Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Patrick Dinkelacker ruled June 21st, that the clinic must turn over all records on abortion patients younger than 18 to a family that is suing the clinic
The suing family alleges that Planned Parenthood never got parental consent to perform an abortion on their teenaged daughter, as is required by Ohio law.
The records are needed to determine whether the clinic has a pattern of failing to notify parents, said the plaintiffs’ lawyer, Brian Hurley. Patients' names would be blacked out on the documents to protect their privacy, Hurley said.
This is only the second time Planned Parenthood has been forced to make records available, and the first time in a civil case, reported Cincinnati’s 9News.
.- A Cincinnati Planned Parenthood Clinic has announced that it will appeal a ruling requiring it to open its records, reported the Associated Press.