UPDATE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported Ohio Planned Parenthood locations were no longer providing abortion services. While their website appointment portal did display a message stating they were “not currently providing abortions” at their Ohio centers, Planned Parenthood said in a press release Thursday that message was due to “technical difficulties” and apologized to “patients who received the wrong information.” Both Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio are currently providing abortions up to six weeks, as abortions are still legal in Ohio.
“All Planned Parenthoods are providing the procedure up to 6 weeks where no fetal cardiac tone is found, within the current law.”
(WTRF) In light of the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v Wade and the enforcement of the Ohio Heartbeat Law, Planned Parenthood has announced this week that they are “not currently providing abortion at OH health centers.”
Created Equal regularly prays and sidewalk counsels at the East Columbus Surgical Center which is one of the three Planned Parenthoods in Ohio that provides chemical and surgical abortions.
This facility’s website lists abortion as their only service.
“Every day this week, Created Equal’s team was on site outside Planned Parenthood. We have confirmed that they are not scheduling any abortions! Online, we find the same story: Planned Parenthood in Ohio has ceased scheduling abortions. The battle to end abortion in our state is far from over, but this is a good day. We rejoice that the killings at Ohio Planned Parenthoods have stopped for now, and we keep fighting for the lives of all preborn children.” said Mark Harrington, President of Created Equal.
Created Equal is a national anti-abortion organization that focuses on training individuals by using a traveling photo exhibit to show what abortion does to preborn children.
“It has been just over three days since the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, and four days since Ohioans had their right to abortion stripped away, and limited to just six weeks of pregnancy,” said Iris Harvey, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Greater Ohio and Kersha Deibel, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio. “It’s hard not to lose hope in a moment like this. But we need to keep going, to fight for Ohioans to get the healthcare they need and deserve when they need it — and Planned Parenthood will be right with you in that fight. Let’s get to work,” said Freda Levenson, legal director for the ACLU of Ohio.