reproductive health

Split ballot board approves reproductive rights amendment summary written by Ohio Sec. of State

BY: - August 24, 2023

In a 3-2 split decision Thursday, the Ohio Ballot Board rejected using the full text of a proposed reproductive rights amendment on the ballot in November, adopting instead summary language written by the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office that was criticized for being incomplete and inaccurate. The board’s approval of the language – which is […]

Mifepristone ruling won’t change rules in Ohio

BY: - August 23, 2023

An appeals court ruling doesn’t change the rules in Ohio for a medication used not only to terminate pregnancies, but also for miscarriage treatment. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that mifepristone could stay on the market, but that ruling will be on hold as the country awaits the U.S. Supreme Court’s […]

Abortion amendment ballot language submitted, Ballot Board set to meet Thursday

BY: - August 22, 2023

Gearing up for an Ohio Ballot Board meeting where constitutional amendment language regarding reproductive health will be considered, groups pushing for the measure want to see the entire text of the amendment on November ballots. In a letter received by the Ohio Secretary of State on Monday, attorney Donald McTigue represented petitioners for the constitutional […]

Would November’s abortion rights amendment limit parental rights in Ohio? Experts say no

BY: - August 16, 2023

Opponents of the Ohio reproductive rights amendment appearing on this November’s ballot contend the changes would eliminate parental consent laws. Notably, their arguments focus on gender affirming care, rather than abortion. The proposed ballot measure would reinstate a standard in Ohio similar to the one imposed nationally by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1992’s Casey […]

Lawsuit over Texas abortion ban could be a model in other states

BY: - August 2, 2023

AUSTIN, Texas — A lawsuit in Texas asserting that the state’s abortion ban imperils women by dissuading doctors from ending dangerous pregnancies could provide a template for similar challenges across the country. Texas is one of 14 states that banned abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. The Texas ban includes […]

Ohio abortion rights amendment headed for November ballot

BY: - July 25, 2023

An abortion rights amendment proposed for the Ohio Constitution was certified on Tuesday to go forward for consideration by voters in November as nearly 500,000 signatures in support were verified by the Secretary of State’s office. In a letter to the campaign that collected signatures to put the ballot measure to Ohioans this year, Secretary […]