Senate Bill 260

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 […]

House passes telemedicine abortion ban, expands telehealth elsewhere

BY: - December 18, 2020

The Ohio House passed a bill early Friday morning prohibiting medication abortions via telehealth. Minutes later, they moved to expand telehealth services in other ways. With a vote of 54-30 along party lines, Senate Bill 260 passed, prohibiting the use of telemedicine in a medication abortion in the state. The bill prohibits physicians from conducting […]

Legislators consider guns, abortion, HB 6 repeal and health department powers in last scheduled sessions

BY: , , and - December 17, 2020

Update: At 10:45 a.m. Thursday, the Senate President announced the body could convene as needed, meaning Thursday might not be the last day of the legislative session.  More guns. Fewer abortions. Delaying a nuclear bailout repeal and weakening the health department.  With one official legislative day remaining in Ohio’s 133rd General Assembly, Ohio lawmakers have […]

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Abortions bills move through lame duck

BY: - December 11, 2020

As the end of the 133rd General Assembly swiftly approaches, abortion bills are making their way through committees, and one has already been passed into law. The Senate gave their final approval of Senate Bill 27 this week, which requires abortion providers to pay for the burial or cremation of fetal remains after surgical abortion. […]

Committee moves anti-abortion telemedicine bill forward amid opponents’ pleas for rejection

BY: - February 28, 2020

Despite nurses, pastors, and pro-choice advocates urging rejection before the Wednesday vote, a Senate committee approved a bill to bar the use of telemedicine for abortion-related care. The Senate Health, Human Services, and Medicaid Committee moved Senate Bill 260 forward to the full Senate after a third hearing in which a roomful of Ohioans testified. […]