Ohio Right to Life

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. 

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.  

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.

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

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 has vetoed a controversial abortion bill that would have banned abortion at six weeks into a pregnancy. But he signed another abortion ban into law.

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. 

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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 (Ohio Public Television)

There are calls for the President of the Ohio State Medical Board to step down over comments he’s made about a pending case.

Statehouse News Bureau

A federal judge has ruled Ohio cannot enforce its new law that defunds Planned Parenthood.

"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?

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Social conservatives from Ohio and other key states in this upcoming presidential contest have been invited to a closed-door meeting with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump next week. They include the head of the state’s leading anti-abortion group.

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.

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.

Jo Ingles

One of the most controversial bills passed by the Ohio Legislature recently is still awaiting Gov. John Kasich’s signature.

Karen Kasler

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

Statehouse News Bureau

The U.S. Supreme Court is blocking North Dakota from enforcing a strict ban on abortion that’s very similar to a bill proposed in Ohio.

Andy Chow

Once again, abortion was one of the most hotly contested issues at the Statehouse this past year. And as explained in our continuing series “2015 in Review,” there are signs the issue will be back at the top of the legislative agenda in 2016.

Karen Kasler

State lawmakers are introducing new legislation that would require women who have abortions or miscarriages to designate arrangements for burial or cremation of fetuses. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

Karen Kasler

Attorney General Mike DeWine’s four month investigation into the activities of Planned Parenthood clinics in Ohio clears the organization of wrongdoing in one way but opens up questions about another practice.

Jo Ingles

The mass shooting at an abortion clinic in Colorado that killed four people, including one police officer, late last month is the latest example pro-choice activists say underscores why more needs to be done to protect those facilities. There’s a new bill in the Ohio legislature that would create protective barriers around those facilities.