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Supreme Court Ruling Doesn't Affect Ohio Abortion Clinics

Jun 29, 2020

Abortion Rights demonstrators at Ohio Statehouse.
Credit Jo ingles / Statehouse News Bureau

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled a Louisiana law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital is an undue burden and unconstitutional.

But abortion rights activists in Ohio say the ruling doesn’t affect a similar law here. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Ohio’s law requires abortion clinics to have transfer agreements with nearby hospitals. It’s different from Louisiana’s law that applied to doctors. Lauren Blauvelt-Copelin is with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio.

“This court decision is good for us. It didn’t make things worse, but it doesn’t change our path," Blauvelt-Copelin says.

Ohio Right to Life blasted the majority on the court, saying it is imperative for anti-abortion voters to cast their ballots in November to elect conservative leaders, including the re-election of President Donald Trump.