Abortion

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Candidates for political office in Ohio who want to be endorsed by the state’s largest organization opposing abortion will have to meet new criteria. 

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Ohio’s largest group representing abortion opponents is cheering news that two clinics that offered abortions in the Buckeye State have closed their doors.  

Jo Ingles

The Ohio Senate passed a controversial bill that bans the abortion method most often used after 12 weeks of pregnancy. 

Jo Ingles

A bill that would a common procedure used in most second trimester abortions is on its way to the full Ohio Senate. The legislation was voted out of committee this morning/yesterday morning. But the vote didn’t come without some controversy.

Rotunda, Ohio Statehouse
Jo Ingles

There was a silent yet visible demonstration at the Statehouse today as a bill that would ban an abortion procedure was introduced in committee. More than a dozen women dressed as characters from a well-known dystopian novel showed up as the Senate Judiciary Committee considered the legislation.

Jo Ingles

A controversial abortion bill that Governor Kasich vetoed at the end of last year has been reintroduced in the Ohio legislature. 

State lawmakers are considering a new bill that would ban a procedure commonly used in second-trimester abortions.

Andy Chow

A large majority of the House and Senate are made up of lawmakers with strong pro-life stances. And that’s been reflected in several changes to abortion laws in the past few years. Despite those odds, pro-choice groups want to make sure every lawmaker will hear what they have to say on the issue before casting a vote. 

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It’s a case of déjà vu’ in the Ohio Legislature, which has the strongest Republican majority in half a century. Some abortion bills that were proposed but didn’t pass before are being re-introduced.

Karen Kasler

Gov. John Kasich made a somewhat surprising statement this week about a pair of abortion related bills from last year’s lame duck session – one he signed and one he vetoed.

Jo Ingles

An estimated two thousand people marched through downtown Columbus in a preview of the Women’s March on Washington this weekend after President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Jo Ingles

Supporters of a strict abortion ban that was vetoed by Gov. John Kasich are not giving up. 

Karen Kasler

Abortion is always a contentious issue at the Statehouse. This year was no exception, as abortion ban bills took front and center stage amid the backdrop of the controversial election season.

Karen Kasler

About 50 activists demonstrated around the Statehouse yesterday, hoping to send a message to Gov. John Kasich about two newly passed abortion bans.

Karen Kasler

Backers of the so-called “heartbeat bill”, the legislation that would ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, are putting pressure on state lawmakers to pass it during the lame duck session. And the person behind the movement to pass that bill thinks lawmakers might be working behind the scenes on it.

Jo Ingles

A decision by the Ohio Department of Health to order a Dayton area abortion clinic to shut down is drawing criticism and praise. Abortion opponents say it’s a step in the right direction but supporters of legal abortion say it is politically motivated over-reach by a state agency. 

Jo Ingles

Another fight over abortion rights is looming at the Statehouse. Lawmakers are expected to take up two bills that restrict abortions during the upcoming lame duck session. That brought supporters of legal abortion out to protest to try to convince lawmakers to scrap those bills.

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A constitutional amendment creating a total ban on abortion in Ohio has been rejected by the state attorney general. But the people behind the proposal say they are not done fighting.

Ohio Attorney General's office

The proposed abortion ban that a group of citizens wants to put before Ohio voters has been stopped – for now.

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A newly proposed ballot initiative filed with the Attorney General would begin the process of putting an issue on the ballot to ban all abortions in Ohio.

"The State of Ohio"

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump met with conservative Christian leaders last week, but then went more than three days without addressing a major Supreme Court ruling that rejected abortion restrictions. The prolonged silence disappointed Ohio’s largest pro-life group.

Jo Ingles

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a Texas law that required doctors performing abortions in the Lone Star state to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and required abortion clinics to meet standards for ambulatory surgical centers.  How does that ruling affect Ohio?

Jo Ingles

The state of Ohio has settled its legal battle with Planned Parenthood, agreeing to pay thousands in legal fees and to not enforce controversial rules on disposing of remains of abortions.

Statehouse News Bureau

A federal judge has stopped Ohio from implementing a new law that would defund Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood is suing the state over a new law that would take away from the organization federal dollars that fund cancer screenings, HIV tests and more.

Jo Ingles

The Ohio Department of Health has heard the case of whether to close down one of the only two abortion clinics operating in southwest Ohio.

Statehouse News Bureau

The leader of one of the state’s most influential lobby groups has been named to a post in Ohio’s Secretary of State’s office.

Karen Kasler

A group that supports reproductive and gender equity is taking its message to the Ohio Statehouse.

Statehouse News Bureau

Gov. John Kasich signed a few bills over the weekend but not the controversial one that would defund Planned Parenthood.

Jo Ingles

A lot of questions are being raised about two bills in the Ohio Legislature that deal with the disposal of aborted fetal remains.

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