Press Release: New Report Shows Late-term Abortionist Martin Haskell Above the Law and Dangerous

Operation Rescue also seeks women who have had abortions in Ohio

Contact: Troy Newman, 316-841-1700 or Cheryl Sullenger, 316-516-3034.

Dayton, Ohio – Operation Rescue has released a three-part report documenting how late-term abortionist Martin Haskell has used his considerable influence over years of legal wrangling in order to keep his Dayton abortion clinic open even though it does not meet the safety requirements prescribed by law.

Haskell is most famous for being the first to describe the partial birth abortion method, one he falsely claims to have invented.

Part One of the report recounts the arduous legal battle to compel Haskell’s compliance only to end with the state granting Haskell a “variance” from having to comply with laws requiring clinics to obtain transfer agreements with local hospitals. To this day, Haskell has no hospital privileges in the Dayton area, and no hospital will grant him a transfer agreement.

Part Two of the report documents with actual tapes of 9-1-1 calls made earlier this year, that his Dayton area abortion clinics remains unsafe. It further exposes accomplices in the Dayton area that enable the Haskell clinic to remain open in spite of the dangers to women.

Part Three documents connections between Haskell and his wife, Valerie, to social institutions and politicians who may have helped cover for Haskell over the years. It reveals a shocking connection between the Haskells and former Sen. John Glenn, who accepted Haskell campaign contributions then went on to defend partial birth abortions on the floor of the Senate and nominate a Federal Court judge who was the only judge ever to rule in Haskell’s favor.

“If Haskell is considered by every hospital in the Dayton area to be unqualified to treat patients at their facilities, then he shouldn’t be allowed to practice at all,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, recently named by CNN the “abortionists’ No. 1 foe.”

Operation Rescue also outlines a three-point action plan for using peaceful, legal means to stop Haskell’s Dayton area abortion clinic from continuing illegal operations.

“This is the first step in a plan to protect women from Haskell’s dangerous abortion operation. We are committed to helping the people of Ohio rid their state of this scourge,” said Newman.

“We are also seeking to speak with women who have had abortions at Haskell clinics in the past year. We encourage anyone with information that could lead to the closure of Haskell’s clinic to contact us immediately.”

Read the report:
Part 1; Part Two; Part 3

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