Our Mission

Founder's Women's Health Center (FWHC) believes in every woman's right to reproductive choice. Our goal is to ensure that each woman has the opportunity to weigh all of her options and obtain the knowledge and resources necessary to make the best decision for her life

Whether she chooses abortion care, referral to an adoption agency, family planning services, or annual exams, FWHC is here to help. Our OB-GYN physicians and staff strive to provide patients with a safe, secure, and caring environment to support them in their reproductive health choices. We believe that every woman is entitled to excellent medical care and compassionate support.


  • Experienced OB-GYN Physicians

  • Compassionate, Pro-Choice Staff

  • Calm & Supportive Environment

  • State-Certified Ambulatory Surgical Facility

At least half of American women will experience an unintended pregnancy by age 45, and at 2008 abortion rates, one in 10 women will have an abortion by age 20, one in four by age 30 and three in 10 by age 45
— Guttmacher Institute, July 2014 Fact Sheet, "Induced Abortion in the United States,"

Facts about founders

  1. We have been serving women's reproductive needs since 1973.
  2. Dr. Harley Blank, MD (the founder of Founder's) performed the first legal abortion in Ohio.
  3. Many of our staff members have been with us for more than 10 years.
  4. We are an Ohio Certified Ambulatory Surgical Facility (ASF). We adhere to all requirements set forth by ASF and the Ohio Department of Health.
  5. Our staff is trained in American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers and our nurses are trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
  6. We serve a diverse population that spans across Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia. An unplanned pregnancy recognizes no socioeconomic class, education, occupation, religion, or political affiliation.
  7. We offer ALL-OPTIONS pregnancy counseling. In addition to providing excellent abortion care, we can provide referrals for the following options: