with it. MURDER IN THE PURSUIT OF “A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE SHALL NOT BE ENFRINGED”

5 posted on 01/26/2014 4:34:56 AM PST by BilLies ("Will none rid me of this lying bastard ?")
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In a rational/moral world, this “pioneer” would be sitting in something akin to the Nuremberg Trials...

6 posted on 01/26/2014 5:11:52 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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In a just world, this monster would be on an escalated path to execution.

7 posted on 01/26/2014 7:01:17 AM PST by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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