The Ohio Supreme Court agreed to hear Capital Care appeal. Attorney General DeWine defends health and safety standards The Ohio Supreme Court agreed to hear a case involving the ordered closure of Capital Care Network of Toledo, the city's last-remaining abortion facility. After failing to secure a transfer-agreement with a local hospital, Capital Care Network of Toledo was ordered closed by the Ohio Department of Health in 2014. The abortion facility filed a lawsuit, and won in the Lucas County Common Pleas Court and later in the 6th District Court of Appeals of Lucas County. In September 2016, Pro-life Attorney General Mike DeWine filed an appeal with the Ohio Supreme Court. Ohio's original transfer agreement law dates back to 1996 and applies to all ambulatory surgical facilities. In 2013, a law was passed that would prohibit taxpayer-funded hospitals from entering into such agreements with abortion facilities. Before the passage of the law, the University of Toledo, which was in contract with the facility, voluntarily terminated its agreement with Capital Care Network of Toledo. Unable to secure an agreement with one of the local private hospitals in the area, Capital Care negotiated one with a hospital in Michigan. The Ohio Department of Health determined that this agreement did not meet the law's requirement that the agreement be "local."
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