Skip to comments.Ohio Officials Tell Judge to Close Toledo’s Last Abortion Clinic
Posted on 05/29/2014 5:39:09 PM PDT by Morgana
The Toledo, Ohio-based Capital Care abortion business is challenging an order by the state of Ohio to close down because of health and safety violations.
But the Ohio Attorney Generals Office is standing by its opinion that Toledos only remaining abortion clinic is not complying with a state law requiring its abortion practitioners to have admitting privileges with a local hospital to admit women injured by botched abortions. If a judge agrees with the state, Toledo may soon be abortion free as the state of Ohio has closed down the second of two abortion facilities that have closed up shop last year.
ohiologo2bCapital Care Network of Toledo was provided notice by state health officials of its noncompliance, which according to state law, will result in the abortion provider closing in order to protect pregnant womens health.
According to Ohio law, Capital Care exists as an Ambulatory Surgical Facility and because of this status, the clinic is not a full-service medical facility. In order for Capital Care Network of Toledo to operate legally, the clinic has to have a transfer agreement with a full-service hospital to handle all cases of abortion complications against the mother.
From a story on Ohios latest actions:
In a legal brief, released to a state hearing officer Wednesday, attorneys for the state shot down arguments that were offered by the Capital Care Network in defense of its transfer agreement with the University of Michigan Medical Center.
Capital Care is fighting to remain open and is contesting a state health department order that it shut down because it does not have a transfer agreement with a local hospital. Earlier this month, Capital Care tried to make its case that the Ann Arbor hospital system, more than 50 miles away, qualifies as a local hospital under the new law.
The AGs office responded to those arguments Wednesday saying, To find that Capital Care Network has a transfer agreement with a local hospital, the hearing examiner must find that Ann Arbor, Michigan, is local to Toledo, Ohio, for the purposes of transporting a patient needing emergency medical care. Doing so would jeopardize patient safety and would expand the word local far beyond the legislative intent and common sense definitions of the word.
Republican legislators and Gov. John Kasich added language to the state budget last year requiring ambulatory surgical centers, such as abortion clinics, to have emergency-care agreements in place with local hospitals if problems arise that the clinic isnt equipped to handle. The law also prohibits public hospitals from entering into such an agreement.
The president of Ohio right to Life says the pro-life laws the state has passed have helped in closing noncompliant abortion clinics. Ohio Right to Lifes legislative initiatives are successfully protecting womens health and saving lives as evidenced with this upcoming closure, said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life. Holding abortion clinics to high standards to protect the safety of pregnant women is a health initiative all Ohioans can agree upon.
Why is it so difficult for the “Doctors of Death” to get admitting privileges at local hospitals .... cost cuts into their profit margins?
The libs are waging the real war on women.
Why wouldn’t they want the best of medical care and protection for women who undergo the surgical procedure of abortion?
Has a wonderful sound of finality doesn't it?
Close Last Federally Funded Abortion Clinic
This was genius. Whoever thought of this tactic deserves accolades. While the USSC won’t allow much regulation of abortion we can get these clinics closed through normal health regulations. These clinics aren’t being asked to do anything special. Heh heh. Abortionists are degraded scum. Bet they have laods of violations.
they do in their own way, they want to force doctors at hospitals to do abortions if they don’t want to.
Thank you, Gov. Kasich!
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They have tried to force nurses to assist in abortions and the nurses sued on religious grounds and won.
Go ahead and try to force those doctors to do it. See how many they lose. Yea I bet they might get a few Dr. Ahmads and Dr. Mohammeds to do the job but they would have anyway. Other wise they will lose good Ob/Gyns or the doctors will sue on religious grounds.
Better news that Clippers. Babies LIVE!!!
Thumbs up on closure. In fact, pass laws to make it impossible to run one even if it complies with the supreme court’s unreal decision from 1973.
As there are many faith-based hospitals, it might be difficult for the baby killers to get medical staff and admitting privileges at these hospitals.
That won't be a problem for liberals. They will force it anyway despite the consequences.
Great news! One less death chamber in Ohio.
Prayer changes things!
This whole thing baffles me.
If a teenager in a rusty Yugo showed up at a hospital with someone needing emergency medical care even though they don’t have “admitting privileges” or a “transfer agreement,” the hospital wouldn’t turn them away, so why would they turn them away if it was an abortionist who showed up with that person, instead of a teenager?
This article from a pro-abort explains how. Short summary: hospitals just don't want the hassle of pro-life protestors.
I was born and raised in Toledo- go back now and then to visit family...Most of the Malls are gone- my neighborhood where I grew up really run down and lot of gangs in Toledo.
It use to be a great City...now run like Detroit.
bingo .... the abortionist doctor does not (never) show up with the patient. They simply throw them in an ambulance (best case) or (most cases) have someone drive them to the hospital and dump them in the parking lot or emergency entrance and drive off....no charts, no instructions, no nothing.
Occasionally, there is a news report about some physician who has committed sexual assault on patients, tax fraud, embezzlement, etc. Whenever I hear about one of these physician-committed crimes, I think "Must be an abortionist." I am rarely wrong.