ACLU, Planned Parenthood file lawsuit challenging Ohio anti-abortion law

(Reuters) – The American Civil Liberties Union, the Ohio branch of the ACLU and Planned Parenthood said on Wednesday they have filed a lawsuit challenging an Ohio law that they say could ban abortion as early as six weeks into a woman’s pregnancy.

The law, which was passed by the Republican-controlled state legislature in April, bans abortions if doctors can detect a heartbeat, which can occur as early as six weeks into pregnancy.

Reporting by Makini Brice in Washington; Editing by Doina Chiaacu

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