From Ohio Right to Life
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, Ohio Right to Life obtained a notification from the Ohio Department of Health that Women's Med Center of Dayton (WMC) has been denied a variance request and given 30 days to submit a new variance request. The facility, located in Kettering, is run by Martin Haskell, the abortionist who popularized the now-banned partial-birth abortion. The Department of Health attributed its variance denial to the facility's "insufficient" number of back-up physicians. The State of Ohio requires ambulatory surgical facilities to have a written transfer agreement with a local hospital to provide continued care in the event of emergencies. If a facility cannot obtain an agreement, it may request a variance from the law, providing a sufficient number of back-up physicians.
"Ohio Right to Life has been working to see this notorious abortionist shut down for decades," said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life. "It's absolutely stunning to see the abortion industry bend the rules at the expense of women's health and babies' lives, all for the sake of the bottom dollar. We are hopeful that this could be the last step in finally shuttering one of Ohio's last late-term abortionists."