abortion

Federal judge could decide as soon as February to yank abortion pill nationwide

BY: - January 24, 2023

WASHINGTON — A Texas judge could decide as soon as next month whether to force the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to pull its two-decade-old approval of the abortion pill, which accounts for more than half of pregnancy terminations in the United States. A nationwide injunction in the case, as requested by anti-abortion groups, would […]

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Stubborn House leaders refuse to condemn violence against reproductive rights organizations

BY: - January 20, 2023

One of the first stories I covered as a reporter was in Fargo, N.D., in 1996. One of the town’s local well-known zealots, Martin Wishnatsky, had again handcuffed himself to an abortion clinic fence in protest of abortion law. With a certain amount of weariness, editors at The Forum dispatched the greenest reporter they could […]

Ohio IVF patients feel attacked by abortion ban law, fear more pain coming for their families

BY: - January 17, 2023

With a new General Assembly comes new legislative measures, and for those watching the battle over reproductive rights, that raises concerns. Lancaster resident Melissa Hintz and her husband have strongly considered moving on from the state over fears that abortion bans or regulations could impact her family. Moving on could mean finding a way to […]

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 […]

Ohio coalition moves forward with plans for abortion ballot measure

BY: - January 13, 2023

A coalition of reproductive rights groups, along with the ACLU of Ohio say they plan to have a pro-abortion ballot initiative on the Ohio Attorney General’s desk by February. Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom announced the plan to do this with the help of a recently hired “general consultant” with experience boosting ballot initiatives on the […]

New FDA policy broadening abortion pill availability won’t change much in Ohio

BY: - January 9, 2023

Though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration changed requirements for pills used to induce an abortion, state law would keep Ohioans from benefitting from the change. Last week, the FDA announced that it would not enforce a rule that pregnant people need to pick up mifepristone in person and allows retail pharmacies to dispense the […]

Inconsistencies in Ohio’s home rule authority highlighted by tobacco legislation

BY: - December 21, 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.   State lawmakers in Ohio have been able to pick and choose which local […]

2 abortion rights groups launch simultaneous efforts to codify abortion rights with ballot measures

BY: and - December 13, 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. Two different coalitions launched two separate initiatives to restore and ensure abortion access in […]

Ohio House Republicans looking to create states rights ‘Tenth Amendment Center’ in AG’s Office

BY: - November 30, 2022

A group of 14 Ohio House Republicans are putting forward a bill to create a states rights “Tenth Amendment Center” within the office of the state attorney general. Ohio House Bill 506 creates a Tenth Amendment center to “actively monitor federal executive orders, federal statutes, and federal regulations for potential abuse or overreach, including assertion […]

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Abortion rights referendums are winning, with state battles over rights replacing national debate

BY: - November 19, 2022

By Rachel Rebouche, Temple University The abortion landscape in the U.S. has been upended over the past five months, as many clinics offering the procedure have closed and people have traveled across state borders to obtain abortions where it remains legal. The percentage of people getting legal abortions has also dropped. Division over abortion did […]

Bill protecting same-sex marriage gains bipartisan support in U.S. Senate

BY: - November 17, 2022

WASHINGTON —  The U.S. Senate cleared a key hurdle to passing a marriage equality bill Wednesday, garnering even more than the 60 senators from both political parties needed to move past a legislative filibuster. The bill, which could win final passage in the Senate as soon as this week, would ensure same-sex and interracial couples […]

Gov. DeWine addresses redistricting drama, shares priorities for next term in one-on-one interview

BY: - November 15, 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 Gov. Mike DeWine won his reelection in a landslide, in what will most likely […]