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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 […]

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’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 […]

Abortion-rights and anti-abortion groups in Ohio react to Barrett confirmation

BY: - October 28, 2020

Ohio organizations on both sides of the abortion debate spoke out this week following the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States. Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonidakis called the confirmation a “victory for women everywhere,” and a step toward abolishing Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case […]

Ohio school asks state supreme court to speed up decision on armed teachers policy

BY: - August 11, 2020

An Ohio school district hoping to enact a policy to arm teachers is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to speed up their decision in light of an approaching school year.  Last week, the state’s highest court agreed to hear the appeal of the Madison Local School District, after an appeals court ruled they did not […]

AG’s office orders stop on ‘non-essential’ abortions; legislators, advocates condemn move

BY: - March 23, 2020

Legislators and advocates around the state are reacting after the Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s Office ordered two Planned Parenthood clinics in Ohio to stop performing surgical abortions during the coronavirus outbreak, calling them “non-essential and elective.” In a letter to Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio’s Cincinnati Surgery Center on March 20, Deputy Attorney General […]