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State Makes New Bid To Close Toledo's Last Abortion Clinic

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine appeals a court ruling that allows Toledo's last abortion clinic to stay open.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office is appealing a ruling that has allowed Toledo's last abortion clinic to stay open.

The appeal filed late last week seeks to overturn a June decision from a judge in Toledo who said abortion restrictions imposed on the clinic were unconstitutional.

The judge had ruled that the state exceeded its regulatory authority over Capital Care Network in Toledo.

The issue centers on the Ohio Department of Health's ruling last year that Capital Care lacked a patient-transfer agreement with a local hospital so must close.

The Ohio Legislature has since passed a law requiring a "local" hospital used for emergency patient transfers from abortion facilities be no farther than 30 miles away.

The hospital used by Toledo's Capital Care is about 50 miles away.