Planned Parenthood of Ohio

Ohio Attorney General Yost files for 6-week abortion ban as Roe is overturned

BY: and - June 24, 2022

As Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost filed court motions to enact Ohio’s six-week abortion ban, a motley bunch of protesters gathered near the Ohio Statehouse on Friday in a tiny sliver of shade cast by the William McKinley statue. They held signs declaring “abortion is healthcare” or “abortion is a human right.” Another read “our […]

Ohio abortion law remains locked in court after judge blocks enforcement

BY: - April 18, 2022

An Ohio law that would, among other things, keep physicians connected to public medical schools from participating in abortion clinic practices has been blocked again by a Hamilton County judge. Senate Bill 157 has been in Judge Alison Hatheway’s court since February, when Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region, Women’s Med […]

Ohio clinics sue to bar new abortion bill

BY: - March 2, 2022

A lawsuit has been filed against the newest state abortion restriction and its regulation of doctors’ ability to practice medicine. The ACLU, Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region and Women’s Med Dayton are asking a Hamilton County Common Pleas Court to keep the state from enforcing a law to create “onerous and unwarranted” restrictions to health […]

DeWine signs abortion restriction likely to close SW Ohio clinics

BY: - December 23, 2021

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a new abortion law on Wednesday that looks likely to close Southwest Ohio abortion clinics. DeWine signed Senate Bill 157 without further comment, along with several other bills that passed through the legislature in their last work week before the holidays. The bill was condemned by abortion providers, who said not […]

Abortion bill passage could bring clinic closures

BY: - December 9, 2021

The newest abortion bill to pass the Ohio House could spell the closure of Southwest Ohio clinics and the criminalization of doctors. Despite multiple Democrat attempts to amend the bill and remove the language that would affect doctors’ ability to transfer patients from abortion facilities, Senate Bill 157 passed Wednesday afternoon along party lines, 59-33. […]

Abortion providers press on as state regulations grow

BY: - July 22, 2021

Ohio’s largest abortion clinic says it will continuing seeing patients and providing care as it awaits the impact of the most recent wave of regulations by the state, and further efforts in the state legislature. The non-profit Preterm in Cleveland has been open for 47 years, through legal barriers galore, on the state, federal and […]

Women’s health clinics: Abortion disposal law creates ‘impossible situation’

BY: - March 11, 2021

A bill signed into law mere months ago regarding the disposal of surgical abortion tissue is being challenged in court, with women’s health clinics saying the bill creates “an impossible situation” for them. The complaint, filed in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas by the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, women’s health clinics across the state […]

Ohio abortion clinics praise lifting of global gag rule, set hopes on domestic funding

BY: - February 8, 2021

While local women’s health clinics are optimistic after President Joe Biden lifted a gag rule on federal funding to abortion-related international organizations, they still want to see domestic funding for abortion providers brought back as well. Biden rescinded the “Global Gag Rule,” also called the Mexico City Policy, brought in originally by President Ronald Reagan […]

COMMENTARY

On Roe v Wade anniversary, fighting for abortion access is more important than ever

BY: - January 22, 2021

Forty-eight years ago today the U.S. Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade, which established the legal right to an abortion across the United States. At that moment, a patchwork of state laws that too often restricted access to vital health care was swept aside. For the first time, courts recognized that patients deserve the right […]