Doctors Targeted In Fight Over Ohio Abortion Clinic's Future

Jul 16, 2015

Anti-abortion activists hoping to shutter a southwest Ohio abortion clinic are targeting the offices, homes and neighborhoods of gynecologists and obstetricians whose help is needed for the facility to meet a new state mandate.

Created Equal has placed photos of Wright State University physicians who assist Women's Med Center of Dayton in emergencies on its truck bearing bloody-fetus photos. They've traveled the area in the vehicle and parked it outside doctors' residences and offices. Postcards to neighbors describe the doctors as "killers among us."

OB-GYN doctors unaffiliated with the clinic have been mailed letters warning of similar treatment if they help the clinic.

Abortion-rights advocates label the activities harassment.

The push follows new abortion restrictions in Ohio. At least a half-dozen clinics have closed or reduced services over several years.