Founder's Women's Health Center

Phone Number



1243 E. Broad St.

Columbus, OH 43205

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Other info

Former clinic abortionist: David M. Burkons Former clinic abortionist: Harley Myron Blank Former clinic abortionist: Karl I. Schaeffer Clinic temporarily closed as of July 2018; one faction split off and moved to a different location at 6721 Karl Rd., Columbus, OH 43229. The separated abortion clinic is named "Your Choice Healthcare," and only performs medical abortions.  They claim to be "unaffiliated" with the former clinic, but kept the old phone number (614-251-1800) and stated that the old clinic location was closed.  Confirmed 07-12-2018. BE However, the "old" or original location only closed temporarily and reopened in the fall of 2018, but lost it's surgical license on November 13, 2018. They still do abortions, but now only  medical abortions. Confirmed 11-30-2018 CS

Medication: No




Founder's Women's Health Center -- 2017 Ohio clinic license renewal

2017 clinic license renewal application -- Harley Blank, Medical Director

Founder's Women's Health Center -- 2014 Biennial Corporation Report

Biennial Corporation filing for Founder's Women's Health Center abortion clinic, aka "Downtown Gynecologists." Shareholders/directors include Harley Blank, MD, Karl Schaeffer, MD, and Robert Chosy, MD.

Malpractice History


Filed December 2, 2013: Malpractice suit alleging that patient had undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy and can never bear children again due to negligence of Abortionist Harley Blank and abortion clinic.

Founder's Women's Health Center -- 2013 Hinton v. Downtown Gynecologists & Harley Blank -- Complaint

Botched abortion patient Lacresha Hinton sues Downtown Gynecology (aka Founder's Women's Health Center) and abortionist Harley Blank. Blank performed a "fake" abortion on Ms. Hinton when she was actually pregnant with an ectopic pregnancy. The patient suffered a ruptured ectopic pregnancy, and required emergency surgery to remove both fallopian tubes and parts of her ovaries. She was left permanently sterile as a result of the "fake" botched abortion. See pages 2-4.

Documented Death or Injury

2018 RU486 Complication Reports-Founders

8 Ohio reporting forms for RU486 abortion complications.

2017 RU486 Complication Reports-Founders

Two Ohio reporting forms for RU486 abortion complications.

Misc Documents

Re-Licensure Survey Packet - 072012

July 12, 2012 Re-citation for failure to provide valid transfer agreement.

07-09-2018 -- New Abortion Clinic Opens On Columbus' North Side -- WOSU Radio

Founder's Women's Health Center "split" results in new abortion clinic called Your Choice Healthcare, on 6721 Karl Rd in Columbus, OH. See notes above.

Survey Packet - 06 15 2012

Inspection on March 14, 2012 noted first citation for lack of hospital transfer agreement, other violations

Survey Packet - [VIUF11 2] Non Confidential SYSTEM 01 17 2014

April 30, 2013 inspection found 14 pages of deficiencies, including incomplete records, untrained staff, administration of drugs without order from Doctor, more

Request for Appropriate Transfer Agreement 07 31 2012

Letter dated May 21, 2012 noting that Founders must provide valid hospital transfer agreement in order to be licensed.


Letter dated 3/19/2012 informing Founders that it's facility license was about to expire.

Signed Transfer Agreement

May 31, 2012, transfer agreement between Founders and Grant Medical Center.