Capital Care Network of Toledo Fined $40,000 by the Ohio Department of Health

Toledo’s last abortion clinic caught breaking Ohio law - endangering the health and safety of a woman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       CONTACT: Jamieson Weaver
DATE: Tuesday, September 11, 2017     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Today, Ohio Right to Life announced that the Ohio Department of Health issued a significant Civil Fine of $40,000.00 against Capital Care Network of Toledo, the last remaining abortion clinic in Toledo.  Pursuant to a public records request, Health investigators discovered Capital Care violating health and safety standards at its facility.

State health inspectors discovered that after one woman had an abortion, the doctor believed that he might have perforated the woman’s bowel. Capital Care Network did not follow their own medical emergencies procedure, in which they should have called 911. Instead, they sent the patient out the back door and into an employee’s personal car. They dropped her off at the hospital, and then came right back, not ensuring that the woman was treated promptly.

“Capital Care Network yet again was caught breaking Ohio’s health and safety regulations.  Will a woman have to die before this facility is shut down for good?” said Michael Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life.  “The Health Department investigation revealed that a woman’s life was in danger and she needed real medical care, yet Capital Care couldn’t be bothered to even call 911 and ensure that the woman received real care. Capital Care Network proves yet again that it cares more about capital than care.”

Capital Care Network’s fine comes at almost the same time as their upcoming Ohio Supreme Court case, Capital Care Network of Toledo v. State of Ohio Department of Health. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in this case on Tuesday, September 12, to determine if Capital Care Network can remain open, although it was ordered closed a few years ago because it lacked a transfer agreement with a local hospital. Pro-Life Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office will defend this important pro-life law.

To see a copy of the public records request, click here.

To see a copy of the public records from the Ohio Department of Health, click here.

Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 chapters and local affiliates, is Ohio's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death.

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