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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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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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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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Photos: Columbus Joins Abortion Ban Protests Nationwide

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Photos: Columbus Joins Abortion Ban Protests Nationwide

On May 21, protesters nationwide joined together for the #StopTheBans rally, to stop state abortion bans passing across the country. In Columbus, protesters gathered outside of Gov. Mike DeWine’s office at 77 S. High St., before moving the demonstration to the front steps of the Ohio Statehouse. In April, Gov. DeWine signed Senate Bill 23, […]

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