One of our volunteers recently asked me what I thought it would take for Founder's to shut down. After some thought, I could only reply that I have no answer because by every metric out there, the clinic should be shut down. Thus, I can only assume that it is being propped up by something. Hint: It isn't good.
Over the past few years, we have worked very hard trying to get the local media to give pro-life voices a fair voice. If not a fair voice, at least an equal voice. You might remember last January when we tracked the local media coverage of the March for Life locally and in DC and compared it to the pro-life Women's March events in Columbus and DC. Another hint: the March for Life barely got any response at all and the pro-abortion women's march got embedded reporters. You can see some of our coverage here.
This past summer, we released a serious expose of local abortion clinics and got no media traction.
However, a few weeks ago, we started working with a local reporter - actually an intern at Ohio University in their journalism program who was working for the Columbus Dispatch for a semester. After spending hours with the reporter and connecting her to various pro-life organizations across the state, she wrote a small series looking into abortion clinics and their inspection reports. It was not the coverage we wished it would have been, but overall it was fair and honest, and balanced, and better than we've seen in a long time. You can read one of the articles here, and another here. You can also read the like-clockwork letter to the editor from NARAL in response. We are working on our own response and will update you once it is finished.
While we've linked to the content I can summarize it if you are too busy to read or if you don't have access beyond the paywall. The reporter looks at the number of inspection reports from the Ohio Department of Health and finds out that it's actually kind of a lot and that a good number are pretty specific and serious. She then looks at other non-clinics regulated in the same way in the same counties and finds fewer inspections and fewer violations per inspection. She reports on what she finds and the NARAL team respond by saying that the article should have been about how abortion clinics provide safe, legal, and professional services to women seeking abortions and that they are being singled out by the Department of Health.
What the preferred narrative of the political and public relations arm of Ohio's big abortion industry entirely leaves out is that a number of the clinics are operating in a way that would get your local dentist's office shut down.
We've thoroughly documented filthy conditions, convicted child sex offenders, unpaid taxes and liens, unfiled mandatory business reports, and more. You can find those documents on our website at gcrtl.org/columbus-clinics and gcrtl.org/abortion-pill-resources, and we go into them pretty specifically on this blog.
Which is why we are not suprised to share with you that within the past month the State of Ohio has filed another precipe for a tax lien for more than $47,000 and two actual liens for failing to pay unemployment taxes.
This means the clinic does not have
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JFS BES Lien 2017A
JFS BES Lien 2017B