Court Upholds Denial of Ohio Abortion Clinic's License. Forced to Close
On August 22, The Women's Med Center of Dayton ran out of options to appeal a court decision that would close the facility. The Department of Health had denied them a license for not meeting regulations. The Women's Med Center went to court and lost, but was able to continue operating until they had exhausted all of their appeal options. On Wednesday, the Ohio Supreme Court declined to hear the case, thereby finalizing the decision.
The facility was unable to "maintain privileges at a local hospital. Instead, it applied for a variance that would have allowed it to substitute a hospital transfer agreement in lieu of hospital privileges." No hospital would enter an agreement with the clinic because of the number of hospitalizations and complications it had a history of causing. Click here for more.