Closed for Good? Ohio Judge Orders Notorious Abortionist to Shutter Facility

Posted By on August 19, 2014

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SHARONVILLE, Ohio – A judge has ordered a notorious late-term abortionist in Ohio to close his facility once and for all, following months of legal disputes over the abortionist’s controversial abortion procedures and inadequate health standards.

Martin Haskell is the owner of the Lebanon Road Surgery Center in Sharonville, Ohio. The facility, according to reports, is one of the few centers in the greater Cincinnati area that offers late-term abortions up to 22 weeks gestation.

As previously reported, the Ohio Health Department ordered the Lebanon Road Surgery Center to close its doors late last year because the center failed to comply with new state health regulations. At the time, pro-life advocates commended the order to close the facility, citing Haskell’s long history of using controversial abortion methods.

“We are gratified to see yet another late-term abortionist shutting down,” Mike Gonidakis, Ohio Right to Life president and member of the state medical board, told reporters late last year. “As a result of this Health Department order, Martin Haskell, a strong proponent and former practitioner of the controversial and deadly partial-birth abortion procedure, will no longer be able to abort children and jeopardize women’s health in Hamilton County.”

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