Planned Parenthood locations in Ohio received notices last week that state funding will end in April. (Google Maps) The state of Ohio is cutting state funds to Planned Parenthood, three years after an anti-abortion state funding law was passed. Planned Parenthood locations in the state received notices from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) that state funding would end in April. This comes after a divided federal appeals court upheld an anti-abortion law that blocked public money for the group. The law passed in 2016 and was signed by former Gov. John Kasich. COUPLE SUES PLANNED PARENTHOOD FOR CHILD SUPPORT AFTER FAILED ABORTION Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio President Iris Harvey called the decision "heartless" on Twitter. But ODH Director Amy Acton maintains that "enforcing the law now will not harm Planned Parenthood, as it breaks even or loses money on the disputed programs." The department notified the organization's 26 locations last week that funding will end … [Read more...] about Ohio pulls Planned Parenthood funding after court upholds 2016 abortion law
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Opinion Supreme Court Abortion The divide between states supporting reproductive rights and states seeking to restrict those rights keeps growing, with a raft of new state laws that either protect or undercut abortion access, depending on the state. That divide now threatens to turn into a giant legal chasm. Yesterday the Court decided, on a 5-4 vote, to keep in place a temporary stay of a Louisiana law that requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. That may sound innocuous, but it's a TRAP (Targeted Restriction of Abortion Providers) law aimed at shutting down abortion clinics. The practical effect would be to reduce the number of abortion providers in Louisiana. In recent years several states have adopted TRAP laws. Three years ago, a Texas law, virtually identical to the Louisiana law, was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt. The Texas law also would have required doctors who … [Read more...] about Brett Kavanaugh Just Dissented on Louisiana Abortion Law. This Could Mean Trouble for Roe v. Wade
US & Canada By George Pierpoint BBC News, Washington 28 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46994583 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel On the 46th anniversary of the landmark US ruling that made abortion legal, New … [Read more...] about Why are people talking about NY’s abortion law?
On the Friday before the holiday weekend, Ohio Governor John Kasich vetoed the so-called “heartbeat bill,” a measure that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which occurs as early as around six weeks. It was the second time Kasich rejected the bill in two years. But at the same time, Kasich signed another extremely restrictive abortion law that bans dilation and evacuation, the most common procedure used in second-trimester abortions. Similar laws have been blocked by the courts in other states. Under the bill that Kasich signed, if physicians perform a dilation and evacuation procedure, they can be charged with a fourth-degree felony. There is an exception if the mother’s life is at risk, but not for rape or incest. Kasich has also previously signed into law a 20-week abortion ban. And despite Kasich’s veto, the heartbeat bill is not necessarily dead. Even if there are not enough lawmakers to overturn the veto, incoming governor Mike … [Read more...] about John Kasich Vetoes ‘Heartbeat Bill’ But Signs Another Restrictive Abortion Law
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has moved again to impose some of the most far-reaching abortion restrictions in the nation, after Republican Gov. 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. Kasich had previously signed 20 abortion-limiting proposals into law in this politically divided state since taking office in 2011, including a 20-week ban that both sides agree is unconstitutional. The number of full-service Ohio abortion clinics has shrunk from 16 to seven since he took office. But the heartbeat bill has twice proven too extreme for Kasich, a potential 2020 presidential candidate who’s spent the past two years in a quest for bipartisan consensus. The measure calls for banning the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected. That can happen as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Kasich vetoed a similar bill two years ago and did so again Friday. In a veto message, … [Read more...] about Kasich Veto Sets Up Ohio Abortion Limit Showdown