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Ohio Abortion Foes Introduce ‘Heartbeat’ Bill For 3rd Time

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Ohio lawmakers again consider the so-called "heartbeat abortion" bill.
11:44AM
February 18, 2015

For the third time in as many legislative sessions, Ohio abortion opponents have introduced a proposal to effectively ban the procedure after the first fetal heartbeat is detected, which can come as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

Ohio Anti-Abortion Group Lays Out Legislative Agenda

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Abortion foes set a strong agenda at the Ohio Statehouse.
12:04PM
February
10, 2015

With strong Republican legislative majorities, abortion foes in Ohio have set their sights on an aggressive agenda for the new session.

Democratic Ohio Rep. Ryan Makes Public Switch On Abortion

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Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan, D. Niles, has changed his position on abortion.
12:42PM
January 28, 2015

A Democratic congressman in politically divided Ohio has publicly declared a position switch on abortion.

Abortion Limits To Go Before State Lawmakers

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8:25AM
January
28, 2015

In the coming weeks, state lawmakers are expected to take up two proposals to limit abortions in Ohio.

Ohio ‘Heartbeat’ Bill Re-Emerges, Gets Panel OK

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An Ohio House panel okays the so-called "heartbeat abortion" bill.
12:10PM
November 20, 2014

A bill imposing some of the nation’s most stringent abortion restrictions has cleared an Ohio House committee after suddenly re-surfacing in the lame duck session.

Last Cincinnati Abortion Clinic Gets State Warning

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Cincinnati's last abortion clinic risks being shut down if a patient-transfer agreement isn't implemented with a local hospital. That is required under Ohio law.
4:28PM
October 24, 2014

The Department of Health has warned that Cincinnati’s last abortion clinic risks losing its license if it doesn’t get a patient-transfer agreement with a local hospital as required by Ohio law.

Local Anti-Abortion Group To Demonstrate At Area High Schools

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Anti-abortion group, Created Equal, demonstrated at Gahanna Lincoln High School last week. Some of the signs were of fetuses. Other photos were much more graphic. The group intends to hold rallies in every Columbus-area school district this school year.
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September
22, 2014

Abortion clinics, hospitals and the statehouse are the most common locations for anti-abortion demonstrations. But a Columbus-based pro-life group is taking its message to area high schools. It’s an approach that has become increasingly common in recent years.

Bill Would Ban State Health Plans From Covering Some Birth Control

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Democratic State Representative John Carney says the proposal shows how "out of touch" some state lawmakers are.
9:01AM
June
6, 2014

There’s a bill under consideration in the Ohio legislature that would ban the health care plans for state employees from covering many birth control pills and inner-uterine devices.

Abortion Clinic Can Stay Open During Appeal

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12:46PM
January
31, 2014

A judge will allow a suburban Cincinnati abortion clinic to remain open as it appeals a state closure order.

Abortion Battle Might Dominate 2014 Ohio Election

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The battle over abortion could be at the center of the 2014 Ohio election.
11:27AM
January 23, 2014

The controversy over abortion continues as states adopt measures to restrict it, including Ohio, where several controversial abortion bills were passed and signed into law last year. Now it appears abortion might be on the front burner in this year’s election.