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Ohio governor: Lethal injection impermissible for executions 

The use of lethal injections will no longer be allowed for executions in the state of Ohio, and an alternative... Read more

Bishop-elect David J. Bonnar of the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio. Courtesy photo.

Ex-chaplain to Pittsburgh Steelers named bishop of Youngstown, Ohio

Pope Francis Tuesday named Pittsburgh priest Fr. David J. Bonnar the next bishop of Youngstown, Ohio.  Read more

Sign for the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, DC.

DOJ files brief in support of Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban

The Department of Justice is officially supporting Ohio’s Down syndrome abortion ban before a federal circuit court.  Read more

Pro-life doctor weighs in amid furor over Ohio ectopic pregnancy bill

Controversy continues over a bill in Ohio that would require doctors to attempt to “reimplant” embryos removed during procedures to... Read more

Ohio bill would target proposal on abortion reversal notification

Two Democratic lawmakers in Ohio have introduced legislation that would prohibit the state from requiring doctors to provide patients with... Read more

Facade of Ohio Capital building at night in Columbus, Ohio.

Ohio Senate passes two pro-life laws despite legal challenges

Ohio lawmakers have passed two pieces of new pro-life legislation while court battles challenging earlier pro-life laws continue.   Read more

Ohio Supreme Court.

Ohio Supreme Court will not hear appeal from abortion clinic

For the second time in three months, Ohio’s top court has refused to hear an appeal from the last abortion... Read more

Ohio Down syndrome abortion ban remains blocked after court ruling 

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a block on an Ohio law banning abortions on the grounds of a... Read more

Following state, federal funding cuts, two abortion clinics close in Cincinnati

In response to new federal and state regulations restricting funding of abortion clinics, Planned Parenthood announced Monday that two of... Read more

Cincinnati auxiliary Bishop Joseph Binzer.

Auxiliary bishop did not disclose Cincinnati priest accusations

An auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and member of the USCCB committee on child protection, is facing accusations... Read more

Pope Francis walks in St. Peter's Square Sept. 12, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for victims of shootings in U.S.

Pope Francis Sunday remembered the victims, and the families of the victims, of recent shootings in Texas, California, and Ohio,... Read more

3D ultrasound.

Ohio bill would introduce fetal development into school curriculum

A recently introduced bill in Ohio would add scientific information about the development of the unborn child to the state’s... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2017.

Federal judge temporarily halts Ohio's 'heartbeat abortion' law

An Ohio law banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat was temporarily blocked by a federal judge July... Read more

From Left: Fr. Dan Samide, Fr. Rich Samide, Fr. Anthony Simone, Fr. Patrick Schultz, Fr. Jeff Barnish, Fr. Ryan Mann, Fr. Ryan Cubera. Photo courtesy of St. Mary's Catholic Church Life Teen group.

7 priests ordained in 7 years: What's the 'secret sauce' at this Ohio parish?

Starting in 2013, and every year since for the past seven years, one young man from the parish of St.... Read more

Pro-life doctors: Despite Ohio bill, there is no procedure to save ectopic pregnancies

An Ohio bill seeking to limit insurance coverage of non-lifesaving abortions erroneously states that a procedure exists in which a... Read more

Ohio passes twice-vetoed law to ban abortions after fetal heartbeat

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Thursday signed a law banning abortion if a fetal heartbeat can be detected. Former Governor... Read more

After major immigration raid, Ohio bishop decries 'broken system'

The U.S. immigration system is broken and in need of reform, said the Bishop of Cleveland after more than 100... Read more

Planned Parenthood.

Appeals court blocks Ohio law defunding Planned Parenthood

An Ohio law which blocked federal taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood clinics in the state was struck down by a... Read more

Ohio bishop asks hospital to reconsider rescuing non-compliant abortion clinic

Hospital leaders should rescind their agreement with the last abortion clinic in Toledo that could save it from closing, Bishop... Read more

Ohio revenge porn bill could protect human dignity, priest says

An Ohio priest praised a proposed state law to criminalize the nonconsensual publishing of sexual videos or photos, known as... Read more