Ohio abortion clinics challenging the prohibition of the state The inspectors visited their clinics on March 26 and 27, but never stated whether they violated the ban or not. The clinics sued on Monday, requesting an injunction on the grounds that “doctors suspect that they will be shut down and prosecuted immediately if they continue to perform surgical abortions”.
The American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, and the Center for Reproductive Rights also filed lawsuits in Iowa. Alabama and Oklahoma call for bans on surgical abortions during pandemic violations Roe v. calf.
“This ruling sends a message to other countries: using this pandemic to ban abortion access is unconstitutional,” said Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights.
While the red states are pushing bans, some progressive states have identified abortion and family planning as an essential service during the pandemic and are looking for ways to make it easier for people to access these services without physically coming to a clinic.
On Monday, 21 attorneys general were headed by Californian Xavier Becerra wrote to the FDA Requests the agency to lift federal restrictions on the prescription of abortion pills by telemedicine.
“Denying women care and forcing them to travel unnecessarily is not only short-sighted, it puts women across the country at risk,” the letter said.