Ohio Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case to Uphold Heartbeat Abortion Ban

A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would hear the state’s appeal of Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Christian Jenkins’ injunction blocking the state’s heartbeat law. The court, at this juncture, will not review whether the Ohio Constitution creates a right to abortion.

The Ohio Supreme Court said “it will address two of the state’s arguments, but not the third. The first argument involves whether the state could appeal the preliminary injunction before the trial court had finished its case,” Samantha Wildow reported. “The state’s then made the second argument that neither “abortion clinics nor abortionists have standing to challenge the Heartbeat Act.”