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Lebanon becomes first city in Ohio to ban abortions

Anyone who performs the procedure could be charged with a misdemeanor and face up to a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail.
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A city in Southwest Ohio became the first in the state to ban abortions.

The Lebanon City Council passed the ban on Tuesday evening.

The council voted 6-0 to pass the ordinance. According to WCPO, a seventh member submitted a letter of resignation hours before the vote.

Currently, there are no abortion clinics in Lebanon but the ordinance would outlaw any from coming to the city.

Anyone who performs the procedure could be charged with a misdemeanor and face up to a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail.

WCPO reported a Texas-based advocacy group called Sanctuary Cities for the Unborn helped create the measure.

The group claims they have helped 27 cities in Texas and Nebraska draft similar ordinances that locally ban abortions.

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