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Ohio Attorney General Sues Biden Administration Over Reversal Of Trump-era Abortion Referral Ban

Attorney General Dave Yost speaks at a press conference in 2018.
Karen Kasler
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Statehouse News Bureau
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost speaks at a press conference in 2018.

Ohio’s top lawyer has filed suit against the Biden administration seeking to restore a Trump-era ban on abortion referrals by family planning clinics that was reversed earlier this month.

The action by Republican Attorney Dave Yost was joined by 11 other states.

It says new federal regulations at the Department of Health and Human Services that return the Title X federal family planning program to the way it ran under the Obama administration prevents states from determining violations of a federal prohibition on clinics using taxpayer money for abortions.

Former President Donald Trump set the ban in 2019.