|COLUMBUS, Ohio–Today, Ohio Right to Life confirmed that the Cleveland Center for Women’s Health, owned by late-term abortionist Martin Ruddock, has officially closed.
This is the third abortion clinic in Ohio to close its doors in the past 6 months. Sources cite Ohio Right to Life’s late-term abortion ban law as the main reason for the clinic’s closure and for Ruddock leaving Ohio.
“The fact that this late-term abortionist closed down and moved out of this state demonstrates that common sense pro-life legislation saves lives,” said Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life. “Ohioans overwhelming oppose late-term abortions and reject these despicable practices by so-called doctors like Martin Ruddock and the abortion industry.”
|Abortionist Martin Ruddock in an undated picture
Abortionist Martin Ruddock has a history of running afoul of state health regulations. Upon inspection in 2006, Ruddock’s clinic was cited by the Ohio Department of Health for failing to meet basic health standards, such as checking a patient’s vitals before performing a late-term abortion.
“It appears that Martin Ruddock had a consistent track record for disregarding health standards and putting women’s lives in danger,” says Gonidakis. “Women are safer today in Cuyahoga County, because this abortion clinic is closed. We hope that more abortion clinics will close, innocent lives will be saved, and that the abortion industry will continue to be exposed for what it truly is,” says Gonidakis.