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Telemedicine abortion law stopped by Hamilton County court

BY: - April 20, 2021

A ban on the use of telemedicine for medication abortions was stopped by a Hamilton County judge on Monday, holding up a law that was set to take effect last week. Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Alison Hatheway granted the preliminary injunction requested by Planned Parenthood clinics in Ohio on Senate Bill 260, a bill […]

Judge blocks telemedicine abortion ban, marking second win for clinics

BY: - April 8, 2021

For the second time in a week, a Hamilton County judge ruled in favor of Planned Parenthood and against a recently passed state law on abortion services. Hamilton County Judge Alison Hatheway gave Planned Parenthood a two-week restraining order, preventing a law banning telemedicine abortion services from taking effect as planned on April 12. The […]

Judge blocks Ohio’s abortion disposal law

BY: - April 6, 2021

A Hamilton County judge has blocked an Ohio law regulating disposal of surgical abortion tissue that was set to take effect Tuesday. Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Alison Hatheway granted a preliminary injunction Tuesday pausing the enactment of the law temporarily. The judge said because the state has not created forms, rules and regulations […]

Planned Parenthood sues Ohio over telemedicine abortion law

BY: - April 5, 2021

The national and state chapters of Planned Parenthood sued the state of Ohio Thursday over a law set to go into effect in mid-April that prohibits abortion services conducted through telemedicine. The lawsuit regards Senate Bill 260, signed into law in January and banning an available telehealth option for what’s called a medication abortion. In […]

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Ohio abortion ban with felony charges back in the works, targeting Roe v. Wade

BY: - March 12, 2021

The battle on abortion in Ohio will only be stopped by the U.S. Supreme Court or a change in the U.S. Constitution, according to reproductive law experts and those once again pushing for abortion bans. Two state legislators have introduced a bill making abortion procedures a felony, which marks the second time in as many […]

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 […]

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Abortions continue to decline in the state

BY: - October 5, 2020

As court battles continue over legislation related to abortion, the Ohio Department of Health last week reported a 2% decline in the procedures. The annual report gathered information about abortions occurring in the state from confidential abortion reports and “post-abortion care reports for complications.” Last year, 20,102 “induced pregnancy terminations” were reported in Ohio, according […]

Planned Medicaid cuts seem reasonable, says policy analyst

BY: - May 7, 2020

Cutting funding from Medicaid might not seem like the best idea in the midst of a global pandemic. But an analyst of state Medicaid policy on Wednesday said cuts planned for the Ohio program seem reasonable, based on what’s known about them so far. State tax revenue has plummeted with the state economy choked down […]

Planned Parenthood, health clinics win injunction on coronavirus order

BY: - April 28, 2020

Just as the state began the process of opening up health care facilities, health clinics in the state prevailed on their ability to continue surgical abortions under a coronavirus health order. After a temporary restraining order was issued keeping the state from taking legal action against Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and other clinics that […]

Health order abortion challenge goes back to district court

BY: - April 21, 2020

As an extension of the temporary restraining order on prohibiting abortions gets ready to expire, abortion clinics and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office are back in court awaiting a new ruling.  Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and several other medical clinics across Ohio are in the midst of a court battle after the AG’s office […]

Dark Web: Telemedicine a challenge with lack of access in Appalachian communities

BY: - April 8, 2020

Note: This is the third story in a multi-part series detailing the effects of COVID-19 on Appalachian Ohio and how local residents, businesses and health professionals are responding to best serve their region. Ohio’s governor has expanded the state’s ability to use telemedicine during the coronavirus stay-at-home order, but for some parts of the state, […]

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Ohio AG appeal denied in abortion health order fight

BY: - April 7, 2020

A district court denied the Ohio Attorney General’s Office appeal against a temporary restraining order allowing abortion clinics to continue surgical abortions during the coronavirus pandemic. In a decision filed Monday, the U.S. District Court for the Sixth District said the state did not give a sufficient argument to reverse the temporary restraining order, currently […]