Abortion clinics

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A Columbus woman has pleaded guilty to charges of vandalizing a Planned Parenthood clinic on East Main Street last March.


Columbus City Council last night approved an ordinance creating a 15-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, with the penalty for violators being a first-degree misdemeanor.

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. 

Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

The mass shooting at an abortion clinic in Colorado that killed four people, including one police officer, late last month is the latest example pro-choice activists say underscores why more needs to be done to protect those facilities. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, there’s a new bill in the Ohio legislature that would create protective barriers around those facilities.  

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.

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

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.


The last abortion clinic in Toledo could be shut down by the state soon.