A Victory for Women and Their Unborn Babies
August 22, 2014 (Cincinnati, OH): Notorious late term abortionist Martin Haskell will end surgical abortions today at the Sharonville Women’s Med Center.
Surgical abortions end in the city after Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jerry Metz upheld the Ohio Department of Health’s January 2014 order to close his abortion facility for failing to have a written transfer agreement with a local hospital to cover patient emergencies.
“This is a huge step towards closing this abortion business and ending abortion in Greater Cincinnati,” said Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. “The women protected and little lives saved are a tremendous blessing and victory for Life!”
Judge Metz also did not extend the stay of execution he approved for the abortion facility, which kept it open during the appeal process in his court.
Martin Haskell had 30 days from the August 15th ruling to appeal to the First District Court of Appeals and seek a second stay of execution to continue to operate during this second appeal process. He chose not to appeal and thus surgical abortions cannot be performed.
Pope Francis reminds us:
“A widespread mentality of utility, the ‘culture of waste,’ which now enslaves the hearts and minds of many, comes at a very high cost: it requires the elimination of human beings, especially those who are physically or socially weaker. Our response to this mentality is a decided and unhesitating ‘yes’ to life.”
Thank you to all who have participated in pro-life prayer and witness, and will continue to, till every person is protected from the abortion industry, regardless of age, race, residence, income, status, or ability.