FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, January 21, 2014 (Cincinnati, OH): Sharonville Ohio’s dirty stigma as an abortion city is lifted! The Ohio Department of Health has denied notorious late term abortionist, Martin Haskell, a license to operate his Women’s Med Center abortion facility in this city. The facility’s operations are to cease effective February 4, 2014.
“It is past time this abortion business was denied operations, for the health and well-being of this community and beyond, but even more for the little lives saved and for women’s safety,” said Paula Westwood, Executive Director, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. “Cincinnati Right to Life has been working for years to this end. Even if Haskell should appeal to the courts, his days of operation in this area are numbered.”
Martin Haskell is known nationwide as a leading proponent of the gruesome partial birth abortion procedure. He has been performing abortions for months in Sharonville without a license, and without a transfer agreement or variance (exception) required of ambulatory surgical facilities in Ohio to cover patient emergencies at an area hospital.
The Women’s Med Center is one of two abortion providers in Greater Cincinnati, together with Planned Parenthood responsible for the deaths of at least 2,500 unborn babies per year, and the emotional and spiritual devastation of their mothers and fathers.
Haskell has been targeting women and their babies for abortion in Greater Cincinnati and the tri-state since the early 1970s. In November 2010, pediatrician Dr. Stephen Brinn exposed Haskell’s move from Jefferson Road in Cincinnati to Sharonville next to Dr. Brinn’s practice, initiating a public outcry in this family-friendly community.
Cincinnati Right to Life has focused on closing the Women’s Med Center on every front possible–with grassroots pro-life citizens, pregnancy care centers, interfaith on-site prayer participants and sidewalk counselors, government officials, Operation Rescue, Ohio Right to Life and countless more.
Thank you to each and everyone who has worked and prayed for this decision!
Established in 1971, Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati is the largest Right to Life chapter in Ohio and a primary force for grassroots pro-life awareness locally, statewide, and sometimes nationally–working to establish a life-affirming culture by organizing legislative efforts, encouraging pro-life candidates and office holders, and monitoring public and private entities’ decisions and practices affecting life issues.