Jaime Miracle

Statehouse News Bureau

A new bill would ban most private insurance coverage for abortions. But opponents say it would also ban effective methods of birth control. 

Jaime Miracle, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio
Statehouse News Bureau

An Ohio House committee is set to hear a bill tomorrow that would ban elective abortions as early as six weeks of pregnancy. Opponents of that legislation are concerned about changes in what's been known as the "Heartbeat Bill".  

Supporters Of Heartbeat Bill Outside Recent Trump Rally
Karen Kasler

The so-called “Heartbeat Bill”, which Gov. John Kasich promises to veto, had been likely to come up for a vote today in an Ohio House committee. But there were too many questions about the controversial bill that would ban abortion at the point a fetal heartbeat is detected for it to proceed to a vote. 

Jo Ingles

There’s been a lot of attention given to a contentious bill that bans abortion at the point which a fetal heartbeat can be detected since the House passed it earlier this week. But there’s another abortion bill that goes even further that is also getting at least one hearing during this lame duck session.

Ohio Statehouse
Jo Ingles

Twenty abortion restrictions have been put in place during the Kasich administration. Ohio now has some of the strictest abortion laws in the nation. And the U.S. Supreme Court, with the addition of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, is now thought by many to be conservative enough to overturn the landmark Roe -vs- Wade decision that allowed legal abortion. So, what’s at stake in this election for those who support or oppose abortion? 

Republican
Twitter

A new bill has been introduced that would require health classes cover fetal development and offer students information on where they can find prenatal care. But it doesn’t include other related information.

Ohio Department of Health

The number of abortions in Ohio last year went down for the fourth year in a row. Both sides in the debate are pleased, but have differing opinions on why.