Columbus Facility Stops Performing Surgical Abortions

Eight Abortion Facilities Remain in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After this week, one of Columbus’s three abortion facilities, Complete Health Care for Women, will no longer be performing surgical abortions. Operated by Mervyn Samuel and Milroy Samuel, the facility has been open for the last 40 years. The decision to stop surgical abortions appears to be voluntary. 

“While many lives were lost at this facility, we do thank these men for ceasing to engage in the practice of surgical abortions,” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life. “With countless options for pregnant women in central Ohio to receive real prenatal care at free or reduced costs, the abortion industry is becoming more obsolete each day.  We are encouraged by this news and will continue to advocate for the remaining two abortion facilities in Franklin County to offer life saving health care as opposed to abortions.”

This news comes just one week after Lebanon Road Surgery Center, a Sharonville abortion facility, halted surgical abortions. In all, eight abortion facilities now remain in Ohio.

“Women deserve better than abortion,” said Stephanie Ranade Krider, executive director of Ohio Right to Life. “Pro-lifers across the state have been working to bring awareness to better options for women and their children. This is a sign that the abortion industry is losing its grip on vulnerable women.”

Ohio Right to Life thanks the leadership from Greater Columbus Right to Life and other pro-life advocacy organizations for their daily efforts to change hearts and minds and save lives in Ohio’s capital.

Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 local chapters, is Ohio’s oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death.  


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