Republican-Appointed Judges in Ohio, Texas Reject Halts on Abortion During Coronavirus Crisis

Republican-Appointed Judges in Ohio, Texas Reject Halts on Abortion During Coronavirus Crisis

CINCINNATI (Toledo Blade) — A federal judge has temporarily banned Ohio officials from using a public-health order forbidding nonessential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic to restrict providers from performing abortions within the state. The ruling by Senior U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett, appointed to the bench by then-President George W. Bush, was issued Monday evening just […]

Ohio AG Orders Halt on Elective Abortions Amid COVID Outbreak, PP and NARAL Claim Abortion Is ‘Essential’

Ohio AG Orders Halt on Elective Abortions Amid COVID Outbreak, PP and NARAL Claim Abortion Is ‘Essential’

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Following an order from the Department of Health directing medical facilities to halt elective surgeries during the coronavirus crisis in order to preserve resources, the attorney general of Ohio has mandated two abortion clinics who have continued to operate to cease performing non-essential surgical abortions. Abortion groups such as Planned Parenthood and NARAL […]

‘Not Protected Under the First Amendment’: Judge Rules Against Professor Who Declined to Address Male as Female

‘Not Protected Under the First Amendment’: Judge Rules Against Professor Who Declined to Address Male as Female

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — A federal judge nominated to the bench by then-President Bill Clinton has dismissed a legal challenge filed by a Christian professor at Shawnee State University who was reprimanded for declining to refer to a male student with female pronouns. The school had accused the professor of creating a “hostile environment” despite his […]

Mother Faces Involuntary Manslaughter Charge After Ingesting Abortion Pills, Leaving Born-Alive Son to Die

Mother Faces Involuntary Manslaughter Charge After Ingesting Abortion Pills, Leaving Born-Alive Son to Die

NEWARK, Ohio — An Ohio woman and her boyfriend are both facing an involuntary manslaughter charge after their newborn son was found deceased in a shoebox. It is alleged that the mother ingested pills to personally induce labor and end the child’s life as the couple, who have one child together, did not want a […]

Ohio Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Outlaw Abortion in State

Ohio Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Outlaw Abortion in State

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two Republican lawmakers in Ohio have proposed a bill that would outlaw abortion in the state. Reps. Candice Keller, R-Middletown, and Ron Hood, R-Ashville, introduced House Bill 413 on Nov. 15, and it is currently pending before the House Criminal Justice Committee. “No person shall purposely, and with prior calculation and design, perform […]

Religious Liberties Legal Group Asks School District to Restore Ten Commandments Plaque to Middle School Wall

Religious Liberties Legal Group Asks School District to Restore Ten Commandments Plaque to Middle School Wall

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — A Texas-based religious liberties organization has asked a school district in Ohio to restore a Ten Commandments plaque to a middle school wall after learning that the Decalogue display was removed following a complaint from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). “[I]n light of a recent decision by the Supreme […]

Ten Commandments Plaque ‘No Longer on Display’ at Ohio Middle School Following Complaint

Ten Commandments Plaque ‘No Longer on Display’ at Ohio Middle School Following Complaint

NEW PHILADELPHIA, Ohio — Although in disagreement, a public school district in Ohio has removed a Ten Commandments plaque from the walls of a middle school following a complaint letter from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). “In speaking with the district, it is my understanding that the plaque has been taken down and is […]