(LFC Comment: Thanks to Fred Deming for this article. Question for our not too sharp Governor – Are you out of your mind selecting this Obama activist, Planned Parenthood and NARAL supporter? Mikey, you are an embarrassment. Time to retire, we are done supporting RINOS. We may as well run toward the cliff and vote for the party of death.)
Ohio Health Dept Director Who Allowed Clinic to Abort Babies Up to Birth is Former Obama Activist
When Ohio’s pro-life Governor Mike DeWine appointed Dr. Amy Acton to serve as Executive Director of the Ohio Department of Health, he may not have realized that, as a registered Democrat, Acton and her whole family worked on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, and later managed non-profit fundraising grants for Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and the NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation.
It was Acton that issued a license to “Women’s Med Dayton” – the alter-ego for Women’s Med Center of Dayton, an abortion facility owned by the notorious late-term abortionist Martin Haskell. Acton revoked the license for the Women’s Med Center of Dayton only to turn around and approve a new license for “Women’s Med Dayton” – the exact same abortion business – using a duplicitous paperwork shuffle.
This was done after four long years of litigation, which culminated in the Ohio Supreme Court twice refusing to hear an appeal of a 2015 order to deny Haskell’s facility an abortion license for failure to meet licensing requirements.
The move to license Haskell’s dangerous abortion facility under the new DBA, which appeared to have been created on the fly to evade the licensing denial order, angered pro-life activists who had hoped the Department of Health would fight to save lives and diminish risks to women.
“The entire move to license the Women’s Med Center was underhanded and deceptive,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “It is obvious that there was coordination between Acton and Haskell to pull a fast one on the people of Ohio and the Attorney General’s office, which spent untold time and resources over four years to successfully enforce the original licensing denial order.”
Democrat political activist
In 2008, Acton went by the name of Amy Beech. She had married Douglas W. Beech in 1989, and together they had three children. During the 2008 Presidential Campaign, Amy and her entire family were featured in a Wired.com article published on March 3, 2008. Amy Beech was a volunteer organizer for the Obama campaign who organized events, managed e-mail lists, and engaged potential voters on Facebook, with the help of her son, who was then 16 years old.
The appointment of a Democrat political activist, fundraiser, and part-time doctor as Executive Director of the Ohio Department of Health, which has licensing and oversight authority over abortion facilities, raises questions about the vetting process that DeWine’s office engaged in prior to Acton’s nomination.
All information about Acton’s leftist political activism and her work as a manager of grants for Ohio Planned Parenthood and NARAL organizations, which was previously reported by Operation Rescue, is readily available through simple internet searches.