Court panel upholds ruling on Ohio abortion law

A federal appeals panel has upheld a lower court's ruling that an Ohio law limiting the distribution of an abortion pill does not violate a woman's right to choose.
Associated Press
Oct 2, 2012


The Tuesday opinion from the 6th U.S. District Court of Appeals panel stems from a law signed in 2004 by then-Gov. Bob Taft.

The legislation banned the use of RU-486, or mifepristone, to induce abortion unless prescribed by a doctor in compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines.

Three Planned Parenthoods and some private practitioners sued over the law, arguing that it infringed on a woman's right to choose and is constitutionally vague.

Last year, U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott ruled against the abortion providers and said the law didn't create a substantial obstacle to a woman's right to choose.




I agree that any pill such as this should be prescribed by a doctor. I don't think this is too much to ask. It should not be available over the counter and not just by asking a pharmacist for it.

This is too dangerous for a person to use unless given and instructed by a physician on use and by followup. It does not interfer with a woman's right to chose. She simply goes to the doctor to get it. Better to be safe in an abortion than sorry.

God Of Thunder

Again..Big brother telling someone what they can and can't do with their bodies... I think women should have the right to do something like that, not bring an unwanted baby into the world, and not be told by the government whether they can or can't..


They are not telling them they can't have he abortion, they are telling them to get this pill from a doctor, not just go to the pharmacy without a doctor's script.

Would you want your 16 year old daughter at 6 months going to get this pill without a doctor's prescription or help? She could die.

That is what they are trying to prevent. I am not against abortion, but I am against having someone who could die taking this without a doctor's care. Too risky. They just want to prevent it getting in the wrong hands at the wrong time.

Dinghy Gal

They shoot horses and drown puppies don't they?


But we don't shoot or drown young girls who don't understand the harm in using this when it's too late to abort, do we?

I agree with abortion, but under the right circumstances. Not in a dark alley like they used to with a coke bottle or a coat hanger. This is a dangerous drug and it should only be prescribed by a doctor and with care. That is all they wanted to do here.

It should come from a doctor's script. And explained and given at the right time, not when it is too late to do something.

thinkagain's picture

The party of death is responsible for 3500 innocent, unborn children being butchered and murdered in America today, whose only crime to justify the atrocity known as abortion, they were inconvenient.


Very nice. From whom are you quoting?


Wired is spot on on this. Education about this to females is key.