Ohio Abortion Center Evicted After Complaints From Local Pro-Life Advocates
by Steven Ertelt
July 22, 2008
Green, OH (LifeNews.com) — Local pro-life advocates in this city near Akron successfully got local officials to evict an abortion business that set up shop near a legitimate medical center. Formerly known as Ohio Women’s Center, G&H Healthcare served as an abortion business in the city of Green in Summit County.
G&H was located in an office complex and, according to Judith Hoyt, an officer with Summit County Right to Life, the neighboring medical center received constant questions about whether it did abortions.
"The Fresenius Medical Care Center located next door to the G&H Healthcare clinic became offended when several people approached them, asking if they were in fact the abortion clinic," she said.
Fresenius, which offers kidney dialysis, contacted Right to Life of Summit County with their concerns.
Members of the Right to Life group brought the concerns to the owners of the office complex and Green Mayor Dick Norton. Local pro-life advocates also began demonstrating outside the abortion center.
"Right to Life of Summit County urged its members to call or e-mail the mayor’s office and to hold peaceful and prayerful protests outside the business," RLSC director Greg Frank said.
Norton recently stated that the owner of the Corporate Woods Parkway office complex evicted G&H Healthcare because of disturbances, including demonstrations outside the complex.
The landlord of the office center has given the abortion facility officials three days to pack up and move out. G&H was accused of not providing complete information about the fact that it does surgical abortions.
The zoning permit for the building was issued two weeks ago when the abortion business relocated from Akron to Green.
Following their initial success, Frank said Right to Life of Summit County will continue to monitor both the situation in Green and the future locations of abortion centers in northeast Ohio.
Ohio Right to Life complimented its local chapter on its efforts.
"Ohio Right to Life would like to sincerely congratulate Right to Life of Summit County, its Executive Director Greg Frank, and the men and women who proudly are members of this terrific chapter for its dedication, passion for life and hard work by bringing about a 3-day eviction notice to G&H Healthcare," ORTL president Tracie Johnson told LifeNews.com.
"This is a great success for all pro-life organizations and their advocates. Looks like the daily prayers and sacrifice of time has paid off," she said.
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