Abortion

chron.com

The U.S. Supreme Court has struck downa Texas law requiring doctors performing abortions  to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, and requiring abortion clinics to meet standards for ambulatory surgical centers.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio is siding with abortion protesters over the proposed creation of 15-foot buffer zones around Columbus clinics.

Columbus City Council is considering an ordinance designed to reduce harassment at abortion clinics. 

A Cincinnati abortion clinic has received state permission to continue operating despite not having a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies. 

Ohio Public Radio

A federal district judge has blocked the state's effort to end funding for Planned Parenthood while he weighs a challenge to a state law aimed at keeping public money from going to the organization.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new label for a common abortion-inducing drug that could undo restrictions on medication abortions passed by Ohio and other states.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican state lawmakers are introducing new legislation  requiring women who have abortions or miscarriages to designate arrangements for burial or cremation of fetuses.

The Ohio Department of Health has granted a Cincinnati abortion clinic permission to continue operating despite not having a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies.

usatoday.com

A Cincinnati woman with a fatal pregnancy problem says she was forced to go out of state for a late term abortion. And advocates say bills under consideration would make situations like hers worse. 

Ohio's Republican-controlled legislature continues to consider several bills aimed at banning abortions or stripping money from organizations that provide them.

A federal judge has ruled the last two abortion clinics in southwest Ohio may remain open while fighting to keep their state operating licenses.

Associated Press

Democrats and abortion rights groups say they will fight the Republican controlled Ohio legislature over pending bills that would further restrict abortions.

Two embattled abortion clinics in southwest Ohio may be forced to close after state health officials said they had failed to meet the criteria to receive the required variances. 

The Ohio Department of Health says the number of abortions last year continued a trend of decline in recent years.

Two last-minute amendments to the Ohio Senate's version of the two-year state budget bill could force abortion clinics in Toledo and Dayton to close.

Ohio Public Radio

Abortion rights supporters are asking state legislators to step back in their efforts to limit access.

During the past four years, Ohio legislators have passed several laws restricting abortion.

NY Daily News

Groups calling themselves pro-choice say recently passed state laws make it harder for women with difficult pregnancies to end them before they put the women’s lives in danger. 

Some new bills at the Statehouse would make abortion illegal at earlier stages of pregnancy than existing law, which bans abortion after around 24 weeks.

Ohio Democratic congressman Tim Ryan has switched his position and now supports abortion rights. 

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