March 26, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
The Ohio House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill that would make illegal any abortion performed once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The bill, HB 69, passed the House with a 55-40 vote, but is opposed by Governor John Kasich on constitutional grounds. Any doctor found to have ...[read more]
January 19, 2015
by Brittany Felder
Attorneys for four death-row inmates on Monday proceeded in a challenge to an Ohio law by filing a motion for a preliminary injunction. HB 663 is a measure providing for the confidentiality of entities involved in the manufacture of drugs for use in capital punishment by lethal injection, and of ...[read more]
December 25, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Four death row inmates filed a complaint on Wednesday challenging Substitute House Bill 663, a measure providing for the confidentiality of entities involved in the manufacture of drugs for use in capital punishment by lethal injection, and of the persons involved in executing a sentence of ...[read more]
July 2, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Ohio Governor John Kasich signed new abortion restrictions into law Sunday night as part of the state's budget. The provisions will require ultrasounds for anyone seeking an abortion, make it more difficult for family planning services to obtain funding, and limit the ability of those providing ...[read more]
February 9, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday denied Ohio's request to put a condemned killer to death, effectively putting the state's executions on hold. Without comment, the court refused to allow Ohio to execute Charles Lorraine, a 45-year-old man who was convicted in 1986 of killing an elderly couple. ...[read more]
November 5, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Ohio Governor John Kasich on Friday signed into law House Bill 63, creating further restrictions on minors if they seek an abortion without parental consent. The new law puts several conditions in place, advancing the former law of making a minor receive a judge's consent to have an abortion ...[read more]
July 20, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Ohio Governor John Kasich on Wednesday signed into law a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks. The legislation requires doctors to determine the viability of the fetus and seek a second opinion as to whether the child is capable of surviving outside of the womb. In the event that the fetus is ...[read more]

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