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ACLU Of Ohio Asks Court To Block Controversial Abortion Ban Permanently

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The ACLU of Ohio is asking a federal court to permanently block a ban on abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Pro-choice advocates had secured an order to temporarily stop the so called “heartbeat law” from going into effect as planned in July. Here’s what is happening with the latest court filing. Freda Levenson, legal director for… Read More

Judge Blocks “Heartbeat Bill,” Abortion Clinics to Remain Open

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A federal judge has temporarily blocked an Ohio law banning abortions after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, allowing clinics to continue to provide the procedure as a legal battle advances. Wednesday’s decision halts enforcement of the so-called heartbeat bill law that opponents argued would effectively ban the procedure as early… Read More

ACLU Sues Over Ohio’s “Heartbeat Bill” Six-Week Abortion Ban

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The ACLU has filed a lawsuit to challenge Ohio’s “Heartbeat Bill”, a ban on abortion at the first detection of a fetal heartbeat. That can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The law was signed in April, but wouldn’t take effect for three months. The ACLU of Ohio’s Legal Director, Freda Levenson,… Read More

Senate President Says “Heartbeat Bill” Will Pass His Chamber Next Month

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The so-called Heartbeat Bill abortion ban is on its fifth try through the legislature, after being passed and vetoed in the lame duck session. But it’s been introduced in both the House and Senate this time, and Gov. Mike DeWine says he’ll sign it. And it’s expected to move quickly. “We are going to pass… Read More

Ohio Legislature Fails To Pass ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Over Kasich’s Veto

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The “Heartbeat Bill” has once again failed to overcome Gov. John Kasich’s veto. Legislators returned to session after Christmas to reconsider the controversial abortion ban, and while the Ohio House managed to reach a two-thirds majority to overturn the veto, the bill did not pass the Ohio Senate. The so-called “Heartbeat Bill” would end abortion… Read More

Some “Heartbeat Bill” Supporters Want Lawmakers To Work On Christmas Day If Necessary

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Backers of the so called “Heartbeat Bill,” legislation that bans abortion at the point a fetal heartbeat is detected, are getting some help from evangelical leaders. And they are sending a strong message to Gov. John Kasich and Ohio lawmakers. Pastor JC Church with the Family Research Council is calling on Kasich to either sign it into… Read More