reproductive rights

Ohio abortion bans on the way following death of Roe

BY: - June 24, 2022

Now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Ohio legislature is set up to move forward with abortion bans in the state. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday morning that “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate […]

‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’ stack deck against abortion clinics, do so with state support

BY: - June 23, 2022

Abortion advocates have said a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on Roe v. Wade could insert confusion into an already tense reproductive environment in Ohio.  But Ohioans say that confusion already exists because of “crisis pregnancy centers,” which counter abortion clinics by offering services to discourage pregnancy termination, all with the help of millions […]

‘Reproductive freedom’ amendment proposal faces uphill battle in Ohio

BY: - June 7, 2022

A constitutional amendment introduced in Ohio to protect reproductive choice in the state likely will not be on the ballot for November, because it would need to make it through a Republican supermajority first. The constitutional amendment was introduced by House Minority Whip Jessica Miranda, D-Forest Park and Senate Assistant Minority Leader Nickie Antonio, D-Lakewood, […]

So-called ‘failed abortion’ bill passes Ohio Senate as Roe v. Wade trigger ban gains support

BY: - October 28, 2021

A bill seeking to regulate doctors’ actions in statistically rare “failed abortions” was approved by the Ohio Senate on Wednesday, the same day that anti-abortion advocates spoke out on a bill connected to Roe v. Wade. Just hours after passing Senate Bill 157 through the Government and Oversight Committee, senators passed the bill on for […]

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 […]