Capital Care of Toledo Violates State Health Laws
TOLEDO, Ohio--Today, Ohio Right to Life obtained documents issued by the Ohio Department of Health relating to a Toledo area abortion clinic violating state regulations. Capital Care Network of Toledo was provided notice by state health officials of its noncompliance, which according to state law, will result in the abortion provider closing in order to protect pregnant women's health.
"Ohio Right to Life's legislative initiatives are successfully protecting women's health and saving lives as evidenced with this upcoming closure," said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life. "Holding abortion clinics to high standards to protect the safety of pregnant women is a health initiative all Ohioans can agree upon."
According to Ohio law, Capital Care exists as an Ambulatory Surgical Facility and because of this status, the clinic is not a full-service medical facility. In order for Capital Care Network of Toledo to operate legally, the clinic has to have a transfer agreement with a full-service hospital to handle all cases of abortion complications against the mother.
Capital Care is the third abortion clinic to be closed in Ohio since January due to either health and safety violations or illegal operations.
"The abortion clinics that have been closed were exposed for operating under unsanitary, unsafe and illegal circumstances. No longer will abortion providers get a free pass and put profits ahead of protecting women's health," said Gonidakis.
To read a copy of the Ohio Department of Health's letter to Capital Care Network of Toledo click here.
Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 local chapters, 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.