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The Supreme Court's consideration of a near-total abortion ban in Texas and other limits in Mississippi are motivating state officials to pursue either tougher abortion restrictions or protections in case legal precedents change. Read Full Story
Wed, Jan 19, 2022
COLUMBUS - The Ohio House of Representatives today passed Senate Bill 157, the Born Alive Protection Act, to protect the lives of a child who is born alive after a failed abortion. State Rep. Jena Powell (R-Arcanum) voted yes in support of the bill. Read Full Story
Thu, Dec 9, 2021
On Thursday the Ohio House passed the Medical Freedom Act, according to Ohio State Rep. Jena Powell. Read Full Story
Fri, Nov 19, 2021
On Nov. 2, Ohio Republicans, led by Rep. Jena Powell and Rep. Thomas Hall, introduced House Bill 480, which would ban abortions from taking place in Ohio, with exceptions only for cases where the mother's life is endangered. Read Full Story
Thu, Nov 11, 2021
Two Ohio state representatives - Jena Powell and Thomas Hall - filed a bill on Tuesday evening that goes further than Texas' SB8 or "heartbeat" law: it bans all abortions in the state, period. Read Full Story
Fri, Nov 5, 2021
A group of Ohio Republican lawmakers introduced a bill this week that would ban most abortions in the state. The bill is similar to a Texas law that forbids abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, but goes further in that all abortions would be banned except in the case where a mother's life is at risk. Read Full Story
Thu, Nov 4, 2021
A new legislation from Ohio aims to ban abortion from fertilization as a means to protect the unborn. Read Full Story
Thu, Nov 4, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)-The Biden administration is taking additional steps to get people vaccinated. New details were released Thursday on the federal COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements. Read Full Story
Thu, Nov 4, 2021
Pretty much as soon as Texas enacted its vigilante abortion ban, other conservative states weighed their own versions: Certain Florida Republicans admitted to working on a similar six-week ban, while lawmakers in South Carolina were said to be doing the same. But the first state to debut its handiwork is Ohio, which managed to go further, even, than Texas, attempting to ban the procedure outright using the same bounty-hunting mechanism. Read Full Story
Thu, Nov 4, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Two Republican state lawmakers in Ohio introduced Texas-style legislation Tuesday that could effectively end all abortions in the state. Read Full Story
Wed, Nov 3, 2021