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Ohio shuts down another abortion clinic
Cincinnati clinic is the fourth the state health department has ordered closed in the last year
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:

The Ohio Health Department has closed down another abortion clinic.

Health Director Ted Wymslo ordered the closure of the Lebanon Road Surgery Center in Cincinnati Friday. It’s the fourth shutdown ordered by the state over the last year. 

The clinic lacks a transfer agreement with a local hospital that GOP lawmakers included in a new state law. The law also forbids public hospitals from signing such agreements, and many private hospitals are Catholic institutions that will not sign them. But the Columbus Dispatch is reporting that the state accuses the clinic of a “history of problems.” 

Last year, the state shut down clinics in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Falls and Toledo. The clinic in Cuyahoga Falls has applied for a new license. 

The Cincinnati clinic has 15 days to appeal the closure.

 

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