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Posted on Jul 6, 2015 |

Update: Haskell to Seek Variance (Again)

Update: Haskell to Seek Variance (Again)

Still open: Faced with applying again for a variance or closing their Kettering (OH) abortion business, Martin and Valerie Haskell will try again for a variance. Photo by Paolo Gadler; courtesy FreeImages.

Still open: Faced with applying again for a variance or closing their Kettering (OH) abortion business, Martin and Valerie Haskell will try again for a variance. Photo by Paolo Gadler; courtesy FreeImages.

The Dayton Daily News reports that late-term abortionist Martin Haskell and his wife Varlerie will apply for another variance to keep their Kettering (OH) abortion business open.

Last week Ohio Right to Life released a letter from the Ohio Department of Health denying the business a variance because it had secured agreements with only two area doctors to provide backup care in case of complications. Ohio law requires three.

The letter, issued to Haskell at the beginning of June, gave the abortionist a month to decide whether or not to apply again. According to the Dayton Daily News (read the story here), ValerieĀ Haskell said the couple were reluctant to name doctors in their application because “there’s concern that backup doctors identified to the state could be targeted by anti-abortion activists.”

Haskell is known for popularizing the “partial-birth abortion” technique, now outlawed, which delivered a baby part of the way through the birth canal, where he or she would be killed. The Haskells own three abortion businesses, two in southwest Ohio and one in Indianapolis.

For our story on the DOH order, click here.

For coverage of the DOH’sĀ denial of a license to the Haskell’s Sharonville (OH) business, click here.

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