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Ohio Judge Blocks Enforcement of Fetal Tissue Disposal Law

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Judge Blocks Enforcement of Fetal Tissue Disposal Law

By Susan Tebben A Hamilton County judge has blocked an Ohio law regulating disposal of surgical abortion tissue that was set to take effect Tuesday. Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Alison Hatheway granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday pausing the enactment of the law temporarily. The judge said because the state has not created forms, rules […]

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Planned Parenthood Sues Ohio Over Telemedicine Abortion Ban

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Planned Parenthood Sues Ohio Over Telemedicine Abortion Ban

By Susan Tebben The national and state chapters of Planned Parenthood sued the state of Ohio Thursday over a law set to go into effect in mid-April that prohibits abortion services conducted through telemedicine. The lawsuit regards Senate Bill 260, signed into law in January and banning an available telehealth option for what’s called a medication […]

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Ohio Abortion Ban Targeting Roe v. Wade Back in the Works

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Abortion Ban Targeting Roe v. Wade Back in the Works

By Susan Tebben The battle on abortion in Ohio will only be stopped by the U.S. Supreme Court or a change in the U.S. Constitution, according to reproductive law experts and those once again pushing for abortion bans. Two state legislators have introduced a bill making abortion procedures a felony, which marks the second time in […]

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Controversial Abortion Burial Bill to Move to Governor for Signature

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Controversial Abortion Burial Bill to Move to Governor for Signature

By Susan Tebben The House passed a bill on Thursday to require abortion providers to bury or cremate fetal remains, despite arguments from religious groups and health clinics in the state. State representatives passed the bill on a 60 to 35 vote along party lines. The bill passed out of the House Civil Justice Committee the […]

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Abortion Health Order Battle Returns to District Court

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Abortion Health Order Battle Returns to District Court

By Susan Tebben As an extension of the temporary restraining order on prohibiting abortions gets ready to expire, abortion clinics and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office are back in court awaiting a new ruling.  Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and several other medical clinics across Ohio are in the midst of a court battle after the […]

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Federal Judge Rules Abortions Can Continue, ODH Order Partly Held

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Federal Judge Rules Abortions Can Continue, ODH Order Partly Held

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. A federal judge has put a temporary hold on an order by the Ohio Department of Health to cease surgical abortions during the coronavirus pandemic and classify them as nonessential procedures in an effort to conserve scarce personal protective equipment and hospital […]

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Telemedicine Abortion Ban Passes in Ohio Senate

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Telemedicine Abortion Ban Passes in Ohio Senate

By Susan Tebben A bill to ban the use of telemedicine for abortion-related services has passed the Ohio Senate, moving on to House consideration. Senate Bill 260 specifically deals with the combination drug Mifeprex, which is used in medication abortions. The bill passed 20 to 9, with two Republicans, Sen. Stephanie Kunze, R-Hilliard, and Sen. Nathan […]

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