Friday’s ruling means that, for now, women in the Cincinnati area will not be forced to potentially travel out of state for abortion care.
Republican state lawmakers have introduced bills that would require admitting privileges at local hospitals for doctors who perform abortions, that would add further requirements to the state’s informed consent law, and that would modify the medication abortion law that was ruled unconstitutional by the state supreme court.
The Women’s Med Center in Sharonville, Ohio, was ordered to close
by the state health department Friday, a decision that advocates are calling politically motivated and that lawyers for the health center plan to appeal.
Texas’ Department of State Health Services relied on cherry-picked facts and unsubstantiated rumors when it explained its reasoning behind the codification of the state’s new omnibus anti-abortion law.
In May, a trial court will hear evidence on the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s hospital admitting privileges law.
Judges appeared skeptical of abortion providers’ claims that HB 2 constitutes an undue burden on tens of thousands of Texans who experts say have lost access to legal abortion.
Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law goes on trial again Monday morning in New Orleans.
The plan will result in less access to affordable, consistent birth control for the poor working women of Pennsylvania—which, as the federal birth control mandate demonstrates, is counter to the intention of health-care reform.
Anti-choice lawmakers and activists believe the drop is due to more women becoming educated about abortion and choosing to carry pregnancies to term, while reproductive rights advocates offer a different take: Harsh restrictions on access to abortion and reproductive health care have led to the decline.
Competing motions filed by attorneys for the State of Alabama and three abortion clinics in the state have asked a federal court to rule without a trial on the constitutionality of the state’s admitting privileges law.