Ohio abortion law

A composite image of two abortion protests.
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At least 18 abortion restrictions have been put into place in Ohio since Gov. John Kasich took office in 2011. There are fewer abortion clinics now versus then. Yet the new abortion report compiled by the state shows the number of abortions actually increased last year. 

The Ohio Health Department’s 2017 Abortion report says the number of Ohio women getting abortions increased by one percent over the previous year. 

“It’s a tragedy to see the abortion numbers go up in Ohio," said Ohio Right to Life’s Jamison Weaver.

Kellie Copeland
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio

Another surgical abortion clinic in Ohio is closed.  As of late Thursday, the doors were locked and phones shut off at Akron Women’s Medical Group on East Market Street. 

There's no word on why the surgical abortion facility closed.  The state Health Department says its license is in good standing.