CINCINNATI, Ohio - Recently, Planned Parenthood's surgical abortion facility, the Elizabeth Campbell Surgical Center, was cited by the Ohio Department of Health for failure to obtain a transfer agreement, as required by an Ohio Right to Life legislative initiative signed into law last summer. This citation serves as a warning that the facility, which as of this summer is Cincinnati's last abortion clinic, could be shut down.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Today, a Quinnipiac University poll revealed that women prefer pro-life Governor John Kasich to Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald by a double-digit margin, 52-39%. Last summer, FitzGerald made abortion one of the central platforms of his campaign. Earlier this year, his campaign re-focused the election on the abortion issue when he chose pro-abortion activist Sharen Neuhardt as his running mate.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Today's release of the 2013 Ohio Abortion Report by the Ohio Department of Health shows that abortions last year hit an all-time low of 23,216. This is a 9 percent drop from last year (25,473 to 23,216). This is the lowest level since 1976, when record-keeping first began, and significantly lower (almost 18 percent) than 2010 levels (28,123 abortions).
COLUMBUS, Ohio - After this week, one of Columbus's three abortion facilities, Complete Health Care for Women, will no longer be performing surgical abortions. Operated by Mervyn Samuel and Milroy Samuel, the facility has been open for the last 40 years. The decision to stop surgical abortions appears to be voluntary.
SHARONVILLE, Ohio - Today, the Lebanon Road Surgery Center announced an end to its court battle to continue surgical abortions. Last week, Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jerry Metz, a Democrat, upheld two previous orders to close the late-term abortion facility. The center, ran by late-term abortionist Martin Haskell, stated it will not appeal the decision but will now act as only a referral site for his second abortion facility in the Dayton area.