The decision marks the first time a state court has ruled that students must be allowed to use restrooms of the gender with which they identify. Federal courts have not yet ruled on the issue.
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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Anti-choice lawmakers have tried to re-define what qualifies as a “medically necessary” abortion to qualify as Medicaid coverage. A new lawsuit claims that definition unconstitutionally restricts access to reproductive health care for low-income women.
Although the university was granted a religious accommodation and is exempt from complying with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, it wants a federal court to block the mandate anyway.
A state senate committee heard arguments this week for enacting a 25-foot patient safety zone, while several anti-choice bills have been introduced in the house.
As more courts recognize a patient’s privacy rights to make end-of-life health-care decisions, it’s become clear that what courts characterize as “fundamental rights” don’t apply to pregnant people.
Friday’s order may prevent the Obama administration from enforcing the contraception mandate against the Little Sisters of the Poor, but it also may have just won the administration’s case.
The law, which reinstated restrictions lifted by the Obama administration, violates the state’s “single-subject” rule.
At the annual protest against the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, anti-choice activists got a blessing from Pope Francis and a promise from the House majority leader.