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New Abortion Law Won't Be Enforced For Now

Gavel outside Ohio Supreme Court
Dan Konik
Gavel outside Ohio Supreme Court

A law that requires burial or cremation of fetal tissue from an abortion will not go into effect tomorrow as planned. 

An Ohio judge granted a preliminary injunction, stopping enforcement of the new law requiring fetal remains from an abortion be buried or cremated. Abortion clinics had requested this delay, saying the state health department didn’t have rules in place yet. And ACLU of Ohio attorneys said it was impossible for clinics to follow rules that hadn’t yet been defined. 

The judge’s order prevents the law from taking effect until 30 days after the rulemaking process has been completed. 

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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.