Haskell's license denial was recommended in October but today's decision is The Ohio Department of Health's official and final decision.
"It is past time this abortion business was denied operations, for the health and [well-being] of this community and beyond, but even more for the little lives saved and for women's safety," said Paula Westwood of Right to Life of Greater Cincinnati. "Even if Haskell should appeal to the courts, his days of operation in this area are numbered."
Martin Haskell is known nationwide as a leading proponent of the gruesome partial birth abortion procedure. He has been performing abortions for months in Sharonville without a license, and without a transfer agreement or variance (exception) required of ambulatory surgical facilities in Ohio to cover patient emergencies at an area hospital.
The Women's Med Center is one of two abortion providers in Greater Cincinnati, together with Planned Parenthood responsible for the deaths of at least 2,500 children every year.
Haskell has been targeting women and their babies for abortion in Greater Cincinnati and the tri-state area since the early 1970s. In November 2010, pediatrician Dr. Stephen Brinn exposed Haskell's move from Jefferson Road in Cincinnati to Sharonville next to Dr. Brinn's practice, initiating a public outcry in the family-friendly community.