Republican-Appointed Judge Blocks Ohio’s Six-Week Abortion Ban

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Democratic Party released the following statement from Chairman David Pepper in response to a federal judge blocking the state’s six-week abortion ban:

“Year after year Ohio Republicans have continued to push plainly unconstitutional legislation, and now a federal judge — a Republican appointee — has blocked their latest attempt to ban abortion and punish doctors in the state. The Ohio GOP is wasting taxpayer resources, and they are putting Ohioans’ lives in danger with their attacks on reproductive health care.”