COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Planned Parenthood is suing the state over its new ban of the dilation and evacuation method of performing abortions.
Dilation and evacuation is a procedure used in most abortions after 13 weeks into a woman’s pregnancy.
According to the lawsuit, the health and access to abortion care of patients will be threatened if the law is allowed to take effect on March 22.
The lawsuit also states that every time a similar law has come before a court, it has been blocked from taking effect.
In addition to the state, the lawsuit also names prosecutors in counties where Planned Parenthood centers are located. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien is among those named.
Supporters of the bill say the abortion method is inhumane and painful for the fetus; opponents say the bill is unconstitutional and would eliminate safe and effective medical procedure.
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