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ACLU & Planned Parenthood challenge Ohio’s “heartbeat” abortion law

The American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood just filed a lawsuit challenging the Ohio “heartbeat” bill, an abortion ban that would prohibit the procedure about five to six weeks into a pregnancy, before most women know that they’re pregnant.

Representing a handful of abortion clinics around the state, the lawsuit claims the new anti-abortion measure is in direct conflict with Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that protected a woman’s right to an abortion up until fetal viability, which is typically 24 to 25 weeks in a pregnancy. The lawsuit seeks to temporarily block the ban from being enacted while a federal judge makes a final decision. The law is slated to go into effect on July 10.

Read the source article at CBS News

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