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Ohio Supreme Court Won't Hear Appeal From Dayton Abortion Clinic

Opponents of legal abortion
Opponents of legal abortion

Ohio's top court is, once again, has refused to hear an appeal from the last abortion clinic in Dayton. It has been fighting with the state to avoid closure of the facility. But the center isn't taking "no" for an answer. It is looking to a federal court to step in now.

The clinic has requested a new temporary restraining order from a federal court, saying the actions from the state's health department are unconstitutional because the clinic will be forced to close, thereby denying women their constitutional right to access to an abortion.

A couple of months ago, the Ohio Supreme Court said it wouldn't hear a case brought by the Women's Med Center of Dayton that challenged Ohio's rules for abortion clinics to have transfer agreements with a local hospital. The Ohio Department of Health had revoked the center's license because it wouldn't get that written agreement.


This is a breaking story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.


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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.