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41 Years After Roe v. Wade, Abortion Debate Continues In Ohio

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The Ohio Department of Health has ordered the Women’s Med Center near Cincinnati to close down, because the facility doesn’t have a transfer agreement with a hospital in case of complications with patients.
8:04AM
January
22, 2014

State health officials have ordered the closure of a Cincinnati abortion clinic because it doesn’t comply with a new state law requiring agreements with hospitals.

ACLU Sues Over Abortion Limits In Ohio Budget

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The ACLU of Ohio filed a lawsuit in Cuyahoga Common Pleas Court that challenges three contentious abortion-related provisions of Ohio's two-year budget.
1:35PM
October
9, 2013

A new lawsuit challenges three contentious abortion-related provisions of Ohio’s two-year budget on grounds that they violate a constitutional rule holding bills to a single subject.

Doctors, Women’s Groups Lead Protest Against Abortion Laws

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Doctors were among the hundreds of people who rallied outside the Statehouse Wednesday against new Ohio abortion laws.
7:32AM
October
3, 2013

Opponents of new laws restricting abortion in Ohio took their message back to the Ohio Statehouse Wednesday. But supporters of those new laws say they’re here to stay.

Judge Sides With Columbus Church, Bans Protesters

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A Columbus judge has banned members of Minutemen United in front of Vineyard Columbus.
8:58AM
August 29, 2013

A Franklin County judge has ruled that members of a national conservative Christian group cannot protest in the land in front of one of the region’s largest churches.

‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill To Make Return In Ohio

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Some Ohio lawmakers will announce plans to reintroduce the so-called "heartbeat bill" at a Thursday news conference.
10:46AM
August
15, 2013

Abortion opponents in Ohio plan to resurrect a proposal to effectively ban the procedure after the first fetal heartbeat is detected – as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

A Second Toledo Abortion Clinic Could Close Under New Restrictions

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The Center for Choice, a closed abortion clinic in Toledo.
9:52AM
July
30, 2013

Ohio’s latest attempt to curb abortions appears to have had its first casualty. An abortion clinic in Toledo blames the new law for its closure last month. The only other clinic in the Northwest Ohio city could close by the end of this month.

Kasich Challenger Says Ohioans Can Protest Budget

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed Fitzgerald says state limits on abortions and funding cuts to Planned Parenthood may be subject to legal challenges.
1:29PM
July
11, 2013

Opponents of abortion-related limits inserted into Ohio’s state budget are exploring legal challenges and the possibility of forcing lawmakers to vote again on the provisions, the Democratic challenger to Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday.

Ohio Judge Extends Limit On Megachurch Protests

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A Columbus judge bars Members of Minutemen United from protesting at the Vineyard Columbus church because of what the group calls its "passive resistance" to abortion and gay marriage.
12:25PM
July 9, 2013

A Columbus judge has left a temporary restraining order in place barring protests by a conservative Christian group in front of one of Ohio’s largest churches.

Columbus Mega-Church Seeks Injunction For Protesters

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Members of Minutemen United have directed months of protests at the Vineyard Columbus church because of what the group calls its "passive resistance" to abortion and gay marriage.
7:51AM
July 8, 2013

A Columbus mega-church is going to court to try to stop a national conservative Christian group from protesting near the church’s parking lot.

Pro-Choice Advocates Say They’re Undeterred By Budget

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Pro-choice activists with NARAL Ohio have clashed with members of Ohio Right to Life over several budget provisions meant to reduce abortions.
8:43AM
July 2, 2013

Ohio’s budget was a big victory for Ohio Right to Life, as five bills it supported were attached to the state’s new two year fiscal plan. But NARAL Pro Choice Ohio says the fight isn’t over.