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April 9, 2021

Ohio Judge Grants Temporary Restraining Order Against Telemedicine Abortion Ban

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Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Alison Hatheway, the same judge who has temporarily blocked the requirement that abortion businesses bury or cremate the remains of aborted babies, has now issued a temporary restraining order against another pro-life law. 

Ohio Senate Bill 260 bans the use of telemedicine to provide abortion-inducing drugs. Instead, the law would require physicians to prescribe such drugs in-person. Unfortunately, it cannot be enforced for the time being.

The telemedicine abortion ban was originally signed by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine in January and set to go into effect on April 12. Judge Hatheway's temporary restraining order blocks Ohio from enforcing the law for two weeks, however.

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