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Liberal Supreme Court justices challenge abortion restrictions in high-stakes case

WASHINGTON — The liberal wing of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared highly skeptical of a Louisiana law that restricts abortion access as the justices...

Major abortion case heads to U.S. Supreme Court this week

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in a high-profile abortion case that’s rooted in Louisiana but could have major...

Gender disparity evident in Ohio’s county governments

There are more county sheriffs in Ohio named Scott than there are sheriffs that are women. There are also as many Johns serving as county...

Planned Parenthood: Telemedicine bill takes healthcare away from underserved Ohioans

Leaders of Ohio’s Planned Parenthoods say a bill to limit abortion-related telemedicine is not only unconstitutional, but cuts off access to safe health care...

U.S. House votes to remove Equal Rights Amendment obstacle

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted on Thursday to remove one barrier to adding the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but plenty...

‘It’s a real loss for survivors.’ Domestic violence law stalled in...

WASHINGTON — For decades, the Violence Against Women Act was an issue that could transcend partisan politics on Capitol Hill.  Not anymore.  The landmark law —...

Ohio policy areas to watch in 2020

Ohio legislators proposed more than 700 bills in 2019, with fewer than two-dozen being signed into law. That means the state senators and representatives have...

New year, new court fight over Down syndrome abortion

The new year will bring new discussions on a law that prohibited abortions after a Down syndrome diagnosis. A panel of judges for the 6th...

Bill on rape statutes addresses marital rape loophole

With bipartisan support on the issue of removing the statute of limitations for rape and sexual assault in Ohio, legislators are hoping a bill...

Tax credit for donors to anti-abortion pregnancy centers moves toward full...

A bill giving a tax credit to donors for pregnancy centers who promote carrying a pregnancy to term was approved in the state House...
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