Several hundred people gathered Tuesday night in east Columbus to protest a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
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.
The bill would send Planned Parenthood to the back of the line for public family-planning money.
An anti-abortion group in Ohio has fallen short in its attempt to change the state constitution to declare that life begins when a human egg is fertilized.
Ohio is among presidential battleground states targeted in a campaign of rolling billboards that will use graphic images of aborted fetuses to encourage voters to support anti-abortion candidates.
An Ohio anti-abortion group is facing a significant shortfall in the number of signatures needed to ask voters this fall to approve a constitutional amendment declaring that life begins when a human egg is fertilized.