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Dilation and Extraction

A federal judge has blocked part of an Ohio law that bans the abortion method of dilation and evacuation in most cases. 

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

WCBE files

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

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.

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.

Ohio Public Radio

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

Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Senate passed a controversial bill that bans the abortion method most often used after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Ohio Public Radio

A bill banning a common procedure used in most second trimester abortions has been approved by an Ohio Senate committee. 

Ohio Public Radio

Abortion rights activists staged a demonstration at the Statehouse Tuesday as a Republican-backed bill banning an abortion procedure was introduced in committee.

Legislation banning what anti-abortion activists call a "dismemberment abortion" has been introduced in the Ohio Senate.