COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —
A federal judge has blocked part of an Ohio law that bans the abortion method of dilation and evacuation in most cases.
Senior U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett in Cincinnati ordered the state Thursday not to bring criminal charges against doctors who perform the procedure until the case can be litigated. Other parts of the law were allowed to proceed.
The ruling comes a week after a separate heartbeat abortion ban was signed into Ohio law.