From the Columbus Dispatch: “The [Ohio] Senate tonight passed a two-year, $71.3 billion budget that would cut income taxes by $1.7 billion, freeze tuition at state universities and implement language that could make it difficult for some abortion clinics in Ohio to stay open.”
Currently, Martin Haskell, owner and abortionist at Women’s Med in Kettering, is killing with a variance, not an actual transfer agreement. His variance is with doctors at Wright State Physicians who have their own transfer agreement with local private hospitals. Local activists and advocates have been fervently educating the public concerning physicians and hospitals that cover for Haskell, the self proclaimed pioneer of the late-term abortion. With this new provision, Haskell’s unapproved ‘variance’ may come to an end soon:
“Under state law, abortion providers are required to have a patient-transfer agreement with a private hospital. A budget amendment this week would require that a variance to that transfer agreement, such as one that has been pending for a Dayton clinic for about two years, must be approved by the Ohio Department of Health within 60 days, or it is denied.
“A second provision that would have required a transferring hospital be within 30 miles of the clinic was pulled from the bill at the request of Sen. Sandra Williams, D-Williams, who got two multi-faceted amendments approved and then agreed to be the only Democrat to vote for the bill….Sen. Kris Jordan, R-Powell, was the lone Republican “no” vote.”
Now, with variances being under the gun for approval, these illegal abortuaries can be shut down permanently until they can attain their own transfer agreement.
Women in Ohio, specifically in the Dayton/Miami Valley area, will be safe from unsavory conditions at Martin Haskell’s facility. Botched abortions are not new at Haskell’s abortuary; there has been THREE ambulances called to the facility in the last six months; TWO in one day last December. The abortionist on duty was Roslyn Kade. All three emergencies were on ‘late-term’ days. Read about that here.