Hospital Cancels Medical Transfer Agreement

Apr 5, 2013

The University of Toledo Medical Center has canceled a medical transfer agreement with an area abortion provider after a state lawmaker and anti-abortion group claimed it was illegal.

UT will allow the agreement with the Capital Care Network to expire on July 31st. State law requires ambulatory care centers, such as abortion clinics, to have an agreement to transfer patients to a hospital if there are complications. Ohio Right to Life and Republican State Representative Lynn Wachtmann objected to the contract as a violation of the ban on state-funded entities supporting abortion. Abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio says the university was "bullied" into cancelling the agreement.