In case you were wondering whether the Kermit Gosnell case was making a lick of difference:
The state is shutting down an abortion provider in Cuyahoga Falls.
The Ohio Department of Health recently issued an order to Capital Care Network, 2127 State Road, saying it was revoking the clinic’s Health Care Facility license to operate an outpatient surgical facility. The clinic is prohibited from “performing medical services, including surgical procedures, pharmaceutical services and anesthesia services,” according to an April 16 adjudication order.
This was done for health reasons: the Ohio DoH reportedly found “numerous violations during a Feb. 21 inspection, including undertrained staff, failure to maintain a safe and sanitary environment and failure to maintain patient documentation.” Capital Care’s Toledo facility has already come under criticism for skipping key paperwork in an agreement with the University of Toldeo; this news will probably not help the pro-abortion cause in Ohio. Which is no doubt a shame, but then again Capital Care could have simply kept its facilities up to code in the first place.
I note all of this because it’s sometimes forgotten that there’s more than one front in the war for public opinion. In this case, it has yet to be determined whether or not the media will allow the populace to get the full blast of what happens when you allow pro-abortion (as opposed to pro-choice) activists to take our current practical restrictions on third trimester abortions to… logical conclusions. But it’s certain that the people who make up state legislatures know all about Kermit Gosnell, and his Chamber of Horrors. And, fortunately, some of them are in a position to do something about it.
Moe Lane (crosspost)