Mason, Ohio Passes Ordinance Outlawing Abortion, More Cities Likely to Follow

On Monday, the city of Mason, Ohio (population 34,792) became the second city in Ohio, and the 41st city in the nation, to pass an enforceable ordinance outlawing abortion within their city limits. The city of Mason follows the city of Lebanon (population 20,841) which outlawed abortion in late May. Other cities in Ohio which have considered passing an ordinance outlawing abortion include the cities of South Lebanon (6,384), London (10,279), Celina (10,935), and Troy (26,305). Mason, Ohio The Mason Ordinance Outlawing Abortion required two readings in order to be passed. The first reading of the ordinance resulted in a 4-2 vote with Mayor Kathy Grossmann joining council members Tony Bradburn, Mike Gilb, and T.J. Honerlaw voting in favor of the ordinance and council members Diana Nelson and Josh Styrcula voting against the ordinance. Councilman Ashley Chance was absent for the first reading vote.  The second reading of the ordinance resulted in a 4-3 vote with Mayor Kathy Grossmann joining council members Tony Bradburn, Mike Gilb, and T.J. Honerlaw voting in favor of the ordinance and council…

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