On October 9, 2013, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio announced a lawsuit challenging three of the controversial abortion-related amendments passed in June as part of the state’s massive budget bill (HB 59).
Read the October 9, 2013 press release
The suit was filed on behalf of Preterm, a Cleveland women’s health clinic that provides contraception, birth control, pregnancy counseling, and abortion services.
Last week marked the end of a historic U.S. Supreme Court term for the ACLU and civil liberties.
There were huge victories. Wednesday’s decisions striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 were historic moments for LGBT equality.
The June 15th, 2013 edition of Columbus Dispatch featured an opinion piece from the ACLU of Ohio, calling out the Ohio Senate for using a series of budget amendments to push their own partisan agendas.
Here’s an excerpt from the op-ed:
“Once again, our legislature has made an absolute mess of the budget process, and for what?