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Supreme Court Ruling May Affect Dayton Abortion Clinc

Ohio's top law enforcer says state investigators are getting close to finishing their review into whether Planned Parenthood violated its nonprofit status and made money from aborted fetuses.        Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine told reporters T
Ohio's top law enforcer says state investigators are getting close to finishing their review into whether Planned Parenthood violated its nonprofit status and made money from aborted fetuses. Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine told reporters T

The Supreme Court’s ruling striking down a Texas abortion law may have repercussions in the Miami Valley.

The Women's Med Center in Dayton's south suburbs is routinely picketed by abortion opponents.
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The Women's Med Center in Dayton's south suburbs is routinely picketed by abortion opponents.

The Texas law required abortion clinics to operate as ambulatory surgical centers. It also mandated that abortion providers have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

Ohio created a similar law in 2013.Since then, many clinics in the state have struggled to remain open, including the Women’s Medical Center of Dayton - It’s one of two clinics operating in southwest Ohio. The center has fought with the state health department to remain open since the law was enacted.

Jamie Miracle is the deputy director ofNARALPro-Choice Ohio. She says because the ruling struck down the admitting privileges requirement, the Women’s Medical Center case may be affected, but it will take time.  

“Yes, it struck down somethingsimilarbut it will not immediately impact any of the laws in other states.”

The clinic remains open. Their next hearing with the Ohio Department of Health is scheduled for late summer.

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