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Fourteen Months and One Lawsuit Later, Cincinnati’s Last Abortion Clinic Will Stay Open

Cincinnati’s last abortion clinic will remain open for now after state health inspectors granted an exemption to an anti-choice state law that requires all abortion clinics to have a transfer agreement with local hospitals, but also bans public hospitals from entering into those agreements with providers.

The city’s last abortion clinic will remain open for now after state health inspectors granted an exemption to an anti-choice state law that requires all abortion clinics to have a transfer agreement with local hospitals, but also bans public hospitals from entering into those agreements with providers.

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Ohio’s Anti-Abortion Budget Gets Renewed Legal Challenge

The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday asked an Ohio judge to strike down several provisions in a law that has restricted access to abortion and closed clinics in the state.

The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday asked an Ohio judge to strike down several provisions in a law that has restricted access to abortion and closed clinics in the state.

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Cincinnati Clinic Will Stop Providing Surgical Abortions This Week

The clinic decided not to appeal a Hamilton County judge’s ruling that the Ohio Department of Health was within its rights when it revoked the clinic's license earlier this year.

The clinic decided not to appeal a Hamilton County judge’s ruling that the Ohio Department of Health was within its rights when it revoked the clinic’s license earlier this year.

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Cincinnati Abortion Provider Will Have to Shut Down, Judge Rules

The judge said that he doesn’t have the jurisdiction to overturn the Ohio Department of Health’s decision revoking the clinic’s license, thereby forcing it to close. The clinic will have to shut down in five days unless it appeals the decision.

The judge said that he doesn’t have the jurisdiction to overturn the Ohio Department of Health’s decision revoking the clinic’s license, thereby forcing it to close. The clinic will have to shut down in five days unless it appeals the decision.

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Cincinnati Abortion Provider Sues Ohio State for ‘Unreasonable and Politically Motivated’ Clinic Closure

According to the lawsuit, the Ohio Department of Health arbitrarily revoked the clinic’s variance permit, which it needed by law, and then revoked the clinic’s license to operate because it no longer had a variance.

According to the lawsuit, the Ohio Department of Health arbitrarily revoked the clinic’s variance permit, which it needed by law, and then revoked the clinic’s license to operate because it no longer had a variance.

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Toledo Clinic to Close Due to Ohio TRAP Law (Updated)

The last abortion clinic in Toledo, Ohio, will be forced to close because, it was told by the state health department, its transfer agreement with the University of Michigan Health System does not fit the criteria of state law, which requires the transfer hospital to be "local."

The last abortion clinic in Toledo, Ohio, will be forced to close because, it was told by the state health department, its transfer agreement with the University of Michigan Health System does not fit the criteria of state law, which requires the transfer hospital to be “local.”

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What Is Going on With Admitting Privileges Legislation in Pennsylvania?

The Pennsylvania State Capitol

The Pennsylvania Department of Health recently asked Planned Parenthood facilities in the state to submit transfer agreement and admitting privileges information, even though the state currently does not require clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. A spokesperson said a department employee was acting on his or her own.

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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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