Planned Parenthood and ACLU go after Ohio abortion restrictions

Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a challenge to certain abortion laws in Ohio on Friday, its first since voters enshrined abortion rights in the state constitution.

The new lawsuit claimed that requiring women to undergo a waiting period and multiple informational sessions about the medical risks of abortion was now violating the state’s constitution and that requiring them to wait 24 hours is delaying “time-sensitive” care.

“These laws are now in clear violation of the newly amended Ohio Constitution, which enshrines the explicit and fundamental right to abortion and forbids the state from burdening, prohibiting, penalizing, and interfering with access to abortion, and discriminating against abortion patients and providers,” Jessie Hill, an attorney with the ACLU of Ohio, said in a press release.

The lawsuit also states that the delays
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