Facility Closing Believed Imminent
According to Ohio law, Lebanon Road Surgery Center exists as an Ambulatory Surgical Facility and because of this legal status, the clinic is not a full-service medical facility. To operate legally, Lebanon Road Surgery Center must have a transfer agreement with a full-service hospital to handle all cases of abortion complications against the mother. In the case that an abortion facility is unable to acquire a transfer agreement, it can apply for a variance (exception). Lebanon Road Surgery Center failed to obtain either.
“Countless people have worked and prayed for the closing of this abortion facility, and will continue to do so,” said Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. “And Ohio Right to Life has provided invaluable support, assistance, and leadership in this matter.”
“Hamilton County is the third highest county for abortion deaths in the state. Three abortion centers have already closed in Ohio this year, and the goal is to soon add Greater Cincinnati’s abortion providers to this number.”
See transcript of Women’s Med Center license review hearing.
See recommendation regarding license renewal.