LIMA — A pregnancy services provider that lists non-surgical abortion among its services has shut its doors in Lima, but as of now, it’s unclear whether the closure is temporary or permanent.
The Capital Care Network Lima office had its front door locked, lights off and curtains pulled shut Wednesday afternoon.
Several calls made to the Lima and Columbus offices went unanswered — many of the calls would not go through.
On the Capital Care Network main website, there’s a link on the top of the page that reads: “We refer all patients to Founder’s” Women’s Health Center, a Columbus-based clinic that provides medical and surgical abortions, birth control, and pregnancy testing to clients.
A woman with Founder’s Women’s Health Center declined to comment about the Lima Capital Care clinic, but said there would be an official announcement in the coming weeks. Founder’s does not currently have a Lima office.
Employees at the neighboring Heartbeat of Lima office confirmed that furniture from the Capital Care office was being taken to the curb Monday.
Capital Care Network opened its Lima branch in Nov. 2010, much to the dismay of abortion foes, who’ve organized prayer vigils and protests outside the office since its opening. Services at the office include counseling, non-surgical abortion, pregnancy and adoption options. Surgical abortions are available to women at other Capital Care locations.
There are other Ohio offices in Columbus, Akron and Toledo.