Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Lawsuit challenges Ohio abortion restrictions logrolled into budget

The ACLU has filed suit on behalf of a Cleveland health clinic.  The suit challenges three budget amendments:

- one that bans public hospitals from making transfer agreements with abortion clinics

--a second that requires clinics to follow a government script with patients and present evidence of a fetal heartbeat

-- and a third that creates a new state "parenting and pregnancy" program to fund private organizations that cannot mention abortion services.

For some background on the history of Ohio abortion challenges reaching the U.S. Supreme Court, see my article, Back to the Future of Regulating Abortion in the First Term, Wisc. J. L. Gender & Soc. (forthcoming).

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