Late-Term Abortion Biz Will Close Down, Making Dayton, Ohio Abortion-Free

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 30, 2022   |   12:22PM   |   Dayton, Ohio

A notorious late-term abortion clinic in Dayton, Ohio will finally close down on September 15, making the city abortion-free.

The Women’s Med Dayton was frequently in the news for injuring women in botched abortions, losing its medical license or for killing babies in very late abortions. But the abortion center has announced that it will permanently close down next month.

Following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a ruling in July rejecting a request from abortion businesses to block the state’s heartbeat law that bans abortions when an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected. After that decision, the Women’s Med Dayton abortion facility was forced to stop killing babies in abortions after 6 weeks — so it started referring any abortion customers to its Indianapolis location for later abortions.

But when Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed his state’s abortion ban earlier this month, that took away the abortion center’s backup plan to sell abortions. As a result, the Dayton abortion company is closing down.

Because the abortion center doesn’t do legitimate health care, a representative told the local media that it just doesn’t get many customers now with the heartbeat abortion ban in place.

“It’s just so few patients that it doesn’t make sense to stay open,” the person said.

Ohio Right to Life President Michael Gonidakis celebrated the decision in comments to LifeNews.

“Since Ohio’s Heartbeat law went into effect this past June, Women’s Med stopped performing abortions at their Ohio location and instead referred patients to their Indiana location. Due to Indiana’s recently enacted pro-life law going into effect on September 15th, Women’s Med will now be closing both locations permanently,” he explained.

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“Ohio Right to Life is grateful that this notorious abortion facility will shut down for good.  An unimaginable number of babies have lost their lives there. No longer will the greater Dayton area be subjected to this great tragedy,” Gonidakis added.

The pro-life leader said pregnant women have plenty of other options instead of abortion.

He said, “There are countless life-affirming options for pregnant women to receive real health care, prenatal care, and various social services to ensure both her and her baby are healthy and safe.  We know the Montgomery County pro-life and health care community stand ready to provide true care to each and every pregnant woman in need.”

As LifeNews reported, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, with a 6-3 majority ruling in the Dobbs case that “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion” — allowing states to ban abortions and protect unborn babies. The high court also ruled 6-3 uphold the Mississippi 15-week abortion ban so states can further limit abortions and to get rid of the false viability standard.

Chief Justice John Roberts technically voted for the judgment but, in his concurring opinion, disagreed with the reasoning and said he wanted to keep abortions legal but with a new standard.

Texas and Oklahoma had banned abortions before Roe was overturned and Missouri became the first state after Roe to protect babies from abortions and South Dakota became the 2nd. Then Arkansas became the third state protecting babies from abortions and Kentucky became the 4th and Louisiana became the 5th and Ohio became the 6th and Utah became the 7th and Oklahoma became the 8th and Alabama became the 9th. This week, Mississippi became the 10th and South Carolina became the 11th,Texas became the 12th with its pre-Roe law and Tennessee became the 13th.

Michigan, Wisconsin and West Virginia have old pro-life laws on the books but there is question about whether they are applicable and will be enforced.

Ultimately, as many as 26 states could immediately or quickly ban abortions and protect babies from certain death for the first time in nearly 50 years.

The 13 total states with trigger laws that would effectively ban all or most abortions are: Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

“Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives,” Alito wrote.

“Roe was egregiously wrong from the start. Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences,” Alito wrote. “And far from bringing about a national settlement of the abortion issue, Roe and Casey have enflamed debate and deepened division.”

Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer authored a joint dissent condemning the decision as enabling states to enact “draconian” restrictions on women.

Polls show Americans are pro-life on abortion and a new national poll shows 75% of Americans essentially agree with the Supreme Court overturning Roe.

Despite false reports that abortion bans would prevent doctors from treating pregnant women for miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies, pro-life doctors confirm that is not the case. Some 35 states have laws making it clear that miscarriage is not abortion and every state with an abortion ban allows treatment for both.