Ohio Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Put on Notice: Obey the Law or Shut Down

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 24, 2014   |   11:13AM   |   Columbus, OH

An Ohio planned Parenthood abortion business has been put on notice by state officials that it needs to comply with a pro-life law the legislature approved to protect women’s health or it will be forced to close.

plannedparenthood112Recently, Planned Parenthood’s surgical abortion facility, the Elizabeth Campbell Surgical Center, was cited by the Ohio Department of Health for failure to obtain a transfer agreement. Such agreements, which help protect women who are victimized by botched abortions, are required by an Ohio Right to Life legislative initiative signed into law last summer.

The citation from the Ohio health department serves as a warning that the facility, which as of this summer is Cincinnati’s last abortion clinic, could be shut down.

“With each passing month, we are seeing Ohio’s abortion industry crumble because of their own inability to comply with the law,” said Stephanie Ranade Krider, executive director of Ohio Right to Life. “Their failure to comply with basic health and safety regulations further demonstrates that Planned Parenthood and Big Abortion do not have women’s best interests at heart.”

Krider told LifeNews that, after two facilities halted abortions this summer, eight abortion facilities remain in the state of Ohio. In late July, Planned Parenthood of Bedford Heights was fined $25,000 for health violations which included the improper storage of human tissue.

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“Across the state, Planned Parenthood is outing itself as the phony health provider that it really is,” said Krider. “Their continued violations of state law and basic common sense should serve as a warning sign to Ohio’s women that this industry is looking to exploit them, their children, and their pocketbooks to stay in business.”

Because of the abortion clinic closings resulting from the pro-life law, Ohio abortions are at a record low.