Seeks to Remain Open While Operating Outside the Law
January 29, 2014 (Cincinnati, OH): On the heels of filing a notice of appeal in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Tuesday, the Lebanon Road Surgery Center (Women’s Med Center) has today filed a motion for a stay of execution.
In the order dated January 17, 2014, the Ohio Department of Health denied late term abortionist, Martin Haskell, a license to operate his Women’s Med Center abortion facility in Sharonville, Ohio. Under this order, the facility’s operations are to cease effective February 4, 2014.
The motion for stay claims that compliance with the order means that the Women’s Med Center “will suffer an unusual hardship. A stay will merely maintain the status quo.”
The judge assigned to the case will determine whether or not to grant a stay, and if so will maintain the status quo of an abortion business that threatens women’s health and safety and is lethal for their unborn babies.
If a stay is granted, the Women’s Med Center will remain in operation while the Women’s Med Center’s appeal is heard and decided–regardless of the Ohio Department of Health’s order to revoke and not renew this ambulatory surgical facility’s license for failing to have a written transfer agreement with a local hospital as required by law.