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Wed May 15, 2019, 05:04 PM

ACLU, Planned Parenthood file lawsuit challenging Ohio anti-abortion law

Source: Reuters

U.S. LEGAL NEWS MAY 15, 2019 / 11:30 AM / UPDATED 6 HOURS AGO

ACLU, Planned Parenthood file lawsuit challenging Ohio anti-abortion law

(Reuters) - The American Civil Liberties Union, its Ohio branch and Planned Parenthood on Wednesday filed a lawsuit challenging an Ohio law that they say could ban abortion as early as six weeks into a woman’s pregnancy.

The law, which was passed by the Republican-controlled state legislature in April, bans abortions if doctors can detect a heartbeat, which can occur as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

Four other U.S. states have passed similar “heartbeat” abortion bans in 2019 seen as part of a push to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring abortion a constitutional right.

“This is a ban on almost all abortions, and if the court does not block it, it will imperil the freedoms and health of Ohio women,” Freda Levenson, legal director of the ACLU of Ohio, said of the law set to take effect July 10.

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Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-abortion-ohio/aclu-planned-parenthood-file-lawsuit-challenging-ohio-anti-abortion-law-idUSKCN1SL218

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still_one May 2019 #1

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Wed May 15, 2019, 05:08 PM

1. I would hope their Alabama branch would challenge the Alabama anti-abortion law

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