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State Mulls Over Its Next Move in Fight Over Abortion Clinics

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Earlier this week, a federal judge temporarily ruled Ohio cannot force abortion clinics to close under the coronavirus order banning elective, non-essential surgery. Now,  the state is considering its next move. Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says the state still wants to stop clinics from performing surgical abortions, despite the court ruling that said it could not do that. He… Read More

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Federal Judge Halts State from Restricting Abortions with Coronavirus Order

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A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state from using the coronavirus order that bans elective, non-essential surgeries to stop the six clinics in Ohio that offer surgical abortions from performing those procedures. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Michael Barrett means for the next 14 days, Ohio officials cannot use the COVID19 order barring… Read More

Attorney General Dave Yost

Controversy Over Whether Order Stopping Elective Surgery Applies to Abortion Clinics

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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is ordering abortion clinics to stop all non-essential procedures. Those facilities are fighting back, saying their services are essential. Yost sent letters to Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio and the Women’s Med Center of Dayton, telling them to immediately stop performing non-essential and elective surgical abortions. Predictably, Ohio Right to Life… Read More

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Where Trump’s 2019 State Of The Union Promises Stand

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The State of the Union this year may make for a seriously awkward moment. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be seated over President Trump’s left shoulder Tuesday, less than two months after the Democratic-controlled House impeached him — and just as the Republican-controlled Senate will be deciding whether to keep or or remove him from… Read More

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2019 Year in Review – Attempts to Ban Abortion in Ohio Continue

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Abortion was a big issue in Ohio in 2019, as it has been for several years.  A strict abortion ban was one of the 21 bills that passed, and more bills are still under consideration. The remnants from Gov. Mike DeWine’s inaugural party were barely removed from the Statehouse before the controversial bill to ban… Read More

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Lobbyist had Hand in Bill Sparking Ectopic Pregnancy Flap

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio lawmaker who proposed legislation extending insurance coverage to a procedure considered medically impossible as a way of fighting abortion worked closely on the bill with a conservative lobbyist, newly released emails show. State Rep. John Becker, a southwestern Ohio Republican, got help from Barry Sheets, a lobbyist for the… Read More

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Supreme Court Leaves Kentucky’s Ultrasound Law in Place

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The Supreme Court has left in place a Kentucky law requiring doctors to perform ultrasounds and show fetal images to patients before abortions. The justices did not comment Monday in refusing to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law. The American Civil Liberties Union challenged the law on behalf… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse

Abortion Bill Suggests Doctors Reimplant Ectopic Pregnancies

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio proposal aimed at outlawing abortions would present some doctors with the choice between facing potential criminal prosecution or attempting a procedure considered medically impossible: the reimplantation of an ectopic pregnancy. A doctor who terminates a pregnancy could face murder charges under the Republican-sponsored bill unless it is done to save a… Read More

Opponents of abortion bills protest at Ohio Statehouse in May 2019

Why the Bill to Ban Abortion Faces Challenges in Ohio’s Legislature

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A new bill that would ban abortions in Ohio has been introduced by Statehouse Republicans.  A similar total ban bill was introduced last year didn’t pass. So why is this bill being introduced now? The President of the Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio, Margie Christie, says this abortion bill has one goal. “We’re tired of it being regulated. We… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse

New Bill Would Completely Ban Abortions in Ohio

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A new bill outlaws all abortions and subjects medical professionals who facilitate in the procedure to possible murder charges. This bill legally recognizes a fetus as a human. It would remove all authorizations for abortions in to take place in Ohio. The legislation, which is being sponsored by 21 of the 99 Ohio House members,… Read More