Ohio AG argues some of state’s abortion ban may still be constitutional (Akron Beacon Journal)

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    Ohio AG argues some of state’s abortion ban may still be constitutional – By Jessie Balmert (USA Today) / Feb 2, 2024

    Some portions of Ohio’s ban on most abortions might not need to be tossed out even though voters approved new language protecting abortion access, Ohio’s attorney general argued in a Friday filing.

    Ohioans voted in November to enshrine access to abortion and other reproductive rights in the state constitution, pushing back against decades of GOP restrictions and shoring up protections more than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

    On Friday, the state asked a Hamilton County, Ohio judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on abortions after embryonic cardiac activity is detected, which occurs after about six weeks gestation. The position confused attorney Jessie Hill, who represents abortion clinics challenging the law.

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