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Ohio's prohibition on abortions beyond six weeks has been delayed.

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A court in Ohio invalidated the state's limitation on abortions after the sixth week, restoring women's access to abortion services.

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Senate Bill 23 was signed into law in June of this year, just after the Supreme Court decided to reverse its earlier judgment in Roe v. Wade.

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Once cardiac activity is identified in the sixth week of pregnancy, abortion is forbidden unless required to treat a life-threatening condition.

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Judge's decision restores access to abortion up to 20 weeks after conception (or roughly 22 weeks after a patient's last menstrual cycle).

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The plaintiffs asked the court to obtain a preliminary injunction, and the court responded by issuing a restraining order for a period of 14 days.

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On September 2, Ohio abortion providers filed a fresh lawsuit against Senate Bill 23, saying that the measure violates the state constitution.

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The court received the complaint. The groups dropped their petition when the state supreme court declined to stop the bill's implementation.

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