Ohio Right to Life

Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

At least 18 abortion restrictions have been put into place in Ohio since Gov. John Kasich took office in 2011. There are fewer abortion clinics now versus then. Yet the new abortion report compiled by the state shows the number of abortions actually increased last year. 

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A Cincinnati anti-abortion activist was in regular contact with Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office during a 2015 Planned Parenthood investigation and some of her input was shared with state investigators, according to emails obtained by The Associated Press.

Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

A newly introduced bill from Ohio Republicans that would outlaw abortion entirely is getting a lot of attention on social media and around water coolers. But will it get serious consideration from lawmakers, especially considering some abortion bills – including far less extreme proposals – have not passed? 

Karen Kasler / Statehouse News Bureau

After a federal judge put the brakes on Ohio’s latest abortion restrictions, a group of Republican lawmakers are trying to take a step even further: banning all abortions in Ohio.

Abortion protesters at the Ohio Statehouse.
Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

Last week, a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against Ohio’s newest abortion law. It banned abortion at the point in which Down syndrome could be detected in fetal tests. Within hours, state officials were mounting a legal defense of the law.

Abortion advocates protest the Down Syndrome ban on abortions at the Ohio Statehouse in 2017.
Julie Carr Smyth / Associated Press

A federal judge has ruled a new state law that would ban abortion after a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome is unconstitutional, and has blocked it a little more than a week before it was to go into effect.

Abortion protesters at the Ohio Statehouse.
Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

The ACLU of Ohio has filed a lawsuit over a newly-signed state law that bans abortion at the point a Down Syndrome diagnosis is made. This legal challenge might mean the law could be put on hold.

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Against Two Abortion Clinics

Feb 6, 2018
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The Ohio Supreme Court has delivered a pair of blows to abortion clinics in Toledo and Cleveland.

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A bill that would specify how the fetal remains, which are a result of abortions, are handled has made it over another hurdle, passing a Senate committee on a party-line vote.

Abortion advocates protest the Down Syndrome ban on abortions at the Ohio Statehouse in 2017.
Julie Carr Smyth / Associated Press

Ohio Department of Health statistics show the number of abortions in Ohio was at an all-time low in 2016, but that didn’t keep the legislature from passing more abortion legislation this year.

Julie Carr Smyth / Associated Press

Ohio Senate has passed another abortion ban – this one aimed at diagnoses of Down Syndrome – sparking a silent protest from abortion rights activists in the Senate chamber.

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.
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

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.

Abortion protesters at the Ohio Statehouse.
Jo Ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

The number of abortions in Ohio last year went down for the fourth year in a row, and is now at the lowest level on record.

Activists on opposing sides of the abortion debate can't agree on reasons to explain the drop.

Ohio Supreme Court
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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 outside Ohio Supreme Court building
Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

The state’s highest court has heard arguments about whether to keep open Toledo's only abortion clinic. And the case could affect Ohio's seven other clinics as well.

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