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 […]

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 […]

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Members of U.S. Senate panel fight over effects of abortion ruling on Black patients

BY: - July 13, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday began wading through the dozens of state laws that have taken effect in the two weeks since the Supreme Court ended the constitutional right to an abortion, and heard from witnesses who said the effect on Black patients will be especially harsh. “People of color, specifically […]

As abortion crisis engulfs red states, advocates press White House for a bolder plan

BY: - July 11, 2022

WASHINGTON — Frustrated abortion rights advocates are imploring President Joe Biden to make sweeping moves to protect abortion access, saying now is the time for Democrats to be bold as Republican-led states rapidly implement restrictions and outright bans. Stymied in the U.S. Senate by the filibuster, congressional Democrats are highly unlikely to approve legislation that […]

Biden unveils executive order on abortion access, cites case of 10-year-old Ohio rape survivor

BY: - July 8, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden, who has repeatedly been criticized as slow to respond to a widely expected U.S. Supreme Court decision that ended the nationwide right to an abortion, signed an executive order Friday that could preserve some access to abortion in states where the procedure remains legal. Biden in a White House speech […]

Ohio doctors unite to oppose abortion ban

BY: - July 6, 2022

A group of Ohio physicians is rallying support for a letter of dissent in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the enactment of Ohio six-week abortion ban. “The movement has quickly gained momentum and has recruited over 900 physicians forming the organization Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights,” a […]


What if anti-abortion activists really wanted to reduce abortion rates?

BY: - July 6, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision to strike down the right to family privacy around abortion care has cleared the way for Ohio’s six-week ban on legal abortion. Since about 1 in 3 women do not realize they are pregnant until six weeks or later, this bill effectively bans legal abortion care for a large […]


Women merit no mention by misogynist, extremist politicians ripping away their bodily autonomy

BY: - July 5, 2022

Reducing women to compulsory breeders, under penalty of law, by eviscerating landmark abortion rights never came up in Republican talking points after Roe v. Wade was overturned.  Women didn’t even rate an asterisk in the party script copied and pasted in GOP statements that portrayed the U.S. Supreme Court’s radical nullification of reproductive freedoms as […]


The hidden silver lining in the Supreme Court’s decision

BY: - July 4, 2022

And all along I thought the topic of abortion had been settled more than 30 years ago when I was in high school. During that time, speech and debate coaches throughout the state of Montana decided they were absolutely sick and tired of hearing speeches and debating the topic of abortion so they collectively banned […]

Ohio lawmaker says baby born of rape, incest ‘still has the right to life’

BY: - July 1, 2022

The sponsor of legislation that would ban nearly all abortions in Ohio said babies conceived via rape or incest still have a right to life. Rep. Jean Schmidt, a Cincinnati area Republican, said on conservative talk radio earlier this week that her bill is likely to pass in the legislative session after the November elections. […]

Period tracking app users delete app, citing privacy concerns after abortion banned in Ohio

BY: - June 29, 2022

The following article was originally published on 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.   Period tracking apps are raising privacy concerns for their users following […]