Ohio strikes a blow against abortion clinics

On Tuesday, the Ohio Supreme Court lambasted two abortion clinics in Ohio with rulings that prompted praise from pro-life advocates. The court ruled in favor of the Ohio Department of Health’s 2014 decision to shut down an abortion clinic, Capital Care of Toledo, because of health violations and risks to patients there. Justices also ruled that Preterm of Cleveland can’t sue over abortion-related restrictions which were in the state’s budget bill back in 2013.

Pro-life Advocates Win Court Victory in Free Speech Case

On January 29, 2018, a federal judge told participants in a lawsuit forcing pro-life sidewalk counselors to defend themselves against harassment charges, that leafletting is a “form of really protected speech,” and that sidewalks are recognized as the “quintessential public forum.” The words from the bench underscored the arguments of Thomas More Society Special Counsel Martin Cannon. Cannon is defending a group of pro-life advocates who are being charged by New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman in a federal lawsuit that accuses them of threats and violence against abortion clinic patients.