Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Toledo's last abortion clinic close to closing

The last abortion business in Toledo is close to closing. The University of Michigan tried to bail them out and keep abortions continuing by signing a transfer agreement, as required by Ohio state law for all ambulatory surgical centers. The Ohio Department of Health ruled against the agreement, however, since women suffering medical emergencies at the clinic would have to travel 52 miles by helicopter for proper care from a "local" hospital.

“We applaud the hearing examiner’s decision, which puts women’s health and patient safety ahead of politics,” said Michael Gonidakis, executive director of Ohio Right to Life. “No state regulator or reasonable person would permit an out-of-state hospital to contract with an Ohio abortion clinic to provide backup services. It’s absurd that this abortion clinic would even make such a request. Sadly, it appears that the clinic will put profits ahead of patient safety and attempt to delay and stall through litigation.”