Trend – Abortion

Ohio abortion report shows slight increase in 2021, before Roe went down

BY: - October 4, 2022

The Ohio Department of Health’s latest annual count of abortions conducted in the state showed a slight increase in 2021, the year before Roe v. Wade was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court this summer. The data showed that 60% of abortions happening in the state were in pregnancies of less than nine weeks. […]

Republicans in Congress say they’d keep federal abortion funding in cases of rape, incest

BY: - September 28, 2022

WASHINGTON —  A nearly 50-year-old federal law backed by Republicans allows the use of federal dollars for abortions in cases of rape, incest or the life of the pregnant person. That so-called Hyde Amendment, which is folded into spending bills, is less stringent than new or planned abortion bans in some GOP-led states, where governors […]

Ohio abortion ban on two-week hold once again

BY: - September 27, 2022

A Hamilton County judge yet again kept an abortion law from being enforced as the lawsuit continues its way through the court. Judge Christian Jenkins pushed the abortion law back another two weeks in a ruling on Tuesday, as confirmed by the ACLU, who represent abortion clinics in the lawsuit who are hoping to get […]

Overturning Roe sends approval of U.S. Supreme Court plummeting, Marquette poll finds

BY: - September 23, 2022

On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June that overturned a national right to abortion, public approval of the Court has fallen dramatically and stayed there, a new national poll from Marquette Law School finds. In the new survey, 40% of respondents said they approved of how the Court was doing its job while […]

‘Crisis pregnancy centers’ that oppose abortion questioned by U.S. Senate Democrats

BY: - September 21, 2022

WASHINGTON – Seven U.S. Senate Democrats questioned a leading Ohio-based anti-abortion group Tuesday about its practice of collecting personal information from patients seeking abortions. So-called crisis pregnancy centers—facilities that often mirror abortion provider aesthetics but actually provide services to discourage abortion—collect sensitive data from patients. That presents troubling new complications as states move to increase […]

Second pause to abortion law planned by Hamilton Co. judge

BY: - September 20, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com 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. The Hamilton County judge who issued an order temporarily blocking enforcement of […]

With Ohio abortion law paused, providers in Ohio, Mich. and Pennsylvania plan next steps

BY: - September 20, 2022

After more than two months of enforcement, Ohio’s strict new abortion law is on hold at least until next week as a lawsuit over it plays out in Cincinnati. As it does, Planned Parenthood chapters in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan are trying to adapt to a new reality. The suit in Cincinnati asks the courts […]

Ohio clinics say phones ringing constantly after abortion ban blocked by judge

BY: - September 19, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com 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. Clinics and providers in Ohio have been having their phones ring constantly […]

Sen. Rob Portman opposes proposed national abortion ban

BY: - September 16, 2022

The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com 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. U.S. Senator Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican, opposes the national 15-week abortion […]

COMMENTARY

In states where abortion is banned, children and families already face an uphill battle

BY: - September 16, 2022

By Naomi Cahn, University of Virginia Some proponents of abortion bans and restrictions say they are concerned about “supporting not just life,” but what they call “quality of life worth living,” saying they want to promote laws and policies that help families. Three authors from Brigham Young University, for instance, have noted that the overturning […]

Six-week abortion law put on hold for now

BY: - September 14, 2022

A temporary restraining order is now in place for Ohio’s law that bans abortion past six-weeks gestation, a Hamilton County judge ruled on Wednesday. Judge Christian Jenkins paused the law for two weeks while the case continues to be litigated in the county’s common pleas court. For now, Ohioans are permitted to get abortions up […]

When does life begin? As state laws define it, science, politics, and religion clash

BY: - September 14, 2022

This article originally appeared in Kaiser Health news. As life-preserving medical technology advanced in the second half of the 20th century, doctors and families were faced with a thorny decision, one with weighty legal and moral implications: How should we define when life ends? Cardiopulmonary bypass machines could keep the blood pumping and ventilators could […]