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Legal Wrap: A Big Win in Louisiana Comes as More States Advance Abortion Restrictions

Reproductive rights activists help defeat a proposed abortion restriction in Louisiana, while a bunch of new restrictions pop up in states across the country.

Reproductive rights activists help defeat a proposed abortion restriction in Louisiana, while a bunch of new restrictions pop up in states across the country.

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Ohio Health Director Resigns as Abortion Becomes Hotbed Issue in State Election

The resignation of Ted Wymsylo (above), and his legally contested order to close an Ohio clinic, come as Gov. John Kasich faces a Democratic opponent who plans to make abortion an issue in the November elections.

The resignation of Ted Wymsylo, and his legally contested order to close an Ohio clinic, come as Gov. John Kasich faces a Democratic opponent who plans to make abortion an issue in the November elections.

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Ohio Clinic Can Stay Open While It Challenges Transfer Agreement Requirements

The Women's Med Center in Sharonsville, Ohio.

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.

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Ohio Abortion Clinic Ordered to Close

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.

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.

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Ohio Bill Would Ban Insurance Coverage of Most Abortions and Contraception

Lawsuits by Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood challenge the contraceptive coverage requirement under the Affordable Care Act, which says that certain preventive health-care services like contraception must be covered without copay or cost sharing.

HB 351 would prohibit insurance policies from covering abortions except in the case of ectopic pregnancies, and could effectively ban coverage of birth control pills, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and emergency contraception.

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New Regulations in Ohio Threaten to Close Two More Clinics

The Women's Med Center in Sharonsville, Ohio.

Already, some women in Ohio are crossing the border to Michigan to obtain abortions because of clinic closures in their own state.

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GOP-Backed Federal 20-Week Abortion Ban Could Add $400 Million to Deficit

Conservative governors are amassing millions of dollars in legal fees defending unconstitutional abortion restrictions while many in their states go without basic care.

Think House Republicans are deficit hawks? Not when it comes to rolling back reproductive rights.

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