abortion ban

Ohio Senate GOP to clarify women’s health exemptions on six-week abortion ban

BY: - November 18, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. Ohio Senate Republicans are working to clarify language on the six-week abortion […]

Despite reports of harm, DeWine refuses comment on abortion ban law

BY: - October 19, 2022

With Gov. Mike DeWine’s blessing, Ohio is in court, fighting to reimpose strict abortion regulations under a law he signed in 2019. But he’s refusing to publicly comment on the numerous stories of suffering it caused during the 11 weeks it was enforced. The law DeWine signed, Senate Bill 23, bans abortion after fetal cardiac […]

Biden vows codifying Roe v. Wade will top his agenda if Democrats expand control

BY: - October 19, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday promised that if Democrats keep control of the U.S. House and gain a few more Democratic seats in the Senate, then “the first bill that I will send to Congress will be to codify Roe v. Wade.” He also told supporters at a Democratic National Committee event that […]

Analysis: Theory vs. reality. The Dobbs ruling and women’s health

BY: - October 17, 2022

When the U.S. Supreme Court in June overturned abortion protections in Roe v Wade, the majority wrote that it’s up to the states to decide whether to allow abortions, restrict them or to ban them altogether. In other words, the six justices were saying that the U.S. Constitution gives no more protections to people who […]

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost appeals judge’s injunction against abortion ban

BY: - October 13, 2022

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is appealing a Hamilton County judge’s order blocking the state’s six-week abortion ban indefinitely as the case over it proceeds. In a news release, Yost’s office said they filed the notice of appeal after consulting with the office of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. The release said the brief arguing its […]

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DeWine can’t compensate for ripping away women’s bodily freedom with handouts

BY: - October 11, 2022

And lo, there was great rejoicing among the subjugated sex in Ohio. He who would control their bodies, and thus their liberties, was talking diaper discounts! What a game changer. In exchange for ripping away their reproductive freedom, Mike DeWine was dishing deals to pregnant women and girls (and rape and incest victims) to mitigate […]

Demonstrators demand security for reproductive rights in Ohio ahead of election

BY: - October 10, 2022

A mix of local activists, medical experts, abortion clinic escorts, and candidates expressed the need for protection of reproductive rights in Ohio law. Protesters were also countered with advocates from anti-abortion group Created Equal as they marched downtown. 

With Ohio abortion law paused, providers in Ohio, Mich. and Pennsylvania plan next steps

BY: - September 20, 2022

After more than two months of enforcement, Ohio’s strict new abortion law is on hold at least until next week as a lawsuit over it plays out in Cincinnati. As it does, Planned Parenthood chapters in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan are trying to adapt to a new reality. The suit in Cincinnati asks the courts […]

Ohio clinics say phones ringing constantly after abortion ban blocked by judge

BY: - September 19, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. Clinics and providers in Ohio have been having their phones ring constantly […]

Jewish congregations mount legal challenges to state abortion bans

BY: - August 26, 2022

WASHINGTON — Thousands of years of Jewish scripture make it clear that access to abortion care is a requirement of Jewish law and practice, according to Rabbi Karen Bogard. “We preserve life at all costs,” she said in an interview with States Newsroom. “But there is a difference between that which is living, and that […]

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Why in vitro fertilization is at risk in Ohio

BY: - August 26, 2022

Human life needs conception to occur, even when using technologies such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). But conception is not the same as personhood. You can’t reduce a very nuanced matter to a voting points game. When you politicize medical issues, Ohio families get hurt. My children are my world. As difficult as parenting can […]

How Biden’s executive order on abortion rights will impact Ohio

BY: - August 5, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland.   President Joe Biden’s latest executive order is aiming to expand reproductive […]