A divided Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that judges don’t have the authority to seal the criminal records of offenders pardoned by the governor.
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.
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 bill would send Planned Parenthood to the back of the line for public family-planning money.
Girl Scouts are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. But theyâ€™re under fire again by Catholic bishops who are looking into relationships between the Scouts and groups that conflict with church teaching.
Advocates for Planned Parenthood centers in Ohio have packed a legislative hearing to show opposition to a measure that would send them to the back of the line to receive family planning money.
The non-profit has been criticized for providing abortions, but supporters say abortions represent just three percent of Planned Parenthood services.
Members of an Ohio House committee considering a mid year budget adjustment have stripped out a controversial part that would have cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood in Ohio. Members of Ohio’s largest anti-abortion group were disappointed, but not discouraged.
Statehouse Democrats call the GOP-backed effort to put Planned Parenthood at the back of the line for federal funding “the rhetoric of the ridiculous.”
GOP lawmakers are pursuing a budget amendment that would direct public health care dollars away from abortion providers to other programs that help uninsured and under-insured women.
After three days of controversy, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity said it is reversing its decision to cut breast-screening grants to Planned Parenthood.