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Public News Service - OH: Reproductive Health

Will heartbeat bills force the U.S. Supreme Court to re-examine Roe v. Wade? (zimmytws/Adobe Stock)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Reproductive- and civil-rights organizations are hoping to strike a final blow against Ohio's so-called "Heartbeat Bill." Senate Bill 23 bans abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected, which typically is around six weeks of pregnancy. The law was temporarily blocked from go

Opponents of Ohio's so-called Heartbeat Bill say many women don't realize they are pregnant until after six weeks. (Johannes Jander/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio now has one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the United States. Senate Bill 23, the so-called "Heartbeat Bill," prohibits abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, which is about six weeks. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine quickly signed the bill on Thursda

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has said he would sign a bill that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. (Prawny/Pixabay)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A controversial

Today, only six states have what is considered strongly protected access to reproductive health care. (Steve Rhodes/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - President Donald Trump painted a picture of unity in his State of the Union address, but when it comes to the state of reproductive rights, a new report reveals a sharp divide. In NARAL Pro-Choice America's annual report on reproductive health care, 2018 saw the most pro-choice leg

Ohio senators failed to override Gov. John Kasich's veto on a six-week abortion ban, but the measure stands a better chance of passing this year. (Progress Ohio/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — With John Kasich on his way out as governor and Mike DeWine heading in, supporters of reproductive rights are gearing up for a new battle in Ohio. During his last month in office, Kasich vetoed a six-week abortion ban known as the heartbeat bill. But he signed one of the mos

Researchers say teens often rely on their friends when they have questions about sexual and reproductive health. (Pixabay)

CLEVELAND – While having "the talk" with kids about the birds and the bees is typically a parent's duty, some researchers say comprehensive sexual-health education is also vital – and it's information some Ohio kids are missing out on. Shaina Munoz is a policy and planning associate fo

Since Gov. John Kasich has been in office, 20 measures restricting abortion access and reproductive health have been passed in Ohio. (Kate Ausburn/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The opposing sides of another abortion-related bill in Ohio have very different takes on its purpose. The Unborn Child Dignity Act passed the Senate and could soon be voted on by the full House. Senate Bill 28 would require women who terminate their pregnancies to have the f

Opponents say a Down syndrome abortion ban bill in Ohio ignores the unique circumstances that surround each woman's pregnancy. (Progress Ohio/Flickr)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday that, if signed, would become the 20th attack on reproductive health approved in the state since Gov. John Kasich took office. The Ohio Senate, on a non-party line vote, approved HB 214, which bans abortions after a fetal diagnosis of Dow

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