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

19:45  15 may  2019
19:45  15 may  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Stricter abortion bans are conservative-led states' gambit to overturn Roe vs. Wade

Stricter abortion bans are conservative-led states' gambit to overturn Roe vs. Wade ATLANTA - When Republican lawmakers in Alabama weighed a stringent new bill that would outlaw almost all abortions, they did not pretend that it complied with federal law or that it would go into effect anytime soon. "Yes, it's unconstitutional," state House Rep. Terri Collins, the bill's sponsor, said last week at a hearing. "All our pro-life bills are unconstitutional right now. 

The American Civil Liberties Union , its Ohio branch and Planned Parenthood on Wednesday filed a lawsuit challenging an Ohio law that they say could Anti - abortion advocates know any laws they pass are certain to be challenged , and courts this year have blocked a restrictive Kentucky law and

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

ACLU, Planned Parenthood file lawsuit challenging Ohio anti-abortion law© Mark Wilson/Getty Images Women hold up signs during a women's pro-choice rally on Capitol Hill, July 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. The rally was hosted by Planned Parenthood Federation of America to urge Congress against passing any legislation to limit access to safe and legal abortion. May 15 (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.

Alabama's Abortion Ban Has A Clear Target: Roe v. Wade

Alabama's Abortion Ban Has A Clear Target: Roe v. Wade Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) approved a near-total abortion ban on Wednesdayaimed at the United States Supreme Court and designed to overturn Roe v. Wade,the landmark 1973 decision establishing a woman's right to an abortion underthe U.S. Constitution.Roe v. Wade makes it clear that women have a right to abortion guaranteed bythe 14th Amendment, but the Alabama measure almost universally prohibitsabortions. Doctors who perform an abortion are to be subject to at least 10 and as many as 99 years in prison. The only exception in the legislation is if a pregnancy puts a woman’s life at risk. The law is set to become effective in six months.

The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood just filed a lawsuit challenging the Ohio Representing a handful of abortion clinics around the state, the lawsuit claims the new Even still, anti - abortion activists have been undeterred; over 300 anti - abortion measures, including

The American Civil Liberties Union , its Ohio branch and Planned Parenthood on Wednesday filed a lawsuit challenging an Ohio law that they say could Anti - abortion advocates know any laws they pass are certain to be challenged , and courts this year have blocked a restrictive Kentucky law and

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.

On Tuesday, Alabama's state Senate passed the country's strictest abortion bill, outlawing nearly all abortions other than those to protect a mother's health.

Anti-abortion advocates know any laws they pass are certain to be challenged, and courts this year have blocked a restrictive Kentucky law and another in Iowa. (Reporting by Makini Brice in Washington; additional reporting by Andrew Hay in Taos, New Mexico; Editing by Doina Chiacu and Jeffrey Benkoe)

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