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A judge is temporarily blocking part of a new Ohio law that bans the abortion method of dilation and evacuation in most cases.

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The Ohio Senate has approved the so-called "Heartbeat Bill" that bans an abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected. 

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has appointed the first woman to head the Ohio Department of Health. 

The Trump administration has issued its final draft of a rule that makes sweeping changes to Title X, the federal program that provides birth control and other reproductive health services to millions of low-income Americans.

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Planned Parenthood is suing the state of Ohio seeking to block enforcement of a law that bans dilation and evacuation abortions. 

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The leader of the Ohio Senate says the so-called Heartbeat Bill is one of his chamber’s priorities, but that it’s not at the top of the list.

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The Supreme Court, divided 5-4, has temporarily blocked implementation of a Louisiana abortion law nearly identical to the Texas law the high court struck down in 2016. The court's action, however, is only a pause.

It allows abortion-rights proponents time to bring an appeal to a newly constituted conservative court majority that may nonetheless be willing to reverse course dramatically on the subject of abortion.

With a newly configured U.S. Supreme Court, the stakes are high for abortion-rights battles at the state level. Abortion-rights advocates and opponents are preparing for a busy year — from a tug-of-war over Roe v. Wade to smaller efforts that could expand or restrict access to abortion.

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Republican Ohio Senate lawmakers hoping to give the state one of the most far-reaching abortion restrictions in the nation fell one vote short of overriding the governor's veto yesterday. 

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio has moved again to impose some of the most far-reaching abortion restrictions in the nation, after Republican Governor John Kasich signed a ban Friday on dilation and evacuation terminations and set up a showdown with lawmakers over his veto of the so-called heartbeat bill.

Statehouse News Bureau

A controversial bill that bans abortion at the point a fetal heartbeat can be detected is on its way to Governor John Kasich. 

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio House has approved a measure banning a surgical procedure commonly used in abortions.

Ohio Public Radio

As state lawmakers race toward the end of this lame duck legislative session, they’ve been considering two bills that Governor John Kasich opposes – the six-week “Heartbeat Bill” abortion ban and the “Stand Your Ground” self-defense bill.

The Ohio Senate has approved a highly restrictive anti-abortion bill despite indications it has little chance of passage this year.  

Ohio lawmakers are considering two bills on abortion as the Lame Duck session nears an end. 

Ohio Public Radio

Backers of the so called "Heartbeat Bill" are getting some help from evangelical leaders. 

Ohio Public Radio

The controversial 'Heartbeat Bill'  Governor John Kasich has promised to veto has been put on hold by an Ohio Senate Commitee chair.  

Ohio Public Radio

Opponents of a bill that would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected rallied outside the Statehouse today while supporters gathered inside for a committee hearing.

Ohio Channel

The Ohio House has approved the controversial 'heartbeat bill' that bans abortion at the point  a fetal heartbeat is detected. 

Ohio Public Radio

Since President Trump took office, thousands of Ohio women have been rallying at the White House and the Statehouse. 

At least 18 abortion restrictions have been put into place in Ohio since Gov. John Kasich took office in 2011. 

Three-quarters of Americans think the Supreme Court should not overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that made abortion legal nationwide, a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds.

But that result includes a degree of nuance.

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Ohio Public Radio

A new clinic on Columbus's north side is providing women's health services including medication that induces abortions. 

Public opinion on abortion rights is often framed as a binary choice between two political positions, but a closer look at new polling data from Gallup reveals more nuance.

While a majority of Americans support legalized abortion in early pregnancy, most oppose it in the later stages, according to the survey.

Updated at 11:40 a.m. ET

The Trump administration is reviving a rule that would deny federal family planning funds to organizations that provide abortions or make abortion referrals.

The rule is similar to one in place during the Reagan administration. The proposal was drafted by the Health and Human Services Department and is under review by the White House budget office.

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Records obtained by the Associated Press show a Cincinnati anti-abortion activist was in regular contact with Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office during a probe of Planned Parenthood, and some of her advice was passed on to state investigators. 

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has blocked an Ohio law that tried to divert public money from Planned Parenthood in an anti-abortion push by GOP lawmakers. 

Abortions in the United States are safe and have few complications, according to a landmark new study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

The report, called "The Safety and Quality of Abortion Care in the United States," examined the four major methods used for abortions — medication, aspiration, dilation and evacuation, and induction — and examined women's care from before they had the procedure through their follow-up care.

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A federal judge has put on hold an Ohio law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a Down Syndrome diagnosis. 

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A lawsuit has been filed over a newly signed state law that bans abortion at the point a Down Syndrome diagnosis is made.

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