Toledo Women’s Center, also known as Capital Care Network, is a clinic known for its despicable conditions and inept care. Its current abortionist has a less than stellar record of medical “care,” and its past abortionist was embroiled in ongoing scandal.
Despite these facts, it has recently come to light that the University of Toledo is sending students to the clinic for abortion training. CCN has proven time and time again that it cannot or will not maintain excellent standards of care – and yet the next generation of doctors is training there?
CCN’s former abortionist, Thomas Michaelis, was convicted of Attempted Gross Sexual Imposition, Voyeurism, and Public Indecency in 1991. However, he returned to work in the abortion industry in 1997. Finally, in 2014, Michaelis was indicted on two criminal counts related to possessing and distributing child pornography. His license to practice was subsequently revoked – again.
“Thomas Michaelis was a child sex monster that found his hiding place in the abortion industry,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “The clinic provided him a free reign for his perverted passions. Who knows how many young girls Michaelis abused while they were under sedation?”
The clinic’s current abortionist and training instructor is Dr. David Burkons. From 2011-2012, during his time working as an abortionist for Planned Parenthood, seventeen of Burkons’ patients experienced moderate to severe complications from their abortions. His performance was so dismal, state records show that 41% of all medication abortion complications came from his office during those years.
But there’s more. On top of offering “care” from sexual predators and less-than-impressive doctors, Capital Care Network doesn’t seem to be too concerned about safety or sanitation. Upon inspecting the clinic, state officials found atrocious conditions: filthy walls, carpets, and furniture – even a bullet hole through the recovery room exit door. In 2011, Capital Care Network was cited for multiple violations of safety standards in infection control, cleaning procedures, and personnel training.
“It is beyond belief that the University of Toledo would send students to a filthy clinic with bullet holes and incompetent physicians,” said Newman. “Public universities must observe all state and federal laws to receive public funding. Capital Care Network is obviously operating in an illegal fashion. By entering into a professional relationship with this clinic, the University of Toledo is endangering its own students and finances.”