Abortion is always wrong because it involves the intentional destruction of innocent human life.
However, we also see that abortion clinics break the laws regularly. Abortion advocates represent to the world that the laws of a state like Ohio are nothing more than political wrangling in order to trap abortion clinics into breaking the law, an effort to make it more difficult or more expensive to deny women comprehensive medical care, or a plot to control a woman’s autonomy. Consequently, abortion advocates object to things like requiring that abortion clinics pass the same health and safety standards of every other surgical facility in Ohio, even though there is a recorded history of filthy conditions at abortion clinics. Often, the public – with the assistance of friendly media portrayals – hears this and buys into it.
Because of the prevalence of this false narrative, one of the things that we do is document the unsafe and illegal activities of abortion clinics. Not because we think that abortions would be ok if they were in cleaner facilities, but because we think it is important to push back against this false narrative that is so accepted in our culture if we are to change the culture.
Early this summer, we learned that there were two lawsuits filed against the management company that operates one of the Columbus abortion clinics, T&S Management. Those familiar with our efforts as a clinic watchdog are probably familiar with T&S Management. For those who are not, we can briefly explain. In various public forums, Terrie Hubbard, an owner of T&S Management, has claimed to be the owner of the Toledo Capital Care Network abortion clinic and owner of the company that manages the Founder’s abortion clinic in Columbus. According to Secretary of State records, Founders is owned by Downtown Gynecologists. Downtown Gynecologists is owned by a trio of physicians, two of whom perform abortions at Founders and one of whom is a retired OBGYN and appears to be a member of Worthington City Council. The Ambulatory Surgical Facility(ASF) license for Founders indicates that the clinic is owned by Downtown physicians, with Ms. Hubbard’s (apparent) email as a contact and another person listed as facility administrator. As an aside, the Toledo CCN ASF license shows Mr. James as the administrator, provides the contact email for Ms. Hubbard, and lists T&S Management as the operator of the clinic. Lastly, we cannot forget her involvement with the former Cuyahoga Falls operation, which was shut down for a list of violations that included stealing patients’ blood without their knowledge. That ASF was shut down, but has now been re-opened by one of the abortion providers at Toledo’s Capital Care.
Oh what a tangled web to weave….
While we do not have information on how the business arrangement between Founder’s abortion clinic and T&S Management is written or operated on a day-to-day basis, we can say that Terrie and T&S management are in a bit of trouble with the City of Columbus. Based on recent lawsuits, it appears that they have failed to pay city income taxes on more than $1.2 million dollars in income between 2011 and 2013.
Here is how we derive that number.
In September of 2014, the City of Columbus filed a lawsuit against T&S Management for failing to pay $9776.52 of its total city tax liability of $164155.55 of 2011 and $11460.07 of its total city tax liability of $13370.59. Then, in May of this year, the City of Columbus filed another lawsuit against T&S Management for failing to pay any of its $10,982.77 of city tax liability. Together, this represents about $32,129 in unpaid tax liability with an additional (at the time of filing the cases) $18,000 in penalties, fees, and interest. All in, they appear to owe the City of Columbus at least $50,000. Columbus taxes business and personal income at a rate of 2.5%. Through a little reverse mathematics, we see this suggests that the total income on which they owe back taxes is $1,285,174.40. The total income that the City of Columbus asserts they earned those years is a little over $1.6 million.
Because sometimes business tax issues can get a little convoluted, we wanted to wait to report on this until we had a little more proof that the problem had not been addressed. However, just a few weeks ago, the city filed a lien against T&S Management for the 2011 and 2012 back taxes, penalties, fees, and interest of a little more than 33,000, which means that even though they court ruled in favor of the city of Columbus in November of 2014, T&S co-owner Terrie Hubbard (and her husband Steve) have not paid their taxes.
To be sure, the status of their 2013 case has not yet been finalized, although the 28 days that they had to respond to the complaint has passed with no record of a response, and the case is not currently scheduled to go to trial until 2016. We will keep an eye on Tax-Cheat-Terrie and her filthy clinics as these cases move forward, as well as if additional lawsuits are filed on 2014 or 2015 income taxes.
To be certain, the life of one child is worth far more than the roughly $50,000 owed to the Columbus Department of Taxation. The life of one child is worth more than the $1.6 million earned from 2011-2013. This is, however, another illustration of how abortion clinics operate outside of the law while convincing the general public that they are making an effort to help women.
As a reminder, Al Capone was believed to be responsible for the death of many people, but it was a conviction of tax fraud that put him in prison.
We do not wish any ill on Ms. Hubbard, and we will continue to pray for her conversion. We will continue to pray for women who think that their best and only option is abortion. We will continue to take action to end abortion in our community. We will also call for an end of the hypocrisy. It’s time for Tax-Cheat Terrie to pay her taxes and the well-funded abortion advocates to stop pretending that clinics are obeying the laws.