Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

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 […]

While in effect, Ohio’s abortion ban led to chaos, suffering, and worse health care, doctor says

BY: - November 4, 2022

By June 24, David Burkons had spent as much time as a doctor could in the post-Roe world. The Cleveland native graduated the University of Michigan Medical School in 1973, the same year the landmark decision ensuring the right to an abortion was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court.  Everything changed for the obstetrician […]

Doctors call on DeWine to answer questions about abortion laws

BY: - November 2, 2022

Days after Gov. Mike DeWine said the medical community will be consulted as Ohio considers future abortion legislation, a group of more than 1,400 doctors implored him to answer questions about a law he’s already signed. The Ohio medical community has said that to date, DeWine and Republican lawmakers have shown little interest in what […]

COMMENTARY

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Abortion ban could impact LGBTQ+ community

BY: - October 7, 2022

Potential abortion bans in the nation and in Ohio have been criticized by various groups, from doctors, to religious leaders and legal officials. The impact of bans on reproductive health procedures is also being felt within the LGBTQ community. “It just sucks all around,” said Kathryn Poe, a public policy and digital communications manager with […]

Overturning Roe sends approval of U.S. Supreme Court plummeting, Marquette poll finds

BY: - September 23, 2022

On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that overturned a national right to abortion, public approval of the Court has fallen dramatically and stayed there, a new national poll from Marquette Law School finds. In the new survey, 40% of respondents said they approved of how the Court was doing its job while […]

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 […]

State constitutions have played second fiddle since the Civil War. Justice DeWine says that’s bad

BY: - September 19, 2022

In a speech last Tuesday, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine said that since the Civil War, state constitutions “too often” have become “secondary.”  In the same speech, he highlighted that due-process protections in the Ohio Constitution are different from those in the federal 14th Amendment, which was passed in the wake of the Civil […]