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As students grapple with post-quarantine freedom, the Ohio Center for Sex Ed offers first annual summer camp

Socializing can seem daunting for many this summer as they prepare for a full-time return to school. Young people are gearing up to return to in-person normality and with it—they bring a year of virtual interaction and a plethora of questions for peers and trusted adults. That’s why the Ohio Center for Sex Education is stepping up to offer Camp MEE.

July 5, 2021 • Ohio

Gov. DeWine Signs Budget Amid Protests in Support of Reproductive Freedom and Abortion Access

Despite calls for transparency and amid protests in support of reproductive freedom and abortion access, Gov. DeWine last night signed a budget full of last minute amendments that are guaranteed to harm his constituents by taking away health care access and forcing damaging, inaccurate curricula onto Ohio students.

July 1, 2021 • Ohio

Planned Parenthood Announces Plans for New Leadership Position to target Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Investment Locally

Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio is preparing for large roll-out of DEI initiatives after receiving nearly one million dollars in grant funding.

June 28, 2021 • Ohio

Statement on Lebanon, Ohio Ordinance from Kersha Deibel, President & CEO of Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio

Abortion services are already extremely difficult to access for people in Ohio, but these efforts are part of an aggressive, nationwide anti-abortion agenda to do one thing - ban abortion outright.

May 25, 2021 • Ohio

Win for Ohio Patients — Judge Blocks Enforcement of Telemedicine Abortion Ban

Today, an Ohio judge granted a preliminary injunction that blocks the enforcement of the telemedicine abortion ban in the state — for now. 

April 19, 2021 • Ohio

FEDERAL COURT OVERTURNS LOWER COURT RULING, ALLOWS OHIO LAWMAKERS TO PUNISH DOCTORS FOR PROVIDING ABORTION CARE BASED ON PATIENT’S REASON

The full Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an en banc ruling today, reversing a 2018 district court and a 2019 Sixth Circuit three judge panel decision in Preterm v. McCloud, upholding an Ohio law banning abortion if the doctor performing the procedure learns the patient is obtaining an abortion based on a Down syndrome diagnosis.

April 13, 2021 • Ohio

Ohio Judge Temporarily Blocks Enforcement of Telemedicine Abortion Ban

Today, an Ohio judge granted a two-week temporary restraining order that blocks the enforcement of the telemedicine abortion ban in the state for now.

April 6, 2021 • Ohio

Ohio Judge Blocks Enforcement of Fetal Tissue Disposal Law, Preserving Access to Abortion

Today, an Ohio judge granted a preliminary injunction, temporarily halting enforcement of a fetal tissue disposal requirement which was signed into law by Governor DeWine in December of last year.

April 5, 2021 • Ohio

BREAKING: Planned Parenthood Sues in Ohio Over Telemedicine Abortion Ban

"Safe, legal abortion is already extremely difficult to access for people in this state, particularly for Black people, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, people with low incomes and people living in remote areas. Telemedicine is a widely used method of providing care. By singling out and excluding abortion services, the state makes clear that the intent of this law is not better health care for Ohioans..." 

April 1, 2021 • Ohio