Process of Closing Toledo abortion clinic - A long time coming
Hearing Examiner Recommends Closure of Toledo's Last Abortion Clinic Clinic's Transfer Agreement Deemed "Not Local"
Columbus, OH - June 16 - The state hearing judge issued his decision that CCN had failed to comply with Ohio law because it did not have a valid emergency transfer agreement with a local hospital. The next step will be for Lance Himes, the acting Director of the Ohio Department of Health, to send CCN formal notice to cease its operations by a specified date (usually 10 business days from the date the director's letter is issued). We are uncertain as to when the acting Director will issue his directive, but we have every reason to believe it will be done expeditiously. The former director, Dr. Ted Wymyslo, issued his initial license revocation on August 2nd, 2013. The next move by CCN will be for their attorney, Jennifer Branch, to find a judge who would delay or postpone the ODOH order to close. On the merits of the law, CCN's request for stay (delay) should be summarily dismissed. Given the fact that abortion is such a political issue, any judge considering this appeal will be under enormous pressure. The pro-abortion advocates will scream loader, and the press will echo their cries and attempt to move public opinion. Our most effective counter is to pray. Pray that whatever judge receives this requests makes a righteous decision, a decision that complies with be the spirit and intent of the law. My guess is that we will know by the middle of July whether CCN will be closed or will be granted a reprieve from the order to close its doors. To read the hearing examiner's decision, click here. To read the story from the Columbus Dispatch, click here. To read the story from the Toledo Blade, click here.
42 Botched Chemical Abortions Reported to State Medical Board Planned Parenthood Defies FDA Health Protocol for Abortion Pill RU-486 Columbus, OH - Today, (August 22, 2013) Ohio Right to Life urged Attorney General Mike DeWine to Expedite the litigation against Planned Parenthood and its practice of off-label prescribing abortion pill RU-486 (mifepristone) in Ohio. This request in light of 42 reports of failed uses of the drug in the state.
A Day to Rejoice & Give Thanks! Toledo, OH - Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Today is a day to truly rejoice and give thanks! After 29 years and literally thousands of faithful individuals praying week after week in all kinds of weather, our prayers have been answered. For it is official that The Center for Choice, Toledo's oldest and largest abortion mill (over 1,400 abortions in 2011 alone), doors are closed.
The Demolition of the "Center for Choice" The old CFC was located at 22nd St. and Madison Ave. This is truly the beginning of a new day. Now we can begin the journey of finding forgiveness, healing, and new purpose for those whose lives were forever impacted by their abortion decision. Please check out the website www.hopepark.org. Please pray about donating to this memorial. It’s impact will affect thousands of lives' We are confident the Lord is intending this Park to be a place of genuine hope, redemption and restoration for those whose lives were forever changed by an abortion decision.
Miracle on 22nd Street (Focus on the Family Jan 2017)
Take a drive through Toledo, Ohio, a few minutes past downtown to one of the city’s grittier sec- tions, a tangle of streets marked by consecutive numbers and surnames of Founding Fathers. This neighborhood is home to soup kitchens and homeless shelters, a place where pimps and pros- titutes own the night and down-on-their-luck residents seek the substances of escapism. Turn down a brick-paved street bordered by a jumble of medical buildings, and you’ll see it: An empty dirt lot once known as the Center for Choice. You’d think it would be bigger, considering that 50,000 babies lost their lives here over the 30 years the abortion center operated. It closed in 2013, under fire from city officials for failing health inspections and operating without a transfer agreement with local hospitals. But according to more than one of the neighbor- hood residents who sometimes made their bed for the night under the brick smoke- stack of the ancient building next door or on the front porch of the derelict Victorian across the street, the place was busy day and night. And sometimes, even when no one was around, disembodied cries could be heard coming from the grounds. Back when the Center still stood here, protestors would stand on the brick pavers of 22nd Street, outside the main entrance. So the owners of the facility sealed it off and had women walk past a dogwood tree through the back door to keep them from coming in contact with people who might persuade them to choose life. After their procedures, the women would leave through a side door that emptied into an alley. All that remains now is the dogwood tree, its foliage a riot of crimson on this Indian summer October evening. According to legend, the cross on which Jesus was crucified was hewn from dogwood—and that’s doubtless why Denise Emerine, director of the Greater Toledo House of Prayer, went to no small amount of trouble to make sure the tree survived the Center’s demolition last August. Though half a dozen pro-life groups in the Toledo area have put their stamp on the transformation of the grounds, it is Emerine—a petite 57-year-old dynamo with the kind of radical faith even other believers sometimes find crazy—who is the driving force behind the purchase of the property and the plans to turn it into a memorial to the preborn: Hope Park. Neither word in that name is an accident. Just a few days ago, Emerine tells Citizen, a woman approached her and others on the empty lot, asking if there was a park nearby. The woman explained she’d had an abortion there years before, and that God had impressed upon her to come back to the site “because there’s a park, and He’s going to heal me.” “That,” Emerine says with a misty-eyed smile, “is exactly what this place is going to be.”
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