Roe v. Wade

Women in states that banned abortion were already a lot more likely to die, report says

BY: - January 23, 2023

When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade last June, it allowed states to ban abortion altogether without regard to the consequences for women’s health in its decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health. The states that have come closest to outright bans already had big problems with maternal and infant health, a new […]

In the wake of GOP Supreme Court sweep, Ohio activists plan abortion ballot initiative

BY: - November 10, 2022

When Republicans swept all three races for the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday, they swept away hopes that the court would find that the state Constitution protects the right to an abortion. So on Wednesday, abortion-rights activists were strategizing over when and how to get a measure on the ballot that would amend the Ohio […]

Ohio Republicans sweep reelections of attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, and treasurer

BY: - November 9, 2022

Republican incumbents won the day in races for Ohio’s attorney general, secretary of state, auditor, and treasurer, according to unofficial general election results. Attorney General Dave Yost fought back attacks for his role in the abortion ban now indefinitely blocked in Ohio, and reports of a 10-year-old rape victim who traveled out of state for […]

While in effect, Ohio’s abortion ban led to chaos, suffering, and worse health care, doctor says

BY: - November 4, 2022

By June 24, David Burkons had spent as much time as a doctor could in the post-Roe world. The Cleveland native graduated the University of Michigan Medical School in 1973, the same year the landmark decision ensuring the right to an abortion was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court.  Everything changed for the obstetrician […]

Ohio sex education resources in demand post-Roe

BY: - November 3, 2022

In a state with no consistent sex education standards, some Ohio groups are working with schools to get students the needed education, and even building programs for parents to have the tools they need to talk about it with their kids. With the fall of Roe v. Wade leading to battles over the right to […]

Doctors call on DeWine to answer questions about abortion laws

BY: - November 2, 2022

Days after Gov. Mike DeWine said the medical community will be consulted as Ohio considers future abortion legislation, a group of more than 1,400 doctors implored him to answer questions about a law he’s already signed. The Ohio medical community has said that to date, DeWine and Republican lawmakers have shown little interest in what […]

COMMENTARY

Abortion is not influencing most voters as midterms approach – economic issues are predominating

BY: - November 2, 2022

By Matthew A Baum, Harvard Kennedy School; Alauna Safarpour, Harvard Kennedy School; Jonathan Schulman, Northwestern University, and Kristin Lunz Trujillo, Harvard Kennedy School Since the Supreme Court’s June 2022 Dobbs v. Jackson decision overturning the constitutional right to abortion, election observers have raised questions about whether and how the issue of abortion will influence the […]

Despite reports of harm, DeWine refuses comment on abortion ban law

BY: - October 19, 2022

With Gov. Mike DeWine’s blessing, Ohio is in court, fighting to reimpose strict abortion regulations under a law he signed in 2019. But he’s refusing to publicly comment on the numerous stories of suffering it caused during the 11 weeks it was enforced. The law DeWine signed, Senate Bill 23, bans abortion after fetal cardiac […]

Biden vows codifying Roe v. Wade will top his agenda if Democrats expand control

BY: - October 19, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday promised that if Democrats keep control of the U.S. House and gain a few more Democratic seats in the Senate, then “the first bill that I will send to Congress will be to codify Roe v. Wade.” He also told supporters at a Democratic National Committee event that […]

Analysis: Theory vs. reality. The Dobbs ruling and women’s health

BY: - October 17, 2022

When the U.S. Supreme Court in June overturned abortion protections in Roe v Wade, the majority wrote that it’s up to the states to decide whether to allow abortions, restrict them or to ban them altogether. In other words, the six justices were saying that the U.S. Constitution gives no more protections to people who […]

Abortion ban could impact LGBTQ+ community

BY: - October 7, 2022

Potential abortion bans in the nation and in Ohio have been criticized by various groups, from doctors, to religious leaders and legal officials. The impact of bans on reproductive health procedures is also being felt within the LGBTQ community. “It just sucks all around,” said Kathryn Poe, a public policy and digital communications manager with […]

In response to Dobbs, abortion-rights activists turn to state constitutions

BY: - September 28, 2022

On June 24, the conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it couldn't find protections in the federal Constitution of a woman's right to abortion — in the process  overturning nearly a half-century of decided law. Now abortion-rights activists are turning to state courts and arguing that those protections exist in state constitutions. And at least temporarily, they're having some success.