A look at operating status of Ohio abortion clinics

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Posted: May 03, 2015 11:47 AM

A look at what's happened with Ohio abortion providers since 2011:

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CLOSED (4):

— Center for Women's Health in Cleveland was closed by its owner in fall 2013, and anti-abortion activists credited effects of a relatively new law limiting access to abortion if a fetus could survive outside the womb, saying the measure had cut into the facility's business.

— Center for Choice in Toledo closed in summer 2013 because it had trouble getting a patient transfer agreement with a local hospital as required by the state.

— Capital Care Network in Lima, which offered non-surgical abortions, closed in 2013, The Lima News reported.

— A Capital Care Network facility in Columbus closed in summer 2012, when a spokeswoman told The Columbus Dispatch that Capital Care was taking over management of the Founder's Women's Health Center.

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CURTAILED ABORTION SERVICES (3):

— Lebanon Road Surgery Center, in the Cincinnati suburb of Sharonville, offers drug-induced abortions but stopped providing surgical abortions in August after the state revoked its license and questioned whether it properly followed rules on providing backup care for patients.

— Complete Healthcare for Women, in Columbus, also known as the Cleveland Avenue Professional Center, stopped offering surgical abortions in August in what appeared to be a voluntary change, and a worker told The Columbus Dispatch the office would continue providing other services.

— Northeast Ohio Women's Center, which offers abortion-inducing drugs at the site of the now-closed Capital Care Network in Cuyahoga Falls. Before it was shuttered in 2013 due to a number of staffing, safety and sanitary violations discovered by state inspectors, Capital Care offered full abortion services. Northeast Ohio Women's Center is currently seeking to add a surgical facility license to its pill-only offerings.

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REMAIN OPEN (9):

— Akron Women's Medical Group

— Planned Parenthood's Bedford Heights Health Center

— Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region in Cincinnati

— Preterm in Cleveland

— Founder's Women's Health Center in Columbus

— Planned Parenthood East Columbus Health Center

— Women's Med Center of Dayton

— Capital Care Network of Toledo, which is in a legal battle with the state over its patient transfer agreement with a Michigan hospital.

— Cleveland Women's Medical Group in Shaker Heights, a drug-induced abortion provider that operated as Cleveland Surgi-Center at a different address in Cleveland until summer 2014, when its director says it was forced to move after a change in building ownership.

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Sources: Ohio Department of Health, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, Ohio Right to Life, AP research.