The federal judge who could decide the fate of Cincinnati’s last remaining abortion clinic has ties to the Planned Parenthood facility.
Cincinnati’s only abortion clinic — operated by Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio — filed Monday a federal civil rights lawsuit against the state. The lawsuit asks the courts to strike down a new Ohio law that bans the facility, as well as all other abortion surgery centers, from partnering with public hospitals.
Federal Judge Timothy S. Black, a President Barack Obama appointee, was randomly selected to preside over the case. Black’s resume submitted for judicial positions shows he sat on the Planned Parenthood Association of Cincinnati’s board from 1986 to 1989.
How this is not declared a conflict-of-interest and re-assigned is beyond any imaginable explanation.