Much to the disgust of Sharonville Mayor Vergil Lovitt, late term abortionist, Martin Haskell, has been granted a special variance to skirt the Ohio law requiring him to have a transfer agreement or priveleges at an area hospital in order to operate an abortion clinic.
Governor Ted Strickland allowed an exception which permitted the opening of Haskell’s new clinic in Sharonville, the Women’s Med Center at 11250 Lebanon Road. His health department director, Ted Wymyslo subsequently liberalized the variance, so that it extends indefinitely, past the retirement of Haskell. The clinic operates by having his partner, Roselyn Kade and two off site doctors, David Schwartz and Walter J Bowers handle emergency situations (botched abortions).
Mayor Lovitt says that there have already been such mishaps within a year of the clinic opening, and specifically mentioned two of them. Says the mayor: ” These complications are difficult to track and there are probably more than we know.”
One of the functions of the HIPAA regulations is to generate fear of reporting such events as abortion complications, and medication related adverse effects, so the Mayor is most certainly correct.