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Women's Medical Group Professional Corp. v. Vanderhoff

Location: Ohio
Status: Ongoing
Last Update: April 23, 2024

What's at Stake

Ohio clinics must maintain an ambulatory surgical facility license to provide procedural abortion. Ohio imposes medically unnecessary and burdensome licensing requirements that make it difficult, if not impossible, for abortion clinics to maintain their licenses.

On February 25, 2022, Women’s Med Dayton and Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region filed a lawsuit challenging Senate Bill 157, legislation imposing licensing requirements that would threaten to shut down procedural abortion services in Southwest Ohio. The law is currently blocked from taking effect after Plaintiffs won a preliminary injunction in 2022. In April 2024, we filed an amended complaint to challenge Senate Bill 157 and related licensing requirements under the Right to Reproductive Freedom Amendment of the Ohio Constitution. Litigation continues in the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas.

Women’s Med Dayton is represented by the ACLU and ACLU of Ohio. Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region is represented by Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Fanon Rucker of the Cochran Law Firm.

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