An Ohio abortion clinic has resumed aborting babies after being shut down for violating the law and failing to meet health standards.
Toledo’s only remaining abortion clinic began offering abortions to women Thursday after getting its license reinstated May 8.
“Twenty thousand Ohioans rely on abortion providers each year,” the clinic’s president Kellie Copeland said, according to Cleveland.com. “Closing a clinic denies them from the procedure they chose that is best for them. John Kasich and Mike DeWine picked a fight with Ohio women and lost.”
The clinic’s resuming operations comes after the state’s Supreme Court upheld the Ohio Department of Health’s order revoking the license of Toledo’s Capital Care abortion clinic because it repeatedly failed to produce a written transfer agreement with a hospital for emergency cases where women undergoing abortions need immediate transportation to a nearby hospital. The clinic did have an agreement with the Ann Arbor University of Michigan Health System, but the Ann Arbor hospital is over 50 miles away and is therefore not considered local under the Health Department’s requirement. (RELATED: Ohio Supreme Court Revokes Abortion Center’s License For Failing Safety Standards)
State inspectors also found 24 violations at the abortion clinic in the past 10 years, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
It’s “unfortunate that the Health Department believes that a clinic who has violated Ohio’s health laws for numerous years deserves to be licensed and remain open,” said Ohio Right to Life President Michael Gonidakis, Cleveland.com reported.
Planned Parenthood has aborted 7,132,130 babies since Margaret Sanger’s founding of the abortion organization. Planned Parenthood doctors aborted more than 328,348 unborn babies in 2016, and killed 6,803,782 unborn babies between 1978 and 2016, according to CNS News. (RELATED: Planned Parenthood At 101 Years: 7 Million Abortions And Counting)
Currently, 780 abortion clinics operate in the U.S., according to Bustle.
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