Ohio Supreme Court to weigh abortion amendment’s effect on ‘heartbeat’ case

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court is officially re-opening its review of Ohio’s six-week “heartbeat” abortion ban in light of last week’s passage of state Issue 1, the ballot issue that adds abortion rights to the state constitution.

Chief Justice Sharon Kennedy, a Republican, issued an order Thursday giving state Attorney General Dave Yost and plaintiffs until Dec. 7 to file written arguments stating what effect they think Issue 1 has on the case.