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Lloyd Jacob, President University of Toledo

Lloyd Jacob, President University of Toledo

Please join us to let University of Toledo President Lloyd Jacobs know that by not extending transfer agreements to Toledo’s two abortion clinics he is depriving the women of Toledo of safe and legal abortions and putting their health at risk.

Making abortion in Toledo inaccessible will not end abortions in Toledo. It will simply increase the hardship on women who will have to travel to another city to receive safe and legal abortions and will lead to many women taking matters in their own hands and attempting to terminate pregnancies on their own.

Criminalization of abortion did not reduce the numbers of women who sought abortions. In the years before Roe v. Wade, the estimates of illegal abortions ranged as high as 1.2 million per year.1 Although accurate records could not be kept, it is known that between the 1880s and 1973, many thousands of women were harmed as a result of illegal abortion.

Many women died or suffered serious medical problems after attempting to self-induce their abortions or going to untrained practitioners who performed abortions with primitive methods or in unsanitary conditions. During this time, hospital emergency room staff treated thousands of women who either died or were suffering terrible effects of abortions provided without adequate skill and care.

for more info: Anita Rios, president of Toledo NOW 419-243-8772 or email: rhannon@toast.net

Abortion under siege in Ohio

Katrina Bacome reports on efforts to keep abortion clinics open in northwestern Ohio. April 11, 2013 NEWS ARTICLE