Ohio top court lets six-week abortion ban remain in effect

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By Nate Raymond (Reuters) -The Ohio Supreme Court on Friday declined to block the Republican-led state from enforcing a ban on abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy that took effect after the U.S. Supreme Court last week overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. The state’s top court denied an emergency request by Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers to prevent Ohio from enforcing the 2019 law after the U.S. Supreme Court brought an end to the federal constitutional right to abortion. The decision came amid a flurry of litigation by abortion rights groups seeking to preserve th…

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