Toledo, Ohio is closer to being abortion free once again.
An Ohio abortion facility that was caught putting woman’s lives in jeopardy and violating state health and safety laws has been forced to relinquish its license to do surgical abortions.
In 2018, the Ohio health department revoked Capital Care Network’s license after it was caught violating a requirement that ambulatory surgical facilities have a written transfer agreement with a hospital for patient emergencies. However, the abortion business later complied with the requirement and received a new license.
The abortion business was eventually fined and contested the fine.
Today, Capitol Care Network of Toledo surrendered their ambulatory surgical facility license and will no longer perform surgical abortions.
Stephanie Ranade Krider, vice president of Ohio Right to Life, told LifeNews.com she was delighted by the news.
“Ohio Right to Life welcomes this news today. After years of legal trouble with proper licensure and inadequate safeguards, this is a victory for not only the pro-life movement, but for the women of Ohio. This clinic has acted in a reckless and above the law manner, putting women’s health and safety at risk for years. Just last year, this same facility perforated a woman’s bowel before shuttling her in an employee’s vehicle to a nearby hospital,” she said.
Whule the abortion center will stop killing babies in surgical abortions it will probably continue selling the dangerous abortion pill.
Krider added: “While this facility will undoubtedly continue to profit off of women seeking chemical abortions, with over 1,300 abortions in Lucas County in 2017, the loss of their surgical license will save many lives.”
“In the last 9 years we have see 22 pro-life initiatives pass, half of Ohio’s abortion facilities shuttered, and the number of abortions fall by over twenty-five percent. Today we are one step closer to an abortion free Ohio,” she added.
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Last year, the Ohio Department of Health fined Capital Care Network in Toledo $40,000 for violating emergency procedures involving a patient whose bowel may have been perforated. Rather than call 911, the abortion facility employees took the woman out the back door and into one of their personal vehicles on April 1, 2017, state health investigators found. An employee dropped off the woman at a local hospital and then drove away, not even leaving the woman’s medical records with the hospital – a violation which abortion clinic owner Terrie Hubbard admitted to.
According to a letter from ODH Director Lance Himes and an attached inspection report, on April 11, 2017, ODH representatives inspected the Capital Care in response to a complaint.
Those inspectors reviewed the chart for “Patient 1” and interviewed staff members, including “Staff A,” a “patient advocate” who drove Patient A and her “significant other” to the Toledo Hospital emergency room in her private vehicle and dropped them off before returning to work.
The inspection report indicated that Patient 1 was 11.5 weeks pregnant when she went to the Capital Care Network for a suction abortion using a plastic vacuum tip. An ultrasound revealed possible retained tissue, but after an inspection of the aborted baby remains, staff reported that they found “placenta with complete fetal parts.” The unnamed abortionist noted in Patient 1’s chart, “possible perforation of bowel in cavity,” then ordered that she be “transferred to the hospital for an ultrasound.”
In order for a bowel to be perforated by a plastic vacuum tip during an abortion, it would require the uterus to be perforated first. The combined uterine and bowel perforations are life-threatening injuries.
The inspection report noted five serious violations identified by the Ohio Department of Health:
• Failure to ensure the Medical Emergencies policy was implemented as written;
• Failure of staff to document and review the event;
• Failed to document and review all adverse events as part of its Quality Assurance program;
• Failed to ensure that the patient transported to the hospital was accompanied by her medical record;
• Failure to provide the patient with discharge instructions upon leaving the facility.
The abortion business is the last one in Toledo.