Abortion

Ohio Senate
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The state Senate has passed a bill that would change the way fetal remains can be handled. 

Jo Ingles

A bill that would specify the handling of fetal remains that are a result of abortions has made it over another hurdle. The bill passed a Senate committee on a party-line vote.

Jo Ingles

Ohio Department of Health statistics show the number of abortions in Ohio was at an all-time low. But that didn’t keep the legislature from passing more abortion legislation.

Jo Ingles

Gov. John Kasich has signed 15 bills into law before leaving for a holiday break. 

Ohio Legislature

The Ohio Senate has passed another abortion ban – this one aimed at a specific prenatal diagnosis. 

Daniel Konik

Ohio could soon become the third state in the country to ban abortion after a diagnosis of Down syndrome. A bill to do that has passed the Senate.

The Ohio House has put the state a step closer to becoming the third to pass a ban on abortions after a diagnosis of Down Syndrome has been made. 

Jo Ingles

An Ohio House committee has passed a bill that would make the state the third in the country to ban abortion after a Down Syndrome diagnosis has been made. Doctors who perform abortions after that point would be held liable and could lose their licenses to practice. 

Jo Ingles

After a long weekend, lawmakers will come back to the Statehouse for hearings this week. And one will deal with a controversial abortion bill. 

Ohio Department of Health

The number of abortions in Ohio last year went down for the fourth year in a row. Both sides in the debate are pleased, but have differing opinions on why.

Attorney for Preterm, Cleveland
Dan Konik

The Ohio Supreme Court has heard yet another case involving one of the state’s abortion providers. It’s the second one this month. This case revolves around a different issue.

Columbus, Ohio
Jo Ingles

The state’s highest court has heard arguments about whether to keep open Toledo's only abortion clinic. And the case could affect Ohio's seven other clinics as well. 

ohiolife.org

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 Gov. John 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. 

Ohio Right To Life's website

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.

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