A pro-lifer in Ohio contents there's a good reason why many abortion clinics can't win favor with other segments of the medical community.
A case in point is Capital Care, the last remaining abortion clinic in Toledo, Ohio. Owners have been unable to get a transfer agreement with a local hospital, which is required by state law. Mark Harrington of Created Equal was there when the case was argued before the Ohio Supreme Court.
"I think we're going to have a favorable ruling, and I believe that the Ohio Department of Health rule forcing this Toledo clinic to close is going to be upheld by the court," he says. "But that's just my opinion – I could be wrong, but I think it looks favorable from my vantage point."
Clinic attorneys argue the reason the requirement is on the books is to shut down abortion clinics, but Harrington says that's not true. He points out that all ambulatory surgery clinics in Ohio – and there are hundreds of them – are required to have hospital transfer agreements in case of a post-surgery emergency.
"The fact that an abortion clinic can't find a local hospital to agree to these types of transfer agreements tells us all we need to know – and that is that abortion is not healthcare and that these abortion mills are not health clinics," Harrington tells OneNewsNow.
"Abortion is the dark side of medicine – and hospitals and the medical community really just don't want anything to do with them."
The state contends abortion clinics should not get a pass when it comes to compliance with state law. Other ambulatory surgical clinics don't get a pass and do have hospital transfer agreements.