Women’s Med Center Dayton Neglects to Obtain Consent
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Cincinnati, OH), August 4, 2016: from our friends at Dayton Right to Life, supported in this legal effort by our Right to Life organizations’ coalition statewide:
August 3, 2016, Dayton Right to Life, with the support of Ohio Right to Life, filed a formal complaint with the State of Ohio Medical Board regarding a June 2015 incident at the Women’s Med Center in Kettering. According to recent report issued by the Ohio Department of Health, the abortion clinic was cited for violating the Ohio Revised Code which specifies patient consent regulations, stating, “Each patient shall be allowed to refuse or withdraw consent for treatment”.
Click here for the full report and a list of findings included in the Ohio Department of Health’s Summary Statement of Deficiencies issued after investigating this matter on June 12, 2015.
“This facility clearly violated the very choice the abortion industry claims to stand for,” said Paul Coudron, Executive Director of Dayton Right to Life. “Informed consent is a crucial ethical principle in the practice of medicine, no matter the procedure. Women’s Med Center, Martin Haskell and the abortionist who performed this abortion need to be held accountable for violating such a basic and fundamental medical ethic as informed consent.”
Coudron submitted complaints to the State Medical Board for each of the three physicians working at Women’s Med Center.
Click here to review Dayton Right to Life’s formal complaint to the State Medical Board.
“Unfortunately, we have cases in our office dating back to the 1990’s that document poor practices and poor healthcare practiced by Women’s Med Center. They have operated without a license for years, and so these types of horrible incidents will only continue,” says Margie Christie, Dayton Right to Life’s Director of Advocacy.
This incident is just the most recent example of how the “business” of abortion has become more important than women’s health. According to the Ohio Abortion Report, Women’s Med Center performs approximately 35 abortions a week, totaling 1,855 over the course of the year in 2014.
Last year, the Ohio Department of Health denied Women’s Med Center a request for a variance from Ohio law, which requires ambulatory surgical facilities to secure a transfer agreement with a local hospital for cases of emergencies. The facility’s failure to secure proper back-up care, approved by ODH, could result in the facility’s closure. ODH is currently reviewing the facility’s appeal to remain open.
Read more about the history of Women’s Med Center, abortionist Martin Haskell, and abortion in Dayton by clicking the image below:
Dayton Right to Life would like to thank our sidewalk counselors Bob and Vivian Skovgard for bringing this incident to our attention when it occurred last summer. Bob and Vivian, along with many other volunteers, have dedicated their lives to saving the lives of women and unborn children in Dayton, and keep very close attention to the activities of Women’s Med Center in Kettering.
Dayton Right to Life is extremely concerned that this was not an isolated incident. We will continue to monitor this case and keep you informed. For more information on this incident and investigation, contact Paul Coudron or Margie Christie at 937-461-3625.