abortion

Ohio Attorney General asks for dismissal of abortion lawsuit

BY: - July 21, 2022

The Ohio Attorney General has asked the state supreme court to dismiss a challenge to the six-week abortion ban, saying the court does not hold jurisdiction on the issue. The lawsuit seeks to stop enforcement of the law, which had been tied up in courts before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the legality of abortion […]

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Ohio AG’s refusal to guide doctors facing felony criminal charges is a massive failure of duty

BY: - July 21, 2022

When Ohio Republicans created law putting health care professionals under the threat of felony criminal charges for providing abortion care, they made no exceptions for rape or incest, including in cases of children who’ve been sexually assaulted. Republican Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost rushed to court on June 24, just after Roe v Wade was […]

Members of Congress arrested after protest for abortion rights in front of Supreme Court

BY: - July 20, 2022

WASHINGTON — More than a dozen members of Congress were arrested Tuesday alongside abortion rights activists after they sat down and blocked an intersection between the U.S. Capitol building and the Supreme Court to protest conservative justices’ decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The act of civil disobedience came as backers of abortion rights urge more […]

U.S. House on bipartisan vote passes bill protecting right to same-sex marriage

BY: - July 20, 2022

WASHINGTON — Both Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. House voted Tuesday to enshrine the right to same-sex and interracial marriages in federal law, though the bill’s path forward in the Senate is unclear. The 267-157 bipartisan vote stemmed from concerns that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last month to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion […]

DeWine re-ups anti-abortion lobbyist, COVID skeptic on Ohio Medical Board

BY: - July 19, 2022

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine plans to re-appoint a longtime anti-abortion lobbyist and COVID-19 skeptic to the Ohio Medical Board, a spokesman said Monday. Michael Gonidakis, 48, a lawyer and president of Ohio Right to Life, will serve his third five-year term on the board, which is charged with licensing and disciplining physicians and other health […]

Progressives renew call for U.S. Supreme Court expansion after abortion rights decision

BY: - July 19, 2022

WASHINGTON — A group of U.S. House Democrats Monday called for the passage of legislation that would add four justices to the Supreme Court, following the overturning of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that provided the constitutional right to abortion. “It’s an ultra-right-wing Republican Supreme Court,” Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia said during a press conference […]

IVF patients, doctors share concerns about new Ohio bill recognizing ‘personhood’ at conception

BY: - July 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.   It took Mindi Axner three-and-a-half years, at least one miscarriage and […]

U.S. House passes bills to ensure nationwide abortion access, interstate travel

BY: - July 18, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed legislation Friday that would reinstate access to abortion, though it’s highly unlikely the two bills approved on mostly party-line votes — or more that will come in the weeks ahead — would clear the 50-50 Senate. One measure that House members engaged in passionate debate over Friday would make […]

Same-sex marriage and contraception at risk after abortion ruling, U.S. House panel told

BY: - July 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — Advocates told Congress on Thursday that a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning a landmark abortion rights case is likely only the beginning, and could be followed by similar action by the high court on same-sex marriage, contraception and more. Witnesses at a U.S. House Judiciary Committee advised that to prevent that from happening, […]

Federal law that protects emergency life-saving abortions challenged in Texas suit

BY: - July 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration Thursday, arguing that states shouldn’t have to comply with a federal law that protects doctors who perform abortions to save the patient’s life. “This administration has a hard time following the law, and now they are trying to have their appointed […]

Rokita targets Indiana abortion doctor

BY: - July 14, 2022

Newly-released documents reveal a 10-year-old Ohio rape victim received an abortion in Indianapolis on June 30. The doctor who performed the procedure appears to have notified state officials within Indiana’s statutory timeframe, according to records obtained by the Indiana Capital Chronicle. Attorney General Todd Rokita on Thursday asked Gov. Eric Holcomb to have state agencies […]

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U.S. Senate panel wrestles with questions about abortions needed to save a patient’s life

BY: - July 14, 2022

WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans on the U.S. Senate panel that oversees health care sharply disagreed Wednesday over how Congress should respond to confusion among doctors about compliance with state abortion bans. State abortion restrictions, some of which were written long ago and don’t account for complicated medical situations, don’t make it clear when a […]