FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stephanie Ranade Krider
DATE: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 302
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, Capitol Care Network of Toledo surrendered their ambulatory surgical facility license and will no longer perform surgical abortions.
The following statement may be attributed to Stephanie Ranade Krider, vice president of Ohio Right to Life:
Ohio Right to Life welcomes this news today. After years of legal trouble with proper licensure and inadequate safeguards, this is a victory for not only the pro-life movement, but for the women of Ohio. This clinic has acted in a reckless and above the law manner, putting women's health and safety at risk for years. Two years ago, this same facility perforated a woman's bowel before shuttling her in an employee's vehicle to a nearby hospital.
While this facility will undoubtedly continue to profit off of women seeking chemical abortions, with over 1,300 abortions in Lucas County in 2017, the loss of their surgical license will save many lives.
In the last 9 years we have see 22 pro-life initiatives pass, half of Ohio's abortion facilities shuttered, and the number of abortions fall by over twenty-five percent. Today we are one step closer to an abortion free Ohio.
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.