Greater Columbus Right to Life Issues Press Release
Oral arguments related to Ohio's law which requires all ambulatory surgical facilities, including those which provide abortions, to obtain a transfer agreement or enter into a variance agreement were held on September 12, 2017. The lawsuit was filed after a Toledo area abortion clinic operated by T&S Management had its license revoked for failing to have a local transfer agreement. The clinic argued that its agreement with a Michigan hospital was sufficient under the law and filed suit against the state. Documents related to the case, Capital Care Network of Toledo v. State of Ohio Dept. of Health, can be read on the Ohio Supreme Court's docket. Greater Columbus Right to Life issued the following statement following oral arguments before the Court.
GCRTL Urges Court to Uphold Health & Safety Regulation
COLUMBUS – Greater Columbus Right to Life joined other pro-life organizations today in support of Ohio’s law requiring ambulatory surgical facilities, including those ambulatory surgical facilities which provide surgical abortions, to have in place a basic agreement and protocol to ensure patients undergoing surgical procedures can be provided with seamless intervention in emergencies. Ohio law requires that every ambulatory surgical facility, including those which provide surgical abortions, meet this standard by either entering into a transfer agreement with a local hospital or by obtaining a variance – an agreement that arranges for a back-up physician with admitting privileges at a local hospital who can take over the care of the patient in an emergency.
While abortion advocates and those who profit from abortion attempt to argue that this is an unnecessary burden and unfairly targets abortion clinics, we are confident that the Justices of the Ohio Supreme Court, journalists, and unbiased members of the public will see through this specious claim for at least three reasons: 1) Every other ambulatory surgical facility is able to meet the requirement, 2) The law’s variance provision serves the health and safety purpose of the law for those who are unable to meet the primary requirement if a local hospital chooses not to participate in the abortion business, and 3) This particular clinic isn’t suffering because of an unfair, unreasonable, unjust, or vague law targeting abortion clinics, but because of its own shameful reputation.
Woefully missing from the public discussion related to this case has been the degree to which the clinic suffers from its own reputation and business practices. We have firmly established that Capital Care Network and its related clinics have a history of unwise, dangerous, and illegal actions. From hiring known (and repeat) child sex offenders to operating filthy clinics and from injuring patients to neglecting to pay taxes or file business registrations, the clinics owned and operated by T&S Management, including Capital Care Network of Toledo, have cut corners at every level – defrauding taxpayers and endangering women. One need look no further than here in Columbus where a local hospital agreed to a transfer agreement with another abortion clinic but has refused to renew its agreement with Founder’s Women’s Health, which is managed by T&S Management. That no one wants to work with a tax-cheating, patient-endangering, pedophile-hiring, lawsuit-creating abortion clinic is no reason to create a special carve-out for abortion clinics from Ohio’s ambulatory surgical facility law. This is not a witch-hunt; it is the reasonable regulation of a business that operates with the scruples of the back alley under the pretense of legality.
Let there be no doubt: Greater Columbus Right to Life does not oppose the work done by Capital Care Network because they have shoddy business practices or frequently injure women. We object, without exception, to any act which intentionally destroys innocent human life, including unborn children. We also understand that not everyone shares that view, and we will continue to engage those who disagree with us in the marketplace of ideas. However, no one benefits when allegiance to pro-abortion ideology trumps patient safety and contributes to a cover-up for dangerous clinics.
Capital Care Network Fined $40,000
In the past few years, Greater Columbus Right to Life has documented dozens of situations where Founder's Abortion Clinic in Columbus and its sister clinic, Capital Care Network of Toledo have violated numerous Ohio, municipal, and federal laws relating to both abortion and basic business regulations. Today, on the eve of oral arguments in front of the Ohio Supreme Court that will determine if the clinic is permitted to stay open without a valid transfer agreement, Ohio Right to Life published information that Capital Care Network of Toledo has been fined $40,000 for how it handled the medical emergency when a patient's bowel was perforated during an abortion.
The Ohio Department of Health Inspection Record cites, "an elective abortion procedure was performed at 11:15 am by using a plastic vacuum tip and suctioning the uterine contents. An ultrasound at the end of the procedure revealed possible retention of products of conception. Gross tissue examination revealed the 'placenta with complete fetal parts'. The physician who performed the procedure noted, 'possible perforation of bowel in cavity."
The ODH inspection found that the clinic did not follow an emergency procedure in place and that a clinic 'patient advocate' drove the patient to the hospital in her personal vehicle. When asked why an ambulance was not called, the patient advocate replied, "I guess the Doctor didn't feel it was that much of an emergency."
Wikipedia notes that, "Even with maximum treatment the risk of death can be as high as 50%" for patients with a perforated bowel" - primarily due to the risk of infection as bowel contents enter the body.
It does not take a large leap to understand that the clinic's priority was not on providing a quality of care to its patient; it was on ensuring that an ems vehicle was not called to the scene of the accident.
This is just another in a long list of bad decisions at an abortion clinic run by T&S Management that is dangerous to women and deadly to babies. You can read more of our coverage at our abortion-pill and Columbus clinics resources page.
It is also noteworthy that this is another transgression that came to light because pro-life volunteers were praying outside of a local abortion clinic and able to document what happened. The initial story was reported on by Operation Rescue, when pro-life volunteers outside of the clinic reported something extremely unusual. Operation Rescue's full report can be read online.
We are currently recruiting participants in our prayer program. To learn more about the program, fill out our survey online. You can also sign up for an upcoming training class or register for 40 Days for Life.
Breaking: Planned Parenthood in Delaware Closing
While Planned Parenthood has not made a formal announcement, reports from patients were confirmed with a phone call by Greater Columbus Right to Life that the Delaware, Ohio, office of Planned Parenthood is scheduled to close at the end of September/beginning of October. The Delaware office does not perform surgical abortions, but does refer patients for abortion to Planned Parenthood abortion facilities. Last year, 149 women living in Delaware had abortions.
It should be noted that while the Planned Parenthood in Delaware offers only a limited number of reproductive health care services and abortion referrals, and while the next closest Planned Parenthood office is located about a 45 minute car-drive away, women in Delaware have a number of places that they can go for pregnancy help and comprehensive medical care on a reduced or sliding scale. Pregnancy Resources of Delaware County (PRDC) is available to help pregnant or possibly pregnant women of all ages and incomes with confidential and caring help and friendship. There are also numerous medical clinics that offer comprehensive medical care within a 25 mile radius – the same distance as the next-closest Planned Parenthood. We recommend WWW.GetYourCare.Org as a resource for anyone to locate nearby medical, dental, and other services.
In the interim, we are inviting friends and neighbors to join us at the GCRTL/PRDC booth at the Delaware County Fair (Sept 16-23rd) at the Coliseum, north side. You are also invited to visit the St. Joan of Arc Memorial display of crosses from September 23rd until October 1st. The display of nearly 4000 crosses is a visual representation of the approximate number of abortions each day in the United States. Individuals and churches are also invited to join in the 40 Days for Life Campaign, from September 27th through November 5th. Nationally, 89 vigil sites for the 40 Days for Life campaign have closed. The campaign will be held at Founder’s abortion clinic, 1243 E Broad Street.
Note: The closure of Planned Parenthood was confirmed after reports from current patients and by a phone call placed to the scheduling office. That notwithstanding, it has not yet been announced or publicly affirmed by Planned Parenthood and is subject to change.
Are Clinics committing 4th degree felonies?
Recently, Greater Columbus Right to Life completed a review of the reported complications from the use of RU-486 (also called Mifeprex or mifepristone) in Ohio. In March of 2016, the FDA approved a change to the drug label. Ohio is one of several states that requires the abortion-inducing drug, which carries a REMS black box warning, to be dispensed according to the FDA label. The label change effectively altered the dosing strength and extended the time in pregnancy that the abortion pill can be used from seven to ten weeks gestation. As part of that review, we were startled to learn that the rate of reported complications in Ohio has gone up by 400% since the FDA label change.
Our research was done by reviewing requested public records that are required to be filed by the dispensing physician each time any of a list of serious complications is reported or observed. This report, the “RU-486 Event Report” is required to be reported to the Ohio Medical Board under Ohio Revised Code 2919.123. Our office requested those public records for a time span that included January of 2012 through July of 2017. A compilation of the data revealed several surprises. The first was that we did not expect the increase to be as significant as it was: a five-fold increase in the fifteen months after the label change when compared to the fifteen months prior to the label change. The second was our observation that among the hundreds of public records which our office cataloged, there were no RU-486 Event Reports made by at least one network of for-profit abortion clinics operating in Ohio. There were no reports from either Capital Care Network of Toledo or Founder’s Women’s Health between 2012 and July of 2017, and there were no reports from the now closed Capital Care Network of Columbus (closed in 2012) or the now-closed Capital Care Network of Cuyahoga Falls (closed in 2013). The penalty for knowingly failing to file an RU-486 Event Report is a fourth degree felony on the first offense and a third degree felony for individuals who had previously been convicted of or plead guilty to one of several related offenses.
This is an incredible outlier, but we did not wish to jump to conclusions. After all, it is possible that the clinics did not provide RU-486 and it is theoretically possible that they did provide RU-486 but, unlike any other clinic in Ohio, did not have a single reported complication. Thus, we decided to investigate further prior to making any rushed claims against the businesses.
However, we have identified statements from the current websites of both Capital Care Network of Toledo and Founder’s Women’s Health that indicate the clinics have experienced a failure/complication rate of the abortion pill that is between five and seven percent. Previous versions of the websites for all of the clinics within the Capital Care Network and Founder’s network, including those no longer in operation, state a five percent failure rate of the abortion pill. The FDA label is not consistent with either statistic, as it notes a failure rate of between five and eight percent. There is no reasonable conclusion except that the currently operating Founder’s Women’s Health and Capital Care Network of Columbus as well as the now-closed Capital Care Network clinics have systematically failed to report RU-486 complications to the Ohio Medical Board.
While someone defending the clinics might argue that neglect of the reporting law was unintentional, it is hard to defend that not a single administrator, physician, nurse, staff member, or volunteer at a multi-clinic network of Ohio abortion providers was unaware of this provision in the law. Indeed, that defense begins to grow quite thin when we look at the history and business practices of these clinics. At every level, this network of companies is engaged in business practices that are either completely mismanaged or that willfully ignore the standards that are expected of any entity wishing to do business in the State of Ohio and especially those engaged in the practice of medicine. If it is the former, their facilities are not safe, and if it is the latter, their facilities are not operating in a legal manner.
To further detail some of these claims, it might be helpful to understand the details relating to the closure of Capital Care Network of Cuyahoga Falls as well as the subsequent Ohio Medical Board sanctioning of one of the physicians who practiced there: David Burkons. Mr. Burkons’ medical license was recently suspended for his prescribing practices, including prescriptions of controlled substances. As an aside, there do not appear to be any RU-486 Event Reports for Dr. Burkons when he was providing abortions at a Capital Care Network clinic (and there is no available information proving that he was or was not providing medical abortions and the abortion pill during his time at Capital Care), but after Capital Care Network of Cuyahoga Falls closed, Dr. Burkons opened a clinic in the same location and subsequently filed several RU-486 Event reports. Furthermore, we have recently sent a letter to the Ohio Secretary of State outlining the way in which Founder’s and Capital Care Network have operated (or failed to operate) their business over the past decade. While the delinquencies, unpaid taxes, missed filings, expired licenses, and more appear to be minor at a micro level, at a macro level they show that the clinics have the same contempt for our laws and regulations that they have for the dignity of unborn life.
Furthermore, in our review of the abortion pill label change and the Ohio incidence of abortion pill complications, we encountered a research study conducted by the University of California San Francisco and co-authored by a physician at Planned Parenthood in Columbus. The study analyzed the data on abortion pill complications from four Ohio abortion clinics between 2010 and 2014. Although the study was approved by a local ethics and research board, we noted several areas of concern. We are concerned that the clinics did not gain proper consent from patients before sending their private medical records to researchers. A recent scandal involving aborted fetal research practices outside of Ohio alleged that many (non-Ohio) Planned Parenthood affiliates failed to obtain the proper consent from clinic patients. A second concern is that the research notes indicate a high number of reported lost and incomplete reports that had to be excluded from the research: 352 and 17, respectively. The loss of these reports and subsequent inability to find them is very concerning, as is the failure to maintain complete and accurate patient reports, and should be investigated.
To be very clear: as an organization we believe abortion to be an act of absolute barbaric cruelty against an unborn human. We work every day to build a culture that protects innocent human life from the moment of conception until natural death. Were it not for the fact that these businesses exist for the primary purpose of intentionally destroying innocent, unborn, human life, these irregularities would not have come to our attention.
Our work is particularly focused on creating change at the personal level, which is why our focus is working with individuals, families, churches, and communities to change hearts and minds. However, we believe that the scope and scale of what appears to be happening amounts to systematic mismanagement and reckless disregard for accepted business and medical standards that directly places patients in danger and harms communities.
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Founders, Capital Care Network Ignore Ohio Laws
As a pro-life organization that has existed in central Ohio for more than 40 years, the primary focus of our work is educating the public on those things which diminish the value of innocent human life and inviting the community to build a culture that values and protects that innocent human life. Most often, that means working with churches, schools, and families on educational programming and faith-based projects. From time to time, it means that we serve as a watchdog organization, informing the public and elected officials of trends, actions, and activities within communities that support and promote abortion, euthanasia, or related threats to the value of innocent human life.
In such a recent project, we became aware that a network of Ohio abortion clinics, one of which is located here in central Ohio, appears to be in violation of 2919.123 of the Ohio Revised Code, a section dealing with required abortion reporting. In taking a closer look at the clinic and network’s business dealings, we observed a mind-boggling number of business and professional shortcuts and violations. We believe that the sum of these infractions violates the letter and the spirit of Ohio’s laws protecting consumers and the community at large. At a micro level the lapses seem minor, but a macro and connected view becomes decidedly concerning.
Certainly Ohio should be a leader in breaking down barriers to businesses of all sizes, and a strong tool in breaking down those barriers is the flexibility to help businesses that make minor filing errors return to compliance without being penalized out of business. However, when that flexibility is willfully ignored or recklessly abused, then our state needs to rethink how businesses are regulated or restructure how agencies grant licenses and permits to ensure that everyone is operating within our regulatory framework.
Because there is such a confusion of interrelated business entities, fictitious names, registered trade names, and ownership interests, this report will refer to the physical offices of the businesses as “Capital Care Network of Toledo,” located at 1160 W. Sylvania Ave; Toledo, OH 43612, and “Founder’s Women’s Health,” located at 1243 E. Broad Street; Columbus, OH 43205.
The business relationship between Founder’s and Capital Care Network was first publicly documented in 2012, when a Columbus office of Capital Care Network closed, and Capital Care Network, which at that time owned/operated 4-5 clinics in Ohio and Indiana, acquired (or assumed management of) Founder’s. In media reports at the time, the business transaction was explained as, “It’s going to look like a merger, but it is a purchase.” There do not seem to be any filings at the Ohio Secretary of State that indicate the business was purchased or merged, and in subsequent media reports, the “owner” of Capital Care Network was described as “managing” Founder’s Women’s Health. Irrespective of the exact nature of the working relationship, it is observable that the business activities of both are very integrated.
Founder’s Women’s Health
Founder’s Women’s Health Center is an ambulatory surgical facility (ASF) licensed by the Ohio Department of Health. The ODH license, available online, lists the owner as “N/A” and the operator as “Downtown Gynecologists.” Contact information for the clinic lists “firstname.lastname@example.org.” Indeed, The Founder’s Women’s Health Center is registered as a trade name for Downtown Gynecologists, INC. Attached are the trade name application from 2008 and the renewal in 2013. Downtown Gynecologists is a (medical) professional association and was incorporated in 1989 by Dr. Harley Blank, Dr. Karl Schaffer, and Dr. Robert Chosy. Drs. Blank and Schaffer continue to provide medical services at Downtown Gynecologists dba The Founder’s Women’s Health Center. Since 1989, the license has been subject to several cancellations for failure to file continued existence, failure to maintain agent, failure to pay taxes, and failure to file professional annual/biennial reports, etc. At one point the business license lapsed for nearly three years; Downtown Gynecologists was sent a cancellation notice in 2009 and did not file for reinstatement until 2012. Downtown Gynecologists subsequently filed back-dated reports through 2014, but was notified by the Ohio Secretary of State in September of 2016 that it was again delinquent and had 30 days to file the mandated report. That report was not filed, and in October of 2016, Downtown Gynecologists was sent a cancellation notice by the Ohio Secretary of state. Nonetheless, Downtown Gynecologists, dba The Founder’s Women’s Health Center, continues to be open and treat patients as well as advertise online, etc.
As we understand it, one of the statutory requirements of a licensed professional association, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 1785.06, is that each professional association must submit a biennial report to the Ohio Secretary of State with the names and addresses of shareholders as well as a statement that they are duly licensed and legally authorized to render the same professional service for which the professional association was granted. Drs. Schaeffer and Blank are actively licensed physicians in the State of Ohio. However, Dr. Robert Chosy retired from the practice of medicine several years ago and his medical license expired in 2009. Under Ohio Administrative Code 4731-22, a physician who is retired and enjoys emeritus status is no longer licensed to the practice of medicine in the State of Ohio. Ohio law seems to require that each member of a professional association be actively licensed to the practice for which the Association was formed (ORC 1785.02), not just a majority. If Dr. Chosy, by virtue of his retirement and expired medical license, is not authorized to practice medicine and by some other rule or ruling is not permitted to be a member of a licensed (medical) professional association, it is curious that he continues to be a member of Downtown Gynecologists, INC and that Dr. Blank or Founder’s administrator Judith Nolan signed the 2010, 2012, and 2014 Biennial Reports to the Ohio Secretary of State (SOS) certifying that he was. The language of the report form from the SOS states, “Authenticating this form constitutes a certification that all the below listed shareholders are duly licensed or otherwise legally authorized to render the professional services in this state of the profession that is listed above.”
Moreover, the physical property of 1243 E. Broad Street; Columbus, OH 43205 is, according to the Franklin County Auditor’s website, owned by Twelve Forty Three Company. There does not seem to be a business registered at the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office for that company, nor does there seem to be any reasonable variation of that name registered. However, in July of 1990, a filing with the Franklin County Recorder’s office lists a fictitious name certificate for a general partnership between Harley Blank, Robert Chosy, and Karl Schaeffer, MDs, in the name of The Twelve Forty Three Company.
Capital Care Network of Toledo
Capital Care Network of Toledo is an ambulatory surgical facility (ASF) licensed by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) in Toledo, Ohio. According to the ODH license, the clinic is operated by T&S Management of Columbus, LLC. The legal status of the clinic is currently the subject of litigation pending before the Ohio Supreme Court. In the appellee’s brief filed June 29, 2017 as part of that case, attorneys for Capital Care Network note, “Terrie Hubbard became the owner of Capital Care in 2010, and prior to that worked for Capital Care as a registered nurse for eight years.”
While that may be true, Capital Care Network of Toledo and Capital Care Network do not appear to be businesses or registered trade names associated with Terrie Hubbard. Instead, they were filed as trade names for G&H Management. The registered trade names of Capital Care Network and Capital Care Network of Toledo have expired. G&H Management is the subject of numerous State of Ohio lien praecipe between 2012 and 2016 alleging that the company owes more than $17,000 for unpaid commercial activities taxes. If either T&S Management or Ms. Hubbard acquired G&H Management, then their trade names have expired. If neither did, then it is uncertain how Capital Care Network of Toledo has been permitted to operate under that name for nearly a decade.
T & S Management of Columbus, LLC, is a licensed business and is listed as the operator of Capital Care Network of Toledo on the ODH ASF license. The company was incorporated in August of 2010 by Terrie and Steven Hubbard. Terrie is a registered nurse licensed to practice in Ohio. The filing for the corporation is current, but the company owes a significant amount of money to various taxing authorities including the City of Columbus, the State of Ohio, and the IRS. In tax lien praecipe filed in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas between 2015 and 2017, Ohio alone claims that T & S Management owes the state more than $220,000 from unpaid commercial activities and withholding taxes. It is unclear if these taxes are from business transactions at Founder’s in Columbus or Capital Care Network of Toledo, or both. This Ohio amount, while large, is just a fraction of the total money owed to all taxing entities, which at one recent review amounted to nearly a million dollars.
To be clear, we do not deny that as an organization we deeply object to the nature of the work that is done at Capital Care Network of Toledo and Founder’s Women’s Health Center. As an organization, we work every day to build a culture that protects innocent human life from the moment of conception until natural death. Were it not for the fact that these businesses exist for the primary purpose of intentionally destroying innocent, unborn, human life, these irregularities would not have come to our attention. That notwithstanding, we know that abortion is an issue that remains deeply divisive in Ohio and America today. We are prepared to take our defense of the dignity of human life to the marketplace of ideas, and we are willing to stand in judgement for those things which we have done and not done in the furtherance of our belief in the absolute value of all human lives. We do, however, ask that we are given a level playing field from which to defend the unborn, the elderly, the infirm, and the otherwise vulnerable and to challenge the idea that abortion is safe and legal. There is no level playing field when we follow the regulatory framework established by numerous state, local, and federal entities, but others do not. For example, as a nonprofit, an action as simple as soliciting donations in the City of Columbus requires that we provide financial forecasts, recent tax filings, lists of officers and directors, proof that we are in good standing with the IRS, the Secretary of State, the Attorney General’s Charitable Solicitations office, and more. While the policies at hand in no way are determined by the Ohio Secretary of State’s office, it is absurd that we are able to do all of this and maintain compliance but that a network of surgical centers is unable to maintain its business filings – even after delinquency notices and reminders.
We believe that it is very clear that this network of companies is engaged in business practices that are either completely mismanaged or that willfully ignore the standards that are expected of any entity wishing to do business in the State of Ohio. If it is the former, it is not safe, and if it is the latter, it is not legal.
Read more about our abortion pill project and our letter to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted asking for enforcement action.
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RU-486: Dangerous for Women & Deadly for the Unborn
Background: Ohio law requires that RU-486 (also called Mifeprex, mifeprifstone, or the abortion pill) be provided in-person by a physician and consistent with the FDA's label - instructions for its use. Ohio law also requires that every physician who provides the abortion pill promptly notify the state medical board of any serious complications experienced by women who take the abortion pill. In March of 2016, the FDA bowed to pressure from the abortion lobby to change the label - effectively lowering the required dose of the drug and extending the term in pregnancy, from seven to ten weeks, when it could be prescribed.
Several months ago, we decided to review the abortion pill complication report data starting in 2012 to see if there was an increase in the reported number of complications. What we found was astonishing - a nearly 400% increase in the reported rate of overall complications. What's more: we observed a dramatic shift in the types of complications reported toward those that pose more serious health risks to women. We also identified disingenuous research reports on the safety outcomes of Ohio women who had medical abortions, questionable consenting of patients whose records were transmitted to third-party researchers or lost by clinics, and we found evidence supporting claims that entire networks of abortion providers are showing systematic disregard for Ohio's abortion reporting requirements, business regulatory framework, and tax laws.
National Impact: We have released a preliminary report that highlights the massive increase in the number of abortion pill complications in Ohio. The report also describes the change in the severity of those complications. In response, we are calling for policy makers to close RU-486 loopholes and urging the FDA to review its decision regarding the RU-486 label.
Statewide Impact: We have contacted numerous statewide elected officials and agencies to share our findings with them, specifically as it relates to the other information we uncovered during our investigation. In our letter to the Ohio Secretary of State, we document dozens of examples of failure to register a business license, cancellations of business registration, failure to report professional association status, failure to pay taxes, and more. In our letter to the Ohio Attorney General, we document examples of abortion clinics failing to file abortion complication reports, mishandling of patient records, potential ethical violations regarding to consent to research, and more. In our letter to the Ohio Medical Board, we document failure to report abortion pill complications by numerous abortion pill providers as well as the continued participation of unlicensed individuals contributing to a medical practice. In each instance, we have asked the policy makers to review our findings, take any enforcement actions possible, and to let us know when they lack statutory authority for enforcement or enforcement referral, so that we can add to our existing policy recommendations.
Local Impact: It is beyond time for Founder's Women's Health Center to close. Either Founder's has substituted complete chaos for any semblance of management, or the management shows the same contempt for the laws of Ohio that it shows for the value of human life. The clinic has cut so many corners and ignored so many laws and regulations for so long that this is a hole from which it can never climb out.
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