Abortion Clinics Close in Various States

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Abortion Clinics Close in Various States


Abortion centers across the country continue to close. According to Baptist Press, two Ohio clinics closed in recent months, and another is expected to shut down soon. A Toledo clinic closed after being unable to enter into a transfer agreement with a public hospital for its patients, as a new law prohibits public hospitals from participating in such arrangements. Another Toledo clinic is expected to close for the same reason, resulting in no such center in the city. A clinic in Cuyahoga Falls, which is near Akron, shut down in April after an inspection found it violated various health and safety standards. The only abortion clinic in Green Bay, Wis., was to close Aug. 1, when its sale to Bellin Health Systems took effect. Bellin will not provide abortions. A Harlingen, Texas, clinic will close because of a new state law. The law, signed by Gov. Rick Perry July 18, requires abortion clinics to meet the same health and safety requirements as outpatient surgical centers. Recent closings previously announced included clinics in Fairfax City, Va.; Durham, N.C.; and Bryan, Texas.

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