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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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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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Ohio Continues to See Decline in Abortions

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Continues to See Decline in Abortions

By Susan Tebben As court battles continue over legislation related to abortion, the Ohio Department of Health last week reported a 2% decline in the procedures. The annual report gathered information about abortions occurring in the state from confidential abortion reports and “post-abortion care reports for complications.” Last year, 20,102 “induced pregnancy terminations” were reported in […]

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Abortion Clinics Win Injunction on Coronavirus Health Order

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Abortion Clinics Win Injunction on Coronavirus Health Order

By Susan Tebben Just as the state began the process of opening up health care facilities, health clinics in the state prevailed on their ability to continue surgical abortions under a coronavirus health order. After a temporary restraining order was issued keeping the state from taking legal action against Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and other clinics that […]

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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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