six-week abortion ban

Long-fought abortion battle in Ohio could end with Issue 1 amendment or with six-week ban

BY: - October 18, 2023

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a series looking at the language of Ohio Issue 1 and the reproductive rights it would impact. The full language of the amendment can be found here. Before Issue 1 was fully realized as a ballot initiative, Ohio Republicans met at last year’s March for Life, talking about the […]

One year after overturning of Roe v. Wade, future of abortion in Ohio remains uncertain

BY: - June 28, 2023

In the year since Roe v. Wade was overturned, Ohio’s abortion landscape has changed dramatically — with a new amendment on the horizon. Thousands gathered at the Ohio Statehouse on June 24, 2022 through the weekend to protest the Dobbs ruling, while others gathered in celebration. “This Roe v. Wade decision has again been something […]

18 other states throw two cents into Ohio abortion ban lawsuit

BY: - May 16, 2023

Outside interests flooded into an Ohio lawsuit against the state’s six-week abortion ban, in the form of 18 other states filing a “friend of the court” brief supporting Ohio’s abortion ban law. While the Ohio Supreme Court is currently only considering a procedural case to allow the state to appeal a pause on the six-week […]


10-year-old rape victim apparently not among Ohio Gov. DeWine’s ‘most vulnerable’ needing protection

BY: - July 8, 2022

Gov. Mike DeWine spends a lot of time jawing about his concern for protecting the “most vulnerable” Ohioans whenever he signs a draconian law attacking the bodily autonomy of others. But as we learned according to reporting from the Indianapolis Star this week, a 10-year-old Ohio rape victim was forced to travel to Indiana for […]

Ohio doctors unite to oppose abortion ban

BY: - July 6, 2022

A group of Ohio physicians is rallying support for a letter of dissent in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the enactment of Ohio six-week abortion ban. “The movement has quickly gained momentum and has recruited over 900 physicians forming the organization Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights,” a […]

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has six-week abortion ban put into effect

BY: - June 27, 2022

The following article was originally published on and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. Shortly after Roe v. Wade was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court […]

Ohio policy areas to watch in 2020

BY: - January 2, 2020

Ohio legislators proposed more than 700 bills in 2019, with fewer than two-dozen being signed into law. That means the state senators and representatives have plenty more to do in 2020, the second and final year of the 133rd General Assembly. As we look ahead to this new year, here are five policy topics to […]

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How gerrymandering brings about extreme Ohio laws that don’t reflect majority opinion

BY: - December 9, 2019

Recent gun and abortion bills the latest examples For decades, Ohio has been the quintessential battleground state. But in the last 10 years, Ohio has steadily taken a turn to the right — but not because its voters have suddenly become more conservative. Sure, Republicans enjoy supermajority control of both state legislative chambers and hold […]

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Ohio abortion bills by the numbers: Here’s what’s pending

BY: - December 3, 2019

A number of abortion-related bills have passed at least one chamber of the Ohio legislature, or are being reviewed currently within the Statehouse. Legislation that would effectively ban abortions after about six weeks — Senate Bill 23 — passed the Senate in April with 18 votes in favor and 13 opposed. The House approved the […]