Ohio's Post-Roe Abortion Plan

On October 7, 2022, the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas granted our request for a preliminary injunction against Senate Bill 23 (S.B. 23), a law banning abortion starting at approximately six weeks of pregnancy. Abortions up to 22 weeks LMP are now – again – legal in Ohio. Read more about the decision.

Read our collaborative Ohio Activist Toolkit: Abortion Polling and Messaging in the Post-Roe World. (or click the image below)

Take action using our Ohio Activist Toolkit: Abortion Advocacy in Your Local Community. (or click the image below)

The Way Forward:

Abortion Access in Ohio:

Abortions up to 22 weeks LMP are legal in Ohio. (10/18/2022)

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After SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade in June, Judge Barrett of the Southern District U.S. Federal Court granted Gov. DeWine's request to allow a previously blocked abortion ban, S.B. 23, to take effect. The ACLU of Ohio and partners challenged this law, and on October 7, 2022, the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas granted a preliminary injuction, indefinitely restoring abortion access in Ohio.

Abortion on the Ballot

Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights is leading the "Yes on Issue 1" campaign to secure explicit abortion access in the Ohio Constitution.

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Along with the ACLU of Ohio, this coalition includes Abortion Fund of Ohio, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights, Ohio Women’s Alliance, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio, Preterm-Cleveland, Pro-Choice Ohio, and URGE.

The Current Legal Landscape in Ohio

ACLU of Ohio has been fighting in court to ensure safe access to abortion.

Gavel and Scales of Justice

As anti-choice lawmakers work to scale back our right to abortion, ACLU of Ohio’s legal team has been fighting at every opportunity. Here is the current state of our legal battles.

Upcoming Events

Find out about forums, rallies, and other events to join us in the fight for abortion rights and access.

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ACLU of Ohio and activists across the state will continue to fight for meaningful access to abortion care for anyone who needs it. Stay informed about opportunities to get involved.