Ohio Supreme Court Will Review Abortion Lawsuit, Doesn't Issue Stay

(Columbus, OH) -- The Ohio Supreme Court is not issuing an emergency stay over the state's fetal heartbeat law. Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio and other abortion providers recently filed a lawsuit asking the court to declare the ban unconstitutional.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says the state's constitution doesn't mention abortion, meaning its rights can't be inferred. Justices made the decision Friday.

Clinics claim the law which bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected is unconstitutional. There had been a three-year injunction against the law before Roe v. Wade was overturned last week.

The ACLU, along with Ohio abortion providers, say they're "deeply disturbed" over Friday's ruling, calling the law draconian. It bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio promises abortions are still being performed before six weeks.

Ohio Right to Life is happy. President Michael Gonidakis says the Supreme Court made the right decision today and will save countless lives.

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