Ohio Supreme Court Dismisses Records Request Lawsuit By Anti-Abortion Group

Apr 27, 2015

The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by an abortion rights group over a public records request seeking communication between the state's health department and an anti-abortion organization. 

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio made the public records request last year. They were looking for any documents showing phone calls and emails between Ohio Right to Life and state health officials.

NARAL leaders said they were concerned about how much influence anti-abortion groups were having over state officials.

The state health department declined the request, saying it was too broad and they lacked the ability to search for phone numbers and email addresses.

NARAL asked the court last week to dismiss the case, saying it had received the records through mediation. The court granted the dismissal today.