Right To Life Action Coalition of Ohio Strongly Opposes the Ohio Department of Health’s Ridiculous Fine Recommendation of $3,000!
For Immediate Release:
October 12, 2018
Contact: Ed Sitter, Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio
In July of 2017, the Ohio Department of Health (ODOH) levied a $40,000 Health & Safety fine against Capital Care Network of Toledo. On Wednesday the Ohio Department of Health released their Hearing Examiner’s findings which recommended a mere $3,000, a slap on the wrist, fine.
The ODOH fine against Capital Care Network (CCN) was based on the determination that a patient’s health and safety was put in danger. It was reported that this woman might have suffered from a perforated bowel from a botched abortion performed at this facility. The staff of CCN sent this woman to the hospital, without any of her medical records, in the car of one of their employees. These actions by the abortion clinic staff put this woman’s life at risk. With a case pending before the Ohio Supreme Court for failing to have a valid transfer agreement with a local hospital, CCN couldn’t afford the optics of an ambulance pulling out of their abortion mill.
It took over 12 months just to schedule an administrative hearing on the pending fine. Now, four months later we get this absolutely ridiculous recommendation by the Hearing Examiner – an inconsequential fine of $3,000. The Health Department must reject this suggestion and enforce their original $40,000 fine. By doing so, our state health officials will be sending a clear message to all independent Ambulatory Surgical Facilities that patient rights and protections will be put above indifference and defiance of prescribed safety procedures. When an abortion facility violates basic health and safety standards designed to protect women, they will not get a pass simply because it’s abortion.
Cincinnati Right to Life is proud to be a member organization of Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio.