June 30th at Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas
June 24, 2014 (Cincinnati, OH): Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Magistrate Michael Bachman will hear arguments for Lebanon Road Surgery Center vs. State of Ohio Department of Health, Monday, June 30th—an appeal filed by abortionist Martin Haskell against the Ohio Department of Health’s order that his abortion facility be closed for operating outside the law.
Pro-life witnesses are invited to gather this coming Monday, June 30th, 9:30-11 a.m. outside the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, 1000 Main St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 as a pro-life presence during case proceedings. Signs will be provided.
Our pro-life presence is to emphasize that women deserve common sense medical safety standards, and abortion is not healthcare.
The contact for Monday’s pro-life presence at the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas is Laura Strietmann. (ten.esufnull@ecparuaL or 513-382-5777) NOTE: Should the date for the hearing be changed we will try to send notice asap.
Background: January of this year the Ohio Department of Health denied late term abortionist, Martin Haskell a license to operate his Lebanon Road Surgery Center (aka Women’s Med Center) abortion facility in Sharonville, Ohio for failing to have a written transfer agreement with a local hospital or a variance (exception) to cover patient emergencies. The facility’s operations were to cease effective February 4, 2014. The Lebanon Road Surgery Center filed a notice of appeal in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas against the Ohio Department of Health’s order, requesting a stay of execution, to remain open during the appeal process. Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jerry Metz approved a motion for a stay of execution and the Lebanon Road Surgery Center has remained open–continuing to operate outside the law, without a written transfer agreement or variance required of all other ambulatory surgical facilities in the state. The Lebanon Road Surgery 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.