The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday over whether the federal government can pay subsidies to people in Ohio and other states that don’t have state-created health insurance marketplaces set up after the Affordable Care Act.
Gov. John Kasich has vetoed a piece of Ohioâ€™s two-year budget that would bar the state’s Medicaid program from covering the additional low-income residents allowed under the Affordable Care Act.
Doctors testifying before state lawmakers Wednesday said the proposed restrictions on abortion would endanger women, drive up malpractice insurance, and push some doctors to leave the state.
Buried in the Senate version of the budget are many things that seemingly have nothing to do with state spending, many of them related to abortion.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has joined an effort to implore the Obama administration to exempt private employers from having to provide contraceptive coverage if they have religious objections.
There are more than 140 centers throughout Ohio that offer services to help women who are dealing with unintended pregnancies. Advocates for abortion rights say these centers offer sound suspect medical services, and say they have a study that proves it.
This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Roe â€“vs- Wade ruling by the U. S. Supreme Court. And ever since that decision that allows legal abortion in the first trimester, groups opposing abortion have been slowly chipping away at it. What does the future hold for Ohio’s abortion laws?
For another installment of our look back at state government in 2012, Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reviews the debate over the “Hearbeat Bill” and a proposal to defund Planned Parenthood.
The chief advocate of a blocked Ohio bill that would impose the tightest abortion restriction in the nation vowed Wednesday to use a legislative maneuver to try to force a vote before year’s end despite the Senate president’s opposition.
An Ohio bill that would have imposed the most stringent restriction on abortions in the nation has met its end.
Abortions by Ohio women are at an all-time low. The Ohio Department of Health reports that induced abortions dropped 12 percent last year, hitting the lowest number since the state started tracking them 35 years ago.