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Connie Pillich: In Bed with Abortion?

In the bubble of Southwest Ohio, Martin Haskell is a name well-known, on both sides of the aisle. Pro-abortionists hail him as an “innovator.” Others know him as Cincinnati’s most public supporter, and performer, of late-term abortion methods.

Haskell has had his share of headlines, most notably when he closed his clinic in Cincinnati, and moved it Sharonville. While seemingly normal, the location he chose was mere feet from a highly regarded Pediatrics practice. Seems haughty and spiteful to you too, doesn’t it?

More recently, the Ohio State Legislature enacted laws requiring all abortion clinics meet certain standards for health and safety practices. Those who weren’t up to code had to change, or be shut down. Haskell fought hard to ensure he was given a “variance”, that is, to make sure he could be above the rules. For some reason, he was successful.

However, his “variance” was contingent on he and his clinic maintaining certain safety policies and procedures, procedures he violated, ultimately losing his “variance” and once more being subject to the rules. The battle still rages in the courts today.

So here is a guy that not only arrogantly believes his clinic should be above the law, but flaunts it in the face of others. Seems like a good guy, right?

Connie Pillich thinks so. Haskell moved his clinic from Cincinnati to Sharonville, in the heart of Pillich’s district. She courted his business, now, she’s courting his money.

Haskell has donated $3,450 to the Pillich for Treasurer campaign. It’s common for doctors to donate to a certain party, but he’s made minimal donations to both FitzGerald and David Pepper, showing the personal connection he has to Pillich.

While the Pillich campaign is using the Ben Suarez trial as a grandstanding attempt to unjustly tarnish her opponent, she’s quietly take money in the back door from corrupt abortionists, praying we won’t notice. In fact, the abortion industry ranks in the top 10 for donations to the Pillich campaign.

For some reason, this isn’t front-page news. But it should be. Ohioans cannot afford to have a treasurer bought and paid for by abortionists. Remember that this November.

UPDATE: The Enquirer reported today that Dr. Haskell’s abortion clinic must be closed. After repeated violations of the Ohio Revised Code, and a few extensions, a Magistrate in Cincinnati ruled that the clinic must close its doors by July 10th. Apparently, the Magistrate, decided enough was enough, and Dr. Haskell should comply with the law, or shut his doors. The law is the law after all.

With his business closed, Dr. Haskell will have to find another source of income in order to keep pumping thousands of dollars into Connie Pillich’s campaign. Though, with their history, I’m sure he’ll find a way.


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