At a well-attended press conference, Greater Cincinnati attorneys Tom Condit, Brian Hurley, and James Urling; attorney and former Ohio State Representative Mike Gilb; and Rev. Arnold Culbreath, Urban Outreach Director, Protecting Black Life provided analysis and related issues of concern regarding Judge Jerome Metz’ stay of execution granted to the Lebanon Road Surgery Center (Women’s Med Center) abortion clinic in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Women’s Med Center abortion facility has been operating outside the law for months, without a written transfer agreement or variance (legal exception) to cover patient emergencies.
Judge Metz’ stay protects the business interests of late term abortionist Martin Haskell by permitting the Women’s Med Center to remain open during the appeal of an Ohio Department of Health order to close, due to noncompliance with preventive patient health and safety policies required by all other ambulatory surgical facilities in the state.
Participating attorneys said that in this case judicial activism was protecting abortion and abortionists at every level of government, despite established law.
"Aside from the atrocities of abortion," said attorney Tom Condit. "All the abortion 'rights' have really come from a rogue decision. That’s not the rule of law in America... that’s Roe v. Wade."
Rev. Culbreath explained what he sees as the abortion industry’s targeting of minority women and their unborn babies, including statistics in Hamilton County, home of the Women’s Med Center and Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio.
"According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention," he said. "In 2008 there were 289,072 black deaths from all causes excluding surgical abortions, and in that same year of 2008 surgical abortions claimed the lives of 360,000 black babies."