Ohio’s superintendent says the state won’t withhold funding to penalize schools for students opting out of standardized tests this year.
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.
With strong Republican legislative majorities, abortion foes in Ohio have set their sights on an aggressive agenda for the new session.
A Democratic congressman in politically divided Ohio has publicly declared a position switch on abortion.
In the coming weeks, state lawmakers are expected to take up two proposals to limit abortions in Ohio.
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.
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.
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.
Thereâ€™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.
A judge will allow a suburban Cincinnati abortion clinic to remain open as it appeals a state closure order.
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 yearâ€™s election.