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Abortion Opponents Want Ohio To Revoke License Of Toledo's Lone Clinic

Abortion protesters at the Ohio Statehouse.
Jo Ingles
Statehouse News Bureau
Abortion protesters at the Ohio Statehouse.

Abortion opponents have asked the Ohio Department of Health to consider taking action against Toledo’s only abortion clinic.

Earlier this year, the Toledo clinic was limited to medication only procedures because it couldn’t comply with a state law. Since then, it has complied and is back to doing surgical abortions. Ohio Right to Life’s Mike Gonadakis says the state should pull the center’s license because of questions about health, safety and tax issues.

“When you culminate all of these things together and you look at the situation we have with Capital Care, you have to scratch your head and wonder," Gonidakis says.

However Kellie Copeland with NARAL Pro Choice Ohio says there’s no question the facility is operating legally and characterizes the complaint as just a complaint.

“This complaint – it’s sour grapes. It’s more of the same," Copeland says.

The complaint says the Ohio Department of Health isn’t addressing issues that warrant the clinic’s closure.

Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.