Still Operating Outside the Law
January 29, 2014 (Cincinnati, OH): Tuesday, January 28, the Lebanon Road Surgery Center (aka Women’s Med Center) filed a notice of appeal in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas against 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.
In the order dated January 17, 2014, the Ohio Department of Health denied notorious 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 judge and court date for this case are not yet known, nor whether the judge will grant a stay permitting abortions to continue during court proceedings. See the list of Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas judges.
Martin Haskell has been targeting women and their babies for abortion in Greater Cincinnati and the tri-state since the early 1970s. He is known nationwide as a leading proponent of the gruesome partial birth abortion procedure.
Haskell has been performing abortions for months in Sharonville without a license, and without a transfer agreement or variance (exception) required of ambulatory surgical facilities in Ohio to cover patient emergencies at an area hospital.
The Women’s Med Center is one of two abortion providers in Greater Cincinnati, together with Planned Parenthood responsible for the deaths of at least 2,500 unborn babies per year.
Besides Hamilton County, both abortion facilities additionally service residents in surrounding counties Butler, Clermont, and Warren–where abortion numbers have increased–as well as from elsewhere in the state. Non-Ohio residents also seek abortions from these providers, as there are no abortion centers in nearby Northern Kentucky.