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Report: Ohio's Student-Debt Law Is 'Punitive'

Feb 26, 2020

Updated: 10:53 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020

An Ohio law requiring colleges to turn over student debt to the state attorney general’s office for collection is disproportionally harming low-income students of color, according to a new report from Policy Matters Ohio, a Cleveland-based nonprofit.

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The ACLU of Ohio is asking a federal court to permanently block a ban on abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

Pro-choice advocates had secured an order to temporarily stop the so called "heartbeat law" from going into effect as planned in July. 

Freda Levenson, legal director for the ACLU of Ohio, says the federal court blocked the ban from going into effect in July. And she says the state hasn’t fought that.

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