Planned Parenthood

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 […]

Judge holds off on Ohio abortion ban decision

BY: - September 9, 2022

A Hamilton County judge said he needs more time to decide whether or not to put a pause on a six-week abortion ban in Ohio. Judge Christian Jenkins said in a Thursday hearing that he would not issue an opinion because the court still has questions about how the case moves forward. “The court would […]

Planned Parenthood backs Tim Ryan in U.S. Senate Race

BY: - July 13, 2022

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio announced their endorsement of Tim Ryan in this year’s U.S. Senate race Tuesday. The decision to back the ten-term Democratic congressman over his self-described “100% pro-life” opponent J.D. Vance is unsurprising, but it offers another example of Democrats’ interest in mobilizing around the issue of abortion rights. Reiterating the case […]

Ohio Supreme Court denies attempt to stop abortion ban

BY: - July 1, 2022

The Ohio Supreme Court has denied an attempt by abortion clinics to stop a six-week abortion ban from being enforced. In a Friday ruling, the court denied a motion for an emergency stay of Senate Bill 23, legislation signed into law in 2019 that banned abortion up to six-weeks gestation. The lawsuit is still ongoing, […]

Judge temporarily blocks abortion bill affecting doctors

BY: - March 4, 2022

A Hamilton County judge has blocked the state from enforcing a new abortion-related law temporarily. Common Please Court Judge Alison Hatheway said Planned Parenthood groups and the Women’s Med Dayton clinic are “likely to succeed” in their lawsuit, therefore justifying a temporary block of Senate Bill 157,. The law would have barred physicians who worked […]

COMMENTARY

This could be the last anniversary of Roe – let’s make sure it doesn’t matter

BY: - January 22, 2022

Almost 49 years ago today, the constitutional right to abortion became the law of the land. This monumental decision decriminalized essential health care and prevented many people from dying from unsafe, illegal procedures. Since then, Roe has become fundamental to the health, freedoms, wellbeing, and bodily autonomy of all people of reproductive age in this country. […]

Total abortion ban bill enters Senate committee after day of protest

BY: - September 30, 2021

A bill hinging on the downfall of federal abortion rights came into a Senate committee Wednesday with the support of its two Republican sponsors. Senate Bill 123 is a “trigger” bill that would allow the state to ban abortion with a change in the U.S. Constitution or the overturning of the U.S. Supreme Court decision […]

Abortion ‘trigger bill’ coming to Senate committee

BY: - September 28, 2021

A piece of legislation meant to go into effect if federal abortion rights protections are overturned will start its path through the Ohio legislature this week. Senate Bill 123 is set to appear in the Ohio Senate Health Committee on Wednesday morning. If passed, the bill would then await court challenges of the U.S. Supreme […]

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 […]