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A sign is displayed at Planned Parenthood of Utah Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Salt Lake City.
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Two Planned Parenthood offices in the Cincinnati area are closing their doors following the Trump administration’s Title X “gag rule.”

U.S. Supreme Court
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The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up an appeal of an Alabama law that bans dilation and evacuation abortions, the method most commonly used in the second trimester. That means a lower court ruling, which said the ban was unconstitutional, will stand.

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Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed 18 cents gas tax increase was dropped to 10.7 cents by the Ohio House. Now the transportation budget is in the Ohio Senate, where it’s likely to get changed again.

Ohio Theatre
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They may have missed their 30-day window for a referendum, but opponents of Columbus’ new ticket tax are still pursuing efforts to keep it from going into effect.

Columbus Blue Jackets John Tortorella head coach John Tortorella.
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Facing stiff opposition, Columbus leaders have downsized a proposed ticket tax. The new plan lowers the tax from 7 percent to 5 percent, and it also better defines where the money will go. But some opponents still threaten to take the issue to the ballot.

Columbus Southern Theatre looking out at the seating area from the stage
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Columbus artists, entrepreneurs and residents gathered in a meeting room at Ohio Dominican University on Tuesday to hear from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Some clutched paper cups filled with hot coffee, while others pulled out notebooks and pens.

Opponents of the bill made a banner of petition signatures of people who also oppose it and left it at Ohio House Speaker Rosenberger's office.
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An Ohio House committee has passed a bill that would make the state the third in the country to ban abortion after a Down Syndrome diagnosis has been made. Doctors who perform abortions after that point would be held liable and could lose their licenses to practice.

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The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday heard yet another case involving one of the state’s abortion providers. It’s the second abortion-related case to go before the court this month, with the latest revolving around who has legal standing to sue and what constitutes a "single-subject" bill.

Abortion rights supporters protest at the Statehouse.
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Another fight over abortion rights is looming at the Statehouse. Lawmakers are expected to take up two bills that restrict abortions during the upcoming lame duck session. That brought supporters of legal abortion out to protest to try to convince lawmakers to scrap those bills.

An anti-abortion leader who also heads Ohio's medical board says he will recuse himself from voting on a complaint involving three abortion providers he has publicly criticized.

10:00 Last week, an Ohio House Committee dropped an amendment that would have blocked federal family planning funds for Planned Parenthood. This isn't the first time that funding for Planned Parenthood has been an issue. How do family planning providers find funding, besides federal grants? On this hour of "All Sides," we'll take a look at how federal money is distributed among various organizations for family planning in Ohio. Guests

11:00 Ohio abortion activists are divided over House Bill 125, a so-called "heartbeat bill," that would ban abortions after the first detectable heartbeat, or as early as six weeks into pregnancy. We'll talk about the issues dividing these groups on this segment of "All Sides." Guests