As September 1 grows closer, a dozen more Texas abortion clinics prepare to close their doors, leaving just eight legal abortion facilities.
The clinic decided not to appeal a Hamilton County judge’s ruling that the Ohio Department of Health was within its rights when it revoked the clinic’s license earlier this year.
The tragic shooting death of an unarmed Missouri teenager by a police officer is a wake-up call for advocates that police brutality is a reproductive justice issue.
The judge said that he doesn’t have the jurisdiction to overturn the Ohio Department of Health’s decision revoking the clinic’s license, thereby forcing it to close. The clinic will have to shut down in five days unless it appeals the decision.
On Monday, an Ohio judge issued a stay allowing the Capital Care Network abortion provider to remain open while the state court decides its appeal.
Texas abortion providers are challenging a law that requires them to operate as hospital-like ambulatory surgical centers before it is scheduled to go into effect September 1.
The last abortion clinic in Toledo, Ohio, will be forced to close because, it was told by the state health department, its transfer agreement with the University of Michigan Health System does not fit the criteria of state law, which requires the transfer hospital to be “local.”
The closure leaves the state with just three clinics that provide abortion care.
The study is the first academic evaluation of the impact of HB 2 to be released since the law passed last year.
While witnesses on both sides of the issue claimed to be in favor of protecting women’s health, anti-choice witnesses relied heavily on debunked science and distorted interpretations of the bill to make many of their claims.