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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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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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