Ohio Right to Life Urges Ohio Department of Health to Reject Hearing Examiner's Report

Report Recommends Reducing Health & Safety Fine Over 85%

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       CONTACT: Jamieson Weaver
DATE: Wednesday, October 10, 2018     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, the Ohio Department of Health released a Hearing Examiner's Report and Recommendation suggesting that the current $40,000 health & Safety fine levied against Capital Care Network of Toledo be reduced from $40,000 to $3,000.

The following statement can be attributed to Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life:

The original health and safety fine was levied against Capital Care Network because the Ohio Department of Health determined that a patient’s health and safety was put in danger.  It was reported that this woman suffered from a perforated bowel from a botched abortion performed at Capital Care Network. The staff of Capital Care Network then sent this woman, without any of her medical records, in the personal car of one of their employees. These actions by the abortion put this woman's life at risk, all because they apparently didn't want the optics of an ambulance in front of their so-called clinic.

The Health Department must reject this recommendation and enforce the original $40,000 fine. By doing so, health officials will send a clear message to Ohioans that patient rights and protections will be put above dangerous short cuts by these abortion facilities. If an abortion facility violates basic health and safety standards meant to protect women, a slap on the wrist is the last thing our regulators should be handing out.

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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To read the hearing examiner's report, click here.


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  • Dr. Jeff Koloze
    commented 2018-10-11 20:16:27 -0400
    I would urge all of my civil rights colleagues to assist in this effort, which is an excellent way to stop an infamous Toledo abortion clinic from harming more mothers, killing more unborn children, and alienating more fathers.

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