The Capital Care abortion clinic can continue to serve patients, according to a Sixth District Court of Appeals of Lucas County ruling. The facility is the only abortion clinic in Northwest Ohio. The ruling upholds a lower court decision halting orders from the Ohio Department of Health to close the clinic.
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland issued the following statement: “The US Supreme Court said if an abortion restriction is burdensome and does not improve care, then it is unconstitutional. Ohio’s transfer agreement requirements for abortion providers are burdensome and medically unnecessary. Today’s ruling is a common-sense decision, and protects the health of women across Northwest Ohio. John Kasich can appeal this if he wants, but he will lose. All 17 abortion restrictions he has signed into law have been purely political, and none have been based in medical science. Ohioans deserve access to safe, legal abortion care.”