Senate Bill 27

Fetal tissue disposal law blocked again by Hamilton County court

BY: - February 3, 2022

A Hamilton County judge ruled in favor of abortion clinics in the state again in blocking a fetal tissue disposal law for a second time. The lawsuit asked for the court to keep the Ohio Department of Health from enforcing a state law ┬áthat said patients having an abortion must bury or cremate the remains, […]

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 […]

Ohio abortion clinics praise lifting of global gag rule, set hopes on domestic funding

BY: - February 8, 2021

While local women’s health clinics are optimistic after President Joe Biden lifted a gag rule on federal funding to abortion-related international organizations, they still want to see domestic funding for abortion providers brought back as well. Biden rescinded the “Global Gag Rule,” also called the Mexico City Policy, brought in originally by President Ronald Reagan […]

woman receiving medical care

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. […]

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House passes abortion burial bill, now moves to governor for signature

BY: - December 4, 2020

The House passed a bill on Thursday to require abortion providers to bury or cremate fetal remains, despite arguments from religious groups and health clinics in the state. State representatives passed the bill on a 60 to 35 vote along party lines. The bill passed out of the House Civil Justice Committee the same day […]