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Sun Aug 28, 2016, 08:18 PM

Attorney General Mike DeWine appeals ruling supporting Cleveland abortion clinic's fight

COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is trying to keep a lawsuit from a Cleveland abortion provider from ever going to trial.

At issue is a lawsuit by Preterm-Cleveland, a women's health clinic that also provides abortion services, which argues restrictions enacted in a 2013 budget bill are unconstitutional.

DeWine this week asked the Ohio Supreme Court to review a decision from a Cuyahoga County appeals court that allowed the case to proceed. In a 2-1 decision, the 8th Ohio District Court of Appeals ruled that Preterm-Cleveland had standing to sue the state.

Ohio Right to Life, which supports the state abortion restrictions, cheered DeWine's appeal.

Read more: http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2016/08/attorney_general_mike_dewine_a_1.html

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