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Public opinion on abortion rights is often framed as a binary choice between two political positions, but a closer look at new polling data from Gallup reveals more nuance.

While a majority of Americans support legalized abortion in early pregnancy, most oppose it in the later stages, according to the survey.

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The Trump administration is reviving a rule that would deny federal family planning funds to organizations that provide abortions or make abortion referrals.

The rule is similar to one in place during the Reagan administration. The proposal was drafted by the Health and Human Services Department and is under review by the White House budget office.

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Records obtained by the Associated Press show a Cincinnati anti-abortion activist was in regular contact with Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office during a probe of Planned Parenthood, and some of her advice was passed on to state investigators. 

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has blocked an Ohio law that tried to divert public money from Planned Parenthood in an anti-abortion push by GOP lawmakers. 

Abortions in the United States are safe and have few complications, according to a landmark new study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

The report, called "The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the United States," examined the four major methods used for abortions — medication, aspiration, dilation and evacuation, and induction — and examined women's care from before they had the procedure through their follow-up care.

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A federal judge has put on hold an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a Down Syndrome diagnosis. 

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A lawsuit has been filed over a newly signed state law that bans abortion at the point a Down Syndrome diagnosis is made.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has made two rulings involving separate but related abortion cases. 

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Ohio Department of Health statistics show the number of abortions in the state at an all-time low in 2016. But that did not keep the legislature from passing more abortion restrictions in 2017. 

Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed 15 bills into law before leaving for a holiday break. 

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The Ohio Senate has approved a measure banning abortion when a fetus is diagnosed with Down syndrome.

The Ohio Senate has approved a measure banning abortions based on a diagnosis of Down Syndrome.

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The Ohio House has put the state a step closer to becoming the third in the nation to pass a ban on abortions after a Down Syndrome diagnosis.

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The Ohio Department of Health says the number of abortions performed in 2016 declined for the fourth consecutive year.

For the second time in a month, the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday heard a case involving an abortion provider.

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The Ohio Supreme Court yesterday heard arguments about whether to keep Toledo's only abortion clinic open.

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The Republican Ohio Supreme Court justice challenged for accepting an invitation to speak to a Toledo anti-abortion group after the Court agreed to hear an appeal involving an abortion clinic has declined to recuse herself from the case.

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Candidates for statewide office seeking endorsements by the state's largest anti-abortion organization will have to meet new criteria.

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Ohio's largest group representing abortion opponents is cheering news that two clinics that offered the procedure have closed their doors.

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The Ohio Senate passed a controversial bill that bans the abortion method most often used after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

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A bill banning a common procedure used in most second trimester abortions has been approved by an Ohio Senate committee. 

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One of two complaints filed over a Republican Ohio Supreme Court justice's speech to a Toledo Right To Life Group has been dismissed.

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Abortion rights activists staged a demonstration at the Statehouse Tuesday as a Republican-backed bill banning an abortion procedure was introduced in committee.

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A controversial abortion bill Governor John Kasich vetoed at the end of last year has been reintroduced in the Ohio legislature.

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A Cleveland banker and Republican Party donor reports raising 250 thousand dollars in his U.S. Senate campaign's first 24 hours, even as he scrambles to clarify his abortion stance.

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Gloria Steinem says her work advocating for reproductive freedom and women's rights doesn't make her "pro-abortion."

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More than 51 groups and individuals are seeking a disciplinary counsel investigation of Republican Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy for a potential ethics violation.

Legislation banning what anti-abortion activists call a "dismemberment abortion" has been introduced in the Ohio Senate.

Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich has vetoed the so-called "Hearbeat Bill" but signed into law a separate ban on abortions after 20 weeks.

The Ohio House has approved a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks.

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