Brought Charges Against Pro-Life Witnesses
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 14, 2014 (Cincinnati, OH) – United States District Court Judge Timothy Black–assigned to the case, Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region v. Richard Hodges, Director of The Ohio Department of Health; University of Cincinnati Medical Center LLC; UC Health–is not only a former Director and President of the Planned Parenthood Association of Cincinnati, but has also served as the organization’s attorney.
For example, in 1986, then attorney Timothy Black brought charges of contempt against pro-life witnesses demonstrating outside Planned Parenthood’s abortion headquarters in Cincinnati.
See the AP archive account of this case: Anti-Abortion Protest Leaders Charged With Contempt.
“An organization might seek a sympathetic judge to hear their case, but this is unethical,” said Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. “Planned Parenthood’s former attorney now serving as their judge discredits the judicial process.”