A Delaware County Grand jury Thursday indicted 39 year old Matthew Rausenberg of Columbus on 32 counts alleging sex crimes against children in his classroom. First Assistant Prosecutor Kyle Rohrer outlined the charges saying Rausenberg faces life in prison, if convicted.
A ban on most abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat has once again cleared the Ohio House, leaving the rest of the two-year session for advocates to lobby the bill’s opponents in the Ohio Senate.
An Ohio House committee has scheduled a possible vote for Tuesday on a proposal to effectively ban abortions after the first fetal heartbeat is detected. The measure has failed in each of the last two legislative sessions.
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.