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Abortion ‘Trigger’ Bill Enters Senate Committee

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Abortion ‘Trigger’ Bill Enters Senate Committee

This article was originally published on Sept. 30, 2021. BY: SUSAN TEBBEN A bill hinging on the downfall of federal abortion rights came into a Senate committee Wednesday with the support of its two Republican sponsors. Senate Bill 123 is a “trigger” bill that would allow the state to ban abortion with a change in the U.S. Constitution […]

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Proposed Anti-Abortion Bills Would Impose New Mandates on Ohioans

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Proposed Anti-Abortion Bills Would Impose New Mandates on Ohioans

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Returning from summer break, the Ohio legislature could review two GOP-led pieces of legislation that would place health mandates on patients considering abortions. One of the bills, recently introduced by state Rep. Jennifer Gross, would require physicians to dictate the results of a mandated ultrasound and also provide information about a link between breast […]

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Opinion: Roe is Not the Ceiling, It’s the Floor

Iris Harvey Iris Harvey Opinion: Roe is Not the Ceiling, It’s the Floor

In the dead of night, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) made the devastating decision to turn its back on 50 years of precedent, rendering Roe v. Wade effectively meaningless in Texas and paving the path forward for a rollback of abortion access across the country. Texas’ six week ban is the first […]

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Dave Yost Continues Abortion Battle During Coronavirus Pandemic

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Dave Yost Continues Abortion Battle During Coronavirus Pandemic

By Susan Tebben The Ohio Attorney General’s Office filed an appeal on Thursday asking a court to release them from a restraining order allowing abortions to continue under a coronavirus health order until the appeal can be decided. A U.S. District Judge ruled partially in favor of Planned Parenthood and other clinics who perform abortions in […]

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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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New Abortion Ban Introduced in Ohio House

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal New Abortion Ban Introduced in Ohio House

By Susan Tebben A new abortion ban is being introduced in the Ohio House, this time aiming at total prohibition of abortions statewide. Dubbed the “Human Life Protection Act” by sponsor state Rep. John Becker, the bill would take effect if the federal case that legalized abortion in the nation, Roe v. Wade, is overturned. If […]

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Ohio’s Six Week Abortion Ban Blocked by Federal Judge

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio’s Six Week Abortion Ban Blocked by Federal Judge

Ohio’s six week abortion ban has been blocked by a federal judge. Planned to go into effect on July 11, the state’s most restrictive abortion measure has now been delayed. Senior US District Judge Michael Barrett issued an injunction on Wednesday, temporarily preventing the ban from becoming law.  “Inasmuch as this Court has determined that […]

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