abortion rights

Ask voters directly, and abortion rights wins most ballot fights

BY: - January 17, 2023

This story was originally published in Kaiser Health News. This is shaping up as a critical year in the country’s battle over abortion rights, as both sides struggle to define a new status quo after the Supreme Court struck down the nearly half-century-old constitutional right last year. It is important not to misread what happened […]

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Abortion is not influencing most voters as midterms approach – economic issues are predominating

BY: - November 2, 2022

By Matthew A Baum, Harvard Kennedy School; Alauna Safarpour, Harvard Kennedy School; Jonathan Schulman, Northwestern University, and Kristin Lunz Trujillo, Harvard Kennedy School Since the Supreme Court’s June 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson decision overturning the constitutional right to abortion, election observers have raised questions about whether and how the issue of abortion will influence the […]

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 […]

Privacy, stigma may keep workers from using abortion travel benefits

BY: - October 12, 2022

This article originally appeared in Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Several major corporations, from Amazon to Walmart, are promising to pay travel expenses for employees and family members who must leave their home states to receive a legal abortion. But experts who advise those companies say their well-intentioned promises to invest in […]

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. 

Sen. Rob Portman opposes proposed national abortion ban

BY: - September 16, 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. U.S. Senator Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican, opposes the national 15-week abortion […]

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 […]

Biden to sign order on out-of-state abortion access

BY: - August 4, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday aiming to help pregnant patients cover the cost of travel to access abortion health care. The executive order does not protect access to abortion, which was overturned in late June by the conservative majority of the Supreme Court when it struck down the constitutional right […]

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Abortion referendum shows how out-of-touch Ohio’s gerrymandered, extremist legislature is

BY: - August 4, 2022

Voters in Kansas Tuesday shot down a ballot referendum to remove abortion rights protections from their state constitution, by a margin of 59-41. Passing it would have paved the way for state lawmakers there to pass far-reaching abortion restrictions, or even an outright ban. Voters took a megaphone to the national stage and said, “No.” […]

Four members of U.S. Senate unveil bipartisan bill ensuring nationwide abortion rights

BY: - August 3, 2022

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators released legislation Monday that would codify Roe v. Wade, ensuring pregnant patients throughout the country once again have the right to an abortion. Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins, Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, Alaska GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Arizona Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said the measure, called […]

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Women will not go quietly into a repressive post-Roe world

BY: - August 2, 2022

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, goes the famously true idiom. Ohio candidates running for office on an anti-women agenda in 2022 would be well to remember the phrase. Women will not go quietly into a repressive post-Roe world. Campaigners who think they can hide from their rhetoric or records and avoid the […]

Only one Ohio Republican votes to federally protect access to contraception

BY: - July 22, 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. The U.S. House of Representatives voted to ensure access to contraception Thursday […]