UPDATE: Abortionist Haskell’s Abortion Facility May Close
Notorious abortionist Martin Haskell’s Dayton, OH area abortion facility is again on the brink of closure. For years, ProjectWeakLink has partnered with local activists to seek closure of the doors of this facility and others run by Haskell. Now, Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Mary Wiseman’s judgment on the
For years, Martin Haskell, infamous for his popularization of the partial-birth abortion procedure, has skirted Ohio law requiring abortion facilities to have a transfer agreement with a local hospital. In 2015, Created Equal targeted Haskell’s relationship with Wright State Physicians (WSP) group — driving mobile billboards throughout Dayton, OH and mailing postcards to neighbors of WSP members enabling Haskell—by which he’d received a variance to operate without the transfer agreement.
In 2016, Haskell failed to secure the needed physicians to support his variance. Thus, his facility license for the Dayton abortion facility was revoked by the Ohio Department of Health. Jennifer Branch, Haskell’s attorney, credited Created Equal’s ProjectWeakLink with the decision. From the Associated Press story,
The anti-abortion group Created Equal had launched a campaign aimed at calling out doctors involved in abortions, which included posters, mailers and vehicles circulating through the doctors’ neighborhoods publicizing their names.
‘Other ob/gyn’s in the community saw what was going on and didn’t want to be part of it,’ Branch said.
Haskell’s facility entered into an appeal following the license revocation, and Judge Wiseman ruled it could stay open during litigation.
Now, however, Judge Wiseman’s final decision on the case is imminent. According to a Dayton Daily news piece, attorney Branch has predicted a loss for her client, saying, “I think she is going to rule against us. If there is not a judge that will keep the clinic open after 35 years of operation, it will have to close its doors and stop providing surgical abortions to women in the tri-state area.”
Mark Harrington wrote, “Unlike the babies Haskell kills, the courts continue to give him life. However, he is running out of options. Created Equal has been part of this battle for years and will continue to do so irrespective of the decisions of Judges.”
Stay tuned for more!