Capital Care Network Seeks to Skirt Transfer Agreement Law
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, September 11, 2017 (Cincinnati, OH) – From our friends at Cleveland Right to Life (a member of Right to Life Action Coalition, along with Cincinnati Right to Life and other key pro-life groups across the state):
Tomorrow, September 12, 2017, the Ohio Supreme Court will hear Capital Care Network of Toledo, an abortion provider, argue that it should be allowed to continue operating despite its failure to secure a transfer agreement with any local hospitals.
Transfer Agreements are required for all Ambulatory Surgical Facilities–healthcare facilities where surgical procedures not requiring an overnight hospital stay are performed–in the state of Ohio. In the case of abortion clinics, agreements with local hospitals standardize medical treatment for women who are harmed in abortions, or infants who the abortionist has injured but failed to kill or delivered by accident.
Taxpayer-funded hospitals are not allowed to engage in transfer agreements with abortion clinics in order to protect conscience rights of workers and taxpayers, and CCN failed to secure an agreement with any of the non-profit hospitals in Lucas County or any of the five surrounding Ohio counties, instead reaching one with the University of Michigan, 52 miles away.
20 years ago, President Bill Clinton talked about making abortion “safe, legal, and rare.” It’s becoming increasingly clear that today’s pro-abortion leaders will jeopardize women’s safety in order to keep abortion not only legal but commonplace. If they truly care about women, why do they not already have transfer agreements in place?
When doctors start their careers they swear to “first, do no harm” in treating their patients. Abortion is always malpractice.
Media bias is real: a Google search for “DeShawn Taylor Planned Parenthood Washington Post” and another for The New York Times failed to deliver stories from either publication about the bombshell story linked in this article, although it did turn up this Slate article.
Cleveland Right to Life, Cincinnati Right to Life and other members of Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio (RTLACO) will be at this hearing. There will be a press conference held by members of the major grassroots pro-life community leaders following the hearing. For more information please contact Mark Harrington, Director, Created Equal, 614.269.7808 or Ed Sitter, President, RTLACO, 419-353-1977; Email: moc.rettisdenull@ske.