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What is the current state of abortion access in Ohio, and what does the future hold? On the new episode of Prognosis Ohio, host Dan Skinner talks with Professor B. Jessie Hill, JD, who is Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law.

On the latest episode of Prognosis Ohio, part of the WCBE Podcast Experience, host Dan Skinner talks with David DeWitt, editor, as well as reporter Jake Zuckerman, both of the Ohio Capital Journal, to make sense of comings and goings at the Ohio Statehouse over the past few months.

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Supporters of legal abortion stormed the Ohio Senate to send a message to lawmakers about restrictions on the procedure, and specifically about a bill set to be considered tomorrow. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports.

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A bill that would require abortion clinics to give women information about how to possibly reverse medication-induced procedures died in the last General Assembly. But it’s been brought back for another shot at passage. 

A federal court has upheld an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome.

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For the second time this week, a new Ohio law requiring fetal tissue from abortions be buried or cremated was put on hold. Now, Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports Ohio’s new telemedicine abortion law will not go into effect on April 12th as planned.

A judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of an Ohio law requiring fetal remains from surgical abortions to be cremated or buried.

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A state law that bans the use of telemedicine in medication abortions is set to go into effect on April 12th. But a lawsuit has been filed to prevent that from happening. 

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President Biden signed two executive actions Thursday that are designed to expand access to reproductive health care and health insurance through the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday granted a Trump administration request to reinstate restrictions for patients seeking to obtain a drug used to terminate early pregnancies.

The pandemic slowed down work at the Statehouse in 2020.

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The Ohio House has passed along party lines a bill requiring aborted fetal remains to be buried or cremated. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

The bill, which has been under consideration for nearly two years, would require a woman having an abortion to fill out a form designating how to dispose of the fetal remains. If she doesn’t do that, it will be up to the abortion provider to decide whether to bury or cremate the remains and pay for it. The ACLU of Ohio’s Gary Daniels says the bill is unconstitutional.

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A group of anti-abortion organizations is pulling support of Republican Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's re-election bid. 

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett has, like many of the recent nominees before her, been unwilling to tip her hand as to how she might rule on potential high-profile cases if confirmed to the high court.

But she also has left some hints as to her leanings, especially on the topic of abortion rights. As a University of Notre Dame Law School professor, Barrett signed an ad that stated, "It's time to put an end to the barbaric legacy of Roe v. Wade," referring to the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

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Ohio anti-abortion activists are using the nomination of conservative Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court to again reintroduce a bill that would ban all abortions if the Roe v. Wade ruling is overturned. 

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One of three abortion clinics in Columbus will close this month after nearly 50 years of operation, leaving Ohio with eight clinics. 

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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.

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With abortion rights advocates on the defensive at the federal and state levels over the last four years, Planned Parenthood's advocacy arm is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in his race to defeat President Trump.

A three-judge panel of a federal appeals court in Cincinnati won’t get involved in a dispute over abortion and the state’s coronavirus  order regarding elective surgery – which keeps facilities that perform abortions open for now.

A federal judge has rejected the state's request to delay an order allowing six abortion clinics to remain open during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Federal judges in Ohio, Texas and Alabama have temporarily blocked efforts to ban abortions during the coronavirus pandemic. 

A new Gallup poll finds a record number of Americans are unhappy with the nation's abortion laws — a shift mostly caused by growing dissatisfaction among Democrats.

"This is almost entirely driven by Democrats and Independents who lean Democratic," said Lydia Saad, Gallup's director of U.S Social Research. "So that underlying trend is very clear, and it's showing up in the attitudes among all Americans."

Abortion was a big issue in Ohio in 2019, as it has been for several years. 

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One of the first pieces of legislation signed by Mike DeWine in his first year as governor was an abortion ban. 

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Newly released emails show an anti-abortion Ohio lawmaker who proposed legislation extending insurance coverage to a procedure considered medically impossible worked closely on the bill with a conservative lobbyist. 

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A new bill that would ban abortion  in Ohio has been introduced by two GOP lawmakers in the Ohio House. 

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A new bill in the state legislature outlaws all abortions and subjects medical professionals who facilitate them to possible murder charges. 

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An embattled abortion clinic, the only one in Dayton, has received a license from the state to perform surgical abortions.

With Missouri potentially on the verge of becoming the only state without a clinic that performs abortions, Democrats in Congress are holding a hearing Thursday to look into the regulation of clinics by state officials.

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The Ohio Senate has passed and sent to the Ohio House two controversial abortion bills.

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