ODH Keeps Abortion Center Open to Avoid Lawsuit
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 20, 2014 (Cincinnati, OH) – Ohio Department of Health Director Rick Hodges has granted a variance to Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio’s abortion headquarters on Auburn Ave. in Cincinnati–accepting doctors with privileges at area hospitals to cover for patient emergencies, rather than a transfer agreement.
No area hospital will grant this Planned Parenthood affiliate a transfer agreement. The variance goes beyond hospitals’ decisions and permits Planned Parenthood to remain open using their services. Planned Parenthood has canceled its lawsuit against the Ohio Department of Health director.
“To avoid a lawsuit, the Ohio Department of Health has catered to the abortion industry and thus ensured continued wounding of women and the death of their unborn babies,” said Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati.
“Prayer and witness will continue at this facility for as long as it takes to ensure that every life, born and unborn, is guaranteed the gift of life.”