OH: Judge to extend pause of “heartbeat” abortion law for another two weeks

Source: Cleveland.com

“A Hamilton County judge overseeing a lawsuit challenging Ohio’s ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban plans to issue a second order temporarily blocking the law, according to a lawyer involved in the case. Judge Christian A. Jenkins, a Democrat, last week issued what’s called a temporary restraining order, pausing the law from being enforced for 14 days while he deals with arguments in the case. Jenkins told lawyers in a Monday hearing that he plans to issue a second 14-day temporary restraining order blocking the law, according to Freda Levenson, a top lawyer with the Ohio ACLU, one of the plaintiffs in the case. … Jenkins has indicated he plans to rule in favor of abortion advocates, agreeing that equal-protection guarantees contained in Ohio’s constitution covers the right to obtain an abortion.” (09/20/22)