Judge Timothy Black Once Director of Cincinnati Abortion Provider
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 12, 2014 (Cincinnati, OH) – As reported, Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region v. Richard Hodges, Director of The Ohio Department of Health; University of Cincinnati Medical Center LLC; UC Health, 11/10/2014 1:14 cv 867 TSB (Cincinnati) has been filed in United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.
Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio claims that the Ohio law requiring abortion providing ambulatory surgical facilities to have a transfer agreement with a nearby private-only hospital to cover patient emergencies is unconstitutional. Planned Parenthood has asked the Federal District Court “to declare the public hospital ban unconstitutional.”
The United States District Court judge assigned to the case is Judge Timothy Black. Judge Black is an Obama appointee, who has served as Director of the Planned Parenthood Association of Cincinnati from 1986-1989, and as its President in 1988.
“It is a conflict of interest for a former Planned Parenthood of Cincinnati Director and President to judge a case involving the same organization he has ties with,” said Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. “A judge is required who can make an objective decision according to the rule of law.”
See the questionnaire Judge Black submitted before his federal appointment, identifying his ties with Planned Parenthood of Cincinnati.