Bedford Heights Planned Parenthood and Northeast Ohio Women's Health Center cited

BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio - Two Northeast Ohio abortion clinics have been cited by the Ohio Department of Health after inspections earlier this year.

The ODH proposed that the Northeast Ohio Women's Center in Cuyahoga Falls be denied its license renewal after a February 2014 inspection. 

The Bedford Heights Planned Parenthood was fined $25,000 after the ODH said that a container of unidentified pale yellow liquid was found in a cabinet during a March inspection.

The facility said in a statement that it was a cleaning solution and that it addressed the issues the ODH shared in March, upgraded its facilities and plans to respond to the findings.

The last abortion clinic in Toledo is also under fire: the ODH has proposed that the Capital Care Network also not receive license renewal.

According to the Toledo Blade, the order takes effect Aug. 12.

Lance Himes signed the order Wednesday revoking Capital Care Network's license.

The clinic has 15 days to file an appeal and request a court stay the order pending appeal.

Himes' decision follows a state hearing officer's recommendation that the clinic should be closed because it lacks a valid emergency-care agreement with a "local" hospital.

The clinic has argued that an agreement with a hospital more than 50 miles away, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, puts it in compliance with a new Ohio law that requires the transfer agreement.

The Blade reports the clinic's owner has vowed to fight the order.

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