Judge Upholds Order to Close Cincinnati Abortion Clinic

Today Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Jerry Metz heard arguments from lawyers for abortionist Martin Haskell and the Ohio Attorney General regarding the Ohio Department of Health’s ruling that the abortion clinic in Cincinnati must close.

In his decision Judge Metz agreed with Magistrate Michael Bachman and upheld the Ohio Department of Health’s January 2014 order to close the Women’s Med Center abortion clinic for failing to comply with laws related to patient safety. Judge Metz also did not extend the stay of execution he approved for the abortion facility during the appeal process. The stay expires in five days.

The case will no longer be heard in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, but Women’s Med Center attorneys may possibly appeal to the First Appellate District Court of Appeals.

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