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Ohio City Refuses to Defend Its Own Abortion Ban (Correct)

May 26, 2022, 10:05 PMUpdated: May 27, 2022, 6:33 PM

A year and a day.

That’s how long Ohio’s only city-based abortion ban lasted, with the City of Lebanon agreeing Thursday to drop enforcement of its ordinance criminalizing abortion-related activity within its borders.

The stipulation filed in the Southern District of Ohio case states that the city will rewrite its local law “in response to each of the claims that Plaintiffs are asserting in this litigation.”

The National Association of Social Workers sued the city earlier this month claiming the law was unconstitutionally vague and “flies in the face of the constitutional right” to end a pregnancy before viability recognized ...