Abortion rights advocates in Ohio say a line item in the state budget passed in June is forcing abortion clinics to shut down.
The new regulation bans publicly-supported hospitals from having contracts known as "transfer agreements" with abortion clinics. But, without a "transfer agreement" the abortion clinics can't do business with the hospital.
Two of Ohio's 13 licensed abortion clinics have closed in recent weeks, and a third may have to shut down soon.
From the the Here & Now Contributors Network, Sarah Jane Tribble of WCPN explains.
This segment aired on August 1, 2013.