Ohio abortion clinic ends fight over closure order

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati-area abortion clinic has ended its fight with the state over a closure order and will stop performing surgical abortions on Friday.

An attorney for the Lebanon Road Surgery Center of Sharonville made that announcement Wednesday at her law office in downtown Cincinnati.

The move comes after a Hamilton County judge ruled Friday that he doesn't have the jurisdiction to change an order for the clinic to close from the Ohio Department of Health.

The clinic's attorney, Dorothea Langsam, says the clinic has decided not to appeal the order and will stop performing surgical abortions Friday.

That will leave just one clinic in the Cincinnati area that will offer surgical abortions, and none with late-term abortions.

Langsam says the clinic is looking into the possibility of performing non-surgical abortions.

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