This morning, public records indicating that Founder's Women's Health Clinic has applied for a variance from the department of health after Grant Hospital declined to continue its transfer agreement with the facility and no hospital within a 30 mile radius agreed to work with the abortion clinic.
According to the variance request, the clinic is asking for a variance from the long-time state law and policy requiring that all ambulatory surgical facilities (including those that perform abortions) have a transfer agreement with a local hospital. Under the variance provisions, enacted in HB 59 in 2013, a facility that cannot obtain a transfer agreement may contract with alternate physicians who have admitting privileges at a local hospital.
It is not surprising that legitimate medical facilities do not want to have a cooperative arrangement with a clinic that is so besieged with legal and medical difficulties. Just last week, Greater Columbus Right to Life identified that Founder's owes nearly a million dollars to city, state, and federal tax authorities. In recent years the clinic has also come under fire for failing to notify patients that the abortion doctor lacked medical malpractice insurance, for hiring a known-child sex offender as an OBGYN and abortion provider whose employment was only terminated at the clinic when he was charged with a repeat offense of child pornography, for performing a uterine abortion on a woman whose pregnancy who experienced ecotopic pregnancies in her Fallopian tubes and had to be rushed to the hospital when they burst. The clinic also has many citations for health and safety violations.
Founder's abortion clinic is a bad place because is a place dedicated to the intentional destruction of unborn human life. That would not change if the facilities were cleaner, if they paid their taxes, or if the clinic had an upstanding record of quality patient care. However, we firmly believe that because of the utter evil of abortion, all of these sick things follow. It is why we are committed to continuing to expose the reality of conditions at the abortion clinic. We invite you to join us. Visit www.thisclinichurtswomen.com to learn more about Founder's Women's Health, or join us on the sidewalk in peaceful prayer at www.gcrtl.org/pray.