COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court agreed to review Tuesday Order of the county judge impeding the enforcement of Nearly state abortion banconsider whether the clinic challenging the law has the legal standing to do so.
However, the court denied Republican Attorney General Dave Yost’s allegations in the division ruling. Request to start your own review We advocate abortion rights under the Ohio Constitution and leave those debates to unfold in the lower courts.
This means that abortion is legal in the state up to the 20th week of pregnancy.
Yost appealed Hamilton County Joint Petition Judge Christian Jenkins Orders State Superior Court failed effort Overturned by the First District Court of Appeal. An appeals court ruled that the appeal was premature because it was only an interim stage in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the so-called Heartbeat Act.
As Yost argued, the judge will decide whether such an order is proper legal process or an attempt to block a law that lower courts don’t like.
Chief Justice Sharon Kennedy, Justices Pat Dewine, Justice Pat Fisher, and Ohio Court of Appeals Justice Matthew Byrne, who were present at the dismissal of Justice Joe Deters, voted in favor of the review. All are Republicans. Three Democrats on the Supreme Court disagreed.
Kennedy, DeWine, and Byrne would all have addressed the issue of whether the Ohio Constitution guaranteed abortion rights, but Fisher did not support the idea.
Abortion rights groups want the law to remain blocked, given confusion Patients, doctors and clinics for 66 days last year when the Ohio ban went into effect.
A law signed into law by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine in April 2019 prohibits most abortions after the first detectable “fetal heartbeat” is detected. Cardiac activity can be detected as early as 6 weeks gestation, before many women know they are pregnant.
The law was blocked by another legal challenge until shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade overthrew that landmark The decision to legalize abortion. The ruling effectively nullified a nationwide abortion rights lawsuit that cited the federal constitution and raised questions such as: back to state.
A lawsuit filed in Jenkins court argues that similar rights exist under the Ohio Constitution.
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