The Kettering clinic’s variance request had been approved by Ohio Department of Health in 2019 after it managed to secure four physicians affiliated with Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine to sign on as back-up doctors.
A message was left Thursday afternoon with Women’s Med and Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. On Friday, a spokeswoman with Boonshoft said they typically don’t comment on pending legislation.
About 20,100 induced abortions were reported in Ohio in 2019, which is the latest data available. The number has been declining for more than 20 years, down from around 34,000 reported in 2001.