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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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Yost Joins Other AGs in Attempt to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Yost Joins Other AGs in Attempt to Overturn Roe v. Wade

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined 23 other state attorneys general in a court filing asking the U.S. Supreme Court to return “the question of abortion” back to the states, and overturn Roe v. Wade. The court brief comes as the nation’s highest court considers a challenge to Mississippi’s law banning abortion at […]

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Planned Parenthood ‘Sister CEOs’ on the Pandemic, Ramped Up Attacks on Abortion and Racial Justice

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Planned Parenthood ‘Sister CEOs’ on the Pandemic, Ramped Up Attacks on Abortion and Racial Justice

In many ways, the positions Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio President and CEO Iris E. Harvey and Planned Parenthood Federation of America President and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson are similar. Both are leading major nonprofit healthcare organizations during a once-in-a-century pandemic. They’re both witnesses to the regular attacks to reproductive health care in the state and nationwide […]

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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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