OH university cancels abortion-provider pact

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The University of Toledo Medical Center has canceled a medical transfer agreement with an area abortion provider after a state lawmaker and anti-abortion group claimed it was illegal.

University president Lloyd Jacobs notified the Capital Care Network in west Toledo that it will not renew the one-year transfer agreement when it expires on July 31.

State law requires ambulatory care centers, such as abortion clinics, to have an agreement to transfer patients to a hospital if there are complications.

Ohio Right to Life and Republican state Rep. Lynn Wachtmann objected to the contract as a violation of the ban on state-funded entities supporting abortion.

The abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio tells The (Toledo) Blade (http://bit.ly/ZevOEn ) that the university was “bullied” into cancelling the transfer agreement.

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Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

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