Challenge to Ohio law restricting the use of mifepristone for medication abortion. In May 2011, the U.S. District Court upheld the law as constitutional in most respects. Current Status: In October 2012, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower court decision, holding that the restrictions did not place an undue burden on a woman's right to choose abortion. Planned Parenthood has asked the full court of appeals to review that decision. (See the law here. See the District Court opinion here. See the Sixth Circuit decision here.)
Repro Health Watch — an exciting new edition of the Women’s Health Policy Report — compiles and distributes media coverage of proposed and enacted state laws and ballot initiatives affecting women's access to comprehensive reproductive health care, as well as litigation in response to those provisions.