ACLU and Planned Parenthood File Lawsuit Against Ohio HB258


This is a story from may 14-15. the case is still ongoing.

The law of the land has been crystal clear fro nearly 50 years: women have a categorical right to a pre-viability abortion.

-Freda Levenson, Legal Director of the ACLU, Ohio

On May 15, The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood put forth a lawsuit against Ohio HB258, otherwise known as the Ohio “heartbeat” bill. The bill makes having an abortion performed after six weeks. This is before a woman discovers she is pregnant, is unconstitutional.

They contend it is in direct conflict with Roe v. Wade, a Supreme Court decision that set the precedent fetal viability -24 to25 weeks- is the benchmark for legal abortions. The lawsuit was filed in hopes a ban will be placed upon the bill to allow a federal judge to weigh on the matter.

The HB 258 will become law on July 10, 2019. The bill also does not have exemptions for rape or incest.

Anissa Mathias

Sources:
CBS news
The Hill
Any other sources are linked in the post.

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