abortion

‘Failed abortion’ laws already on the books, say opponents of new bill

BY: - October 8, 2021

Opponents of a new abortion-related piece of legislation and one legislator on the committee reviewing the bill questioned why the bill was needed considering the regulations are already a part of law. Senate Bill 157 received its third hearing in the Senate Government Oversight & Reform Committee on Wednesday, where opponents and supporters of the […]

Abortion rates rise in Ohio despite efforts to ban it

BY: - October 5, 2021

Over the last year, state data shows that abortions have risen in Ohio despite several efforts to deepen regulations on the practice. The 2020 “induced abortions” report from the Ohio Department of Health shows terminated pregnancies increased by 3% from 2019 to 2020. Since 2000, however, there has been a steady decline in abortions, about […]

Total abortion ban bill enters Senate committee after day of protest

BY: - September 30, 2021

A bill hinging on the downfall of federal abortion rights came into a Senate committee Wednesday with the support of its two Republican sponsors. Senate Bill 123 is a “trigger” bill that would allow the state to ban abortion with a change in the U.S. Constitution or the overturning of the U.S. Supreme Court decision […]

The Supreme Court has overturned precedent dozens of times in the past 60 years – History Thursday

BY: - September 30, 2021

By David Schultz, Hamline University It is a central principle of law: Courts are supposed to follow earlier decisions – precedent – to resolve current disputes. But it’s inevitable that sometimes, the precedent has to go, and a court has to overrule another court, or even its own decision from an earlier case. In its […]

Abortion ‘trigger bill’ coming to Senate committee

BY: - September 28, 2021

A piece of legislation meant to go into effect if federal abortion rights protections are overturned will start its path through the Ohio legislature this week. Senate Bill 123 is set to appear in the Ohio Senate Health Committee on Wednesday morning. If passed, the bill would then await court challenges of the U.S. Supreme […]

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In attack on abortion rights, new Texas law could turn state courts into litigation Thunderdomes

BY: - September 24, 2021

By Bob Lewis Forty-eight years have passed since a Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade established a legal right to have an abortion in the United States. It created a passionate rift that has never been (and never will be) resolved. Those who oppose abortion say that terminating a pregnancy is murder. It’s an […]

U.S. Supreme Court schedules Dec. 1 oral arguments in major abortion case

BY: - September 22, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Dec. 1 in a case that threatens to overturn decades of abortion protections established under the landmark 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade. The upcoming case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, stems from a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks. It has been […]

Proposed Ohio abortion bills would impose new mandates, spread misinformation

BY: - September 21, 2021

Returning from summer break, the Ohio legislature could review two GOP-led pieces of legislation that would place health mandates on patients considering abortions. One of the bills, recently introduced by state Rep. Jennifer Gross, would require physicians to dictate the results of a mandated ultrasound and also provide information about a link between breast cancer […]

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When human life begins is a question of politics – not biology

BY: - September 3, 2021

By Sahotra Sarkar, The University of Texas at Austin A Texas law that aims to eliminate almost all abortions in the state is part of a long-standing nationwide movement to restrict the right to abortion. The Texas law went into effect on Sept. 1, 2021, and severely limits the right to have an abortion in […]

Reproductive rights: How gerrymandering impacts abortion access

BY: - August 16, 2021

Those promoting drastically redrawing district lines in Ohio see the impact of those districts in all sorts of areas from voting access to education and even in the doctor’s office for some patients. Reproductive rights have been a hotly contested issue that has been a touchpoint in national and local campaigns since the 1970s, when […]

Ohio lawmakers join attorney general in national push to overturn Roe v. Wade

BY: - August 4, 2021

The fact that a host of Ohio legislators have now followed state Attorney General Dave Yost in filing their support for overturning nationwide abortion rights law isn’t surprising to advocates. The fact that so many states are preparing or already planning to challenge Roe v. Wade is a little more concerning. “Roe is in the […]

Ohio’s Yost joins other AGs attempting to overturn Roe v. Wade

BY: - August 2, 2021

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost joined 23 other state attorneys general in a court filing asking the U.S. Supreme Court to return “the question of abortion” back to the states, and overturn Roe v. Wade. The court brief comes as the nation’s highest court considers a challenge to Mississippi’s law banning abortion at 15-weeks. The […]