Two abortion providers in northeast Ohio quietly close doors

COLUMBUS (AP) — One of Ohio’s nine remaining full-service abortion clinics and a second facility providing medication-only abortions have quietly closed in the past month.

Anti-abortion groups publicized the closures of Akron Women’s Medical Group and Cleveland Women’s Medical Group this week. The Ohio Department of Health says their licenses remain active.

The news came in the same week that the owner of a third northeast Ohio abortion facility had his medical license suspended for six months.

David Burkons wasn’t regularly practicing at the Northeast Ohio Women’s Center, in Cuyahoga  Falls, which remains open.

Ohio Right to Life praised the closures as a victory on their “path to zero” abortion clinics.

Abortion-rights group NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio said Ohio’s unfriendly political climate has made providing legal abortions increasingly difficult. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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