A group of Ohio pediatricians don’t care for their new neighbor — late abortion practitioner Martin Haskell, who invented the grisly partial-birth abortion procedure Congress banned.
The new facility is located next door to Liberty Sharonville Pediatrics and parents will now have to enter a common driveway and pass by Haskell’s surgical abortion business to get to the pediatricians’ office.
Dr. Steve Brinn, M.D., was so upset that he wrote a letter to the editor that appeared in the Cincinnati Inquirer on Saturday expressing his opposition to the abortion business.
“Imagine our shock and disbelief, when we learned that an abortion clinic was opening in the building 50-feet from our front door. Why would a clinic performing abortions be so insensitive to a group practice treating children for 31 years?” he wrote.
“To have a group of OB/GYN doctors terminating fetuses just outside our door, to force our mothers and their babies drive through a common driveway, driving by the front of an abortion clinic, in order to park in our lot to have their babies cared for is an atrocity,” Dr. Brinn continued. “We are here to prevent infant diseases, and they are here to end infant lives. We may not have the legal right to get them to move but we will do anything in our power to vocalize our personal disgust with their mission.”
Operation Rescue president Troy Newman also condemned the move.
“It is shameful that Ohio has placed the profit interests of abortionists ahead of the health and safety of women. We applaud Dr. Brinn’s brave stand in defense of children and encourage him to pursue all legal avenues to run Haskell’s abortion business out of town,” he told LifeNews.com in a statement today.
Newman continued, “With prayer and public support, we know these efforts can be successful.”
The pro-life advocate says Haskell moved from his Dayton location after it ran afoul of state law because he refused to comply with a statute requiring abortion centers to be licensed as ambulatory surgical centers and have a transfer agreement with a local hospital.
Newman says the Dayton abortion center had no such transfer agreement, and after years of legal wrangling, the State capitulated, granting Haskell a “variance” that allows him to operate without meeting the legal requirements legitimate clinics must meet.
Haskell’s newest location in Sharonville is not listed as a licensed ambulatory surgical center on the Ohio Department of Health web site, he noted. A receptionist at the abortion business told one of Operation Rescue’s undercover investigators that the Sharonville clinic is a surgical center.