Another Day, Another $15,311 in unpaid bills
Several years ago, Greater Columbus Right to Life broke news that T&S Management, an organization that has been in the abortion business for several decades in Ohio, had racked up millions of dollars in unpaid taxes, fees, and penalties to local, state, and federal tax entities, resulting in numerous lawsuits and liens. This includes a precipae for a tax lien from the Ohio Department of Taxation filed in March of 2020 for $973209.64. T&S Management is the parent company owned by nurse Terrie Hubbard and her husband that owned several abortion clinics in Ohio under the name/brand “Capital Care Network.” In 2012, the Columbus Capital Care Network closed, and T&S Management began managing the operations at Founder’s abortion clinic, Ohio’s first abortion clinic. It is notable that Founder’s is rumored to soon close, and according to sources familiar with the clinic operations, the owners of T&S Management owe the physicians hundreds of thousands of dollars because of unpaid vendors and other lapses.
In 2018, possibly in part to the news that we were breaking to the public about the operational dysfunction of the clinic, the owners and management of Founder’s separated, resulting in litigation that exposed many internal practices and confirmed our sense of the breadth of the fraud and unethical behavior. At that time, the principal at T&S opened a new abortion pill-only clinic on Karl Road in Columbus, named “Your Choice Healthcare.” Around the same time, an intense legal battle arose around the operating permit of the Capital Care Network of Toledo surgical license and the clinic’s handling of a patient with a potentially perforated bowel resulted in a significant fine by the Ohio Department of Health. Capital Care Network of Toledo subsequently ‘changed ownership’ to someone who is believed to be a family member of the original owner and the new clinic “Capital Care of Toledo” began to operate as an abortion-pill only clinic. The semi-closure and subsequently-closely related reopening of a new facility in many ways mirrored what happened after Capital Care Network of Cuyahoga Falls was shut down by the DEA and the Ohio Department of Health for a variety of infractions including improper handling of medicine and stealing patient blood. That clinic is now run by a former CCN abortion provider.
If there was any doubt that not paying the bills at Founder’s was an oversight rather than a standard practice of the group running Your Choice and affiliated clinics, that was put to rest earlier this week as LabCorp filed a lawsuit in the Columbus Court of Common Please citing more than $15,311 in unpaid laboratory bills from March through December of 2019.
There is massive political and cultural pressure to insulate the abortion industry from being held to the same standards that other businesses, especially those what provide medical services, provide. What we really see, time and time again, is that their business practices are as distorted and disgusting as the practice of abortion itself.
We will continue to insist that elected and public officials hold abortion clinics accountable. At a minimum, Your Choice and its related entities should be investigated to see if their actions rise to the level of fraud and if it is a coordinated effort. At this rate, however, it is possible that the clinic will close because no one will do business with them anymore because of their habit of not paying their bills.
Thank you to everyone who has supported the ongoing work of Greater Columbus Right to Life, where we work every day to bring the light of Christ to the dark places where abortion exists and to shine a light on the practices society would hide. The cancellation of our banquet this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic means that we are asking our supporters to acknowledge that our work is "essential" even if our banquet was not. You can help us keep the lights on by donating online or mailing your gift to: GCRTL; 208 E State Street, 3rd Floor; Columbus, OH 43215.