With the heartbeat bill threatening women’s constitutional freedoms and spurring on fear and controversy across the state and country, the American Civil Liberties Union is coming to the rescue. The ACLU, in conjunction with Planned Parenthood, filed a lawsuit today that will seek to stop Gov. Mike DeWine’s six week abortion ban from being put into effect July 10.
Make no mistake, unless blocked by the court, this law would ban approximately 90 percent of abortions in Ohio, which would disproportionately affect people of color, people struggling financially, and young people,Elizabeth Watson, staff attorney with the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project
Four governors have signed six-week abortion laws this year, but counteraction is taking place in each case. Kentucky courts have blocked the legislation, lawsuits have been filed in Mississippi and abortion providers have said they will follow suit in Georgia.
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