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OPINION: They won’t stop at abortion

Virginia Doherty, Opinion Writer April 15, 2024

Access to abortion has always been a hot topic in the U.S., and it’s in more danger than it has been since 1973 with the overturn of Roe v. Wade nearly two years ago. Unfortunately, abortion is no longer...

Abortion rights advocates look to replicate Ohio success with more ballot initiatives in 2024

Arit John, CNN November 9, 2023

CNN -- Abortion rights advocates have now racked up seven consecutive wins since the fall of Roe v. Wade when voters have weighed in directly on reproductive rights. Next year, they’re hoping...

A yard sign in support of voting yes on Issue 1 in this Novembers Election.

Issue 1 in Ohio passes, allowing for greater reproductive rights

Adriana Gasiewski, Staff Reporter November 8, 2023

As a result of the Nov. 7 election, Issue 1 passed, allowing legal abortions past the six-week ban and access to miscarriage care, contraceptives and fertility treatment. The League of Women Voters...

Federal judge blocks two provisions of North Carolina near-total ban on abortions after 12 weeks, ruling in favor of advocacy groups

Mitchell McCluskey and Emma Tucker, CNN September 30, 2023

CNN -- A federal judge on Saturday blocked two provisions of a near-total ban on abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy from taking effect in North Carolina, saying that one of...

Mifeprestone ruling won’t change rules in Ohio

Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal August 23, 2023

Ohio Capital Journal– An appeals court ruling doesn’t change the rules in Ohio for a medication used not only to terminate pregnancies, but also for miscarriage treatment. The 5th Circuit Court...

Reproductive rights teach in brings faculty and students together

Gabby Jonas, TV2 Reporter April 11, 2023

As one of the most common abortion pills could be banned in Ohio in the near future, faculty and students came together to host the Reproductive Health and Reproductive Justice Teach In. Lizzy Laufkin,...

Rival rulings on medication abortion hypercharge the post-Roe legal war

Tierney Sneed, CNN April 8, 2023

(CNN)-- A pair of conflicting federal court rulings on Friday created arguably the most contentious and chaotic legal flashpoint over abortion access since the Supreme Court’s ruling last summer that...

What to know about the lawsuit aiming to ban medication abortion drug mifepristone

Devan Cole, CNN February 24, 2023

CNN– A federal judge may rule as soon as Friday on a lawsuit seeking to block the use of medication abortion nationwide, in the biggest abortion-related case since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v....

Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan, left, and Republican J.D. Vance debated Monday night in Ohio.

Five takeaways from Ohio’s US Senate debate

Dan Merica, CNN October 13, 2022

(CNN) -- The debate between Democrat Tim Ryan and Republican J.D. Vance in Ohio's closer-than-expected Senate contest began with a testy exchange on the economy and quickly devolved from there into a contentious...

Judge temporarily blocks Ohio law banning most abortions

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press September 14, 2022

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge temporarily blocked Ohio’s ban on virtually all abortions Wednesday, again pausing a law that took effect after federal abortion protections were overturned by the U.S....

Several streets are blocked by law enforcement on campus due to the turnout of protesters at a pro-abortion rights march at Kent State June 29.

Hundreds of students, community members protest Supreme Court’s abortion ruling

June 30, 2022

Editor's Note: Some images contain language that may offend viewers. Story by Colleen Burns; Photos by Colleen Burns and Sophia Lucente A crowd of hundreds of students and community members made...

SDS, Kent community protest Roe v. Wade overturning

Ty Kohler and Colleen Burns June 24, 2022

“Not the church, not the state, women must decide their fate.” “Hey hey, ho ho, the patriarchy has got to go.” “Two, four, six, eight, you can’t make women procreate.” These were...

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