As September 1 grows closer, a dozen more Texas abortion clinics prepare to close their doors, leaving just eight legal abortion facilities.
Advocates asked a federal court to block the measure before it takes effect next month.
Making abortion more difficult to access does not wave a magic wand that converts women with unwanted pregnancies into beaming mothers-to-be.
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 tragic shooting death of an unarmed Missouri teenager by a police officer is a wake-up call for advocates that police brutality is a reproductive justice issue.
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.
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.
On the last day of arguments in the latest challenge to Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law, Judge Lee Yeakel pushed lawyers both for the plaintiffs and the State of Texas to answer the key question posed in practically every abortion case since Roe v. Wade: “Exactly what is an undue burden?”
Anti-choice groups trained future clinic protesters as a federal court heard arguments in a new lawsuit challenging Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law.
On Monday, an Ohio judge issued a stay allowing the Capital Care Network abortion provider to remain open while the state court decides its appeal.