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‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban Reintroduced in Ohio

Ohio state Sen. Kris Jordan (R-Ostrander) introduced a bill Thursday that would ban abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy and before many women know they are pregnant.

Ohio state Sen. Kris Jordan (R-Ostrander) introduced a bill Thursday that would ban abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, which can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy and before many women know they are pregnant.

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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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Legal Wrap: Important Steps Toward Trans Inclusivity in Maine

A state court issues a landmark decision for transgender rights while ACOG lifts its ban on treating men.

A state court issues a landmark decision for transgender rights, while the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology lifts its ban on treating men.

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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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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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Last Abortion Clinic in Toledo May Be Forced to Close

Anti-choice regulations are forcing Ohio reproductive health clinics to close, restricting access to safe, legal abortion in the state.

Roughly two months after one of the city’s two abortion clinics closed, the second clinic has been informed that its license will be suspended. In both cases, the clinics were unable to secure a hospital transfer agreement at a facility that meets new state criteria.

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Ohioans Plan Rally as Budget Heads to Kasich’s Desk With More Anti-Choice Amendments

The governor has until Sunday to veto anti-choice amendments in the budget; now there are even more to choose from. Meanwhile, activists are planning a rally Thursday to tell Kasich "that Ohio's Budget should not be the 'Abortion Budget.'"

The governor has until Sunday to veto anti-choice amendments in the budget; now there are even more to choose from. Meanwhile, activists are planning a rally Thursday to tell Kasich “that Ohio’s Budget should not be the ‘Abortion Budget.’”

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Ohio Senate Passes Budget Loaded With Anti-Choice Amendments

An AP investigation of sexual assault cases at U.S. military bases in Japan reveals erratic application of justice, and the senator suspects there's more to be found stateside.

By adding amendments into the state budget, the anti-choice majority in the house and senate has turned the bill into an anti-choice omnibus bill.

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