According to a press release from Ohio Right To Life, Capitol Care Network of Toledo just lost its license to commit surgical abortions. While they still can dispense chemical abortions, this is an important step. Furthermore, the loss of revenue from surgical abortions could likely lead them to close completely.
Ohio Right To Life wrote, “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. ”
GREAT NEWS! A Toledo abortion facility can NO LONGER commit surgical abortions!
— studentsforlifeaction (@SFLAaction) September 18, 2019
Breaking: Capitol Care Network surrenders surgical license. Toledo is now surgical abortion free!https://t.co/8HDp5cjC90
— Ohio Right to Life (@ohiolife) September 18, 2019
Lily Hutkowski, Indiana and Ohio Regional Coordinator for Students for Life of America welcomed the decision. Hutkowski stated, “Abortions of all kinds should be illegal. I am glad to see this great first step in making Ohio completely abortion-free. The pro-life generation is working every day to abolish abortion and make it both illegal and unthinkable.”
According to a recent report by the Guttmacher Institute, “Between 2011 and 2017, the number of clinics providing abortion in the U.S. declined from 839 to 808, with significant regional disparities, the report said. The South had a decline of 50 clinics, including 25 in Texas, and the Midwest had a decline of 33 clinics, including nine each in Iowa, Michigan and Ohio.”
According to CheckMyClinic.org, the facility has numerous violations, including, “Exam table was held together with duct tape, Surgical instruments not sterile, [and] No soap or paper towels at the handwashing sink in the operating room.”
This is great news for the pro-life movement, and for all the hardworking pro-life groups and activists in Ohio that kept the pressure up to end the abortion atrocities in this facility.