According to pro-life watchdog group Operation Rescue, an abortion business in Ohio that is operating with an expired license recently sent an abortion client to the hospital with injuries.
On July 25, 2020, Northeast Ohio Women’s Center called 911 for a 29-year-old patient who was suffering “uncontrolled bleeding” after undergoing a surgical abortion at the facility. Operation Rescue was able to obtain the 911 records and learned that the staff member who called 911 asked that the ambulance drive to the back door upon arrival. Pro-life advocates on the scene were able to take photographs of the ambulance despite attempts by clinic escorts to block the unfolding medical emergency with a large banner.
Northeast Ohio Women’s Center is operating without a current license. The center’s previous license expired more than a year ago on March 31, 2019, and the last inspection on record for the facility was over three years ago in July 2017. That inspector listed 24 pages of deficiencies at the facility.
The owner of Northeast Ohio Women’s Center, 73-year-old abortionist David Burkons, had his license suspended for six months in 2017 after he was caught prescribing narcotics to patients and friends without making note of the prescriptions in their medical charts.
Despite this, the Ohio Department of Health has allowed the abortion business to continue to operate — but it is not the only unlicensed abortion business open in the state.
“Ohio has a chronic problem of allowing abortion facilities to operate on expired facility licenses. We have seen some facilities continue to do business on licenses that have been expired for years,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “The Ohio Department of Health has failed in its duty to ensure that Ohio abortion facilities have current licenses and meet all requirements. This puts women in danger, and may have contributed to the serious injury that recently hospitalized one of their abortion clients.”
According to Operation Rescue, Women’s Med Center, a late-term abortion facility in Dayton, was allowed to remain open despite a ruling from the Ohio Supreme Court to allow the closure order to stand. The Ohio Department of Health continues to ignore the rules when it comes to abortion businesses, and as a result, women suffer and babies continue to die.
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