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Archive for September 15th, 2022

Hamilton County Judge Issues TRO Against Ohio’s Abortion Law

The Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Senate Bill 23 in Ohio.  SB 23 was passed in 2019, and bans abortion starting at approximately six weeks of pregnancy.

Abortions up to 22 weeks are now – again – legal in Ohio, effective immediately because of the ruling and will be so for at least the two week period covered by the TRO.  The plaintiffs have asked the court to next enter a preliminary injunction to block the law for the duration of the case.

In other abortion news, West Virginia’s Legislature passed HB 302 which is an abortion ban with few exceptions.