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Law’s Jessie Hill discussed how local police departments can fight back against abortion bans

Lakewood unanimously passes resolution to not prioritize police funds for abortion-related offenses

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WEWS: Jessie Hill, the Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law, weighed in on the city of Lakewood’s power to enact a resolution stating that investigations related to reproductive rights are the police department’s lowest priority. “Cities and counties and local governments can’t pass laws that conflict with Ohio state laws so they couldn’t do something like make abortion totally legal in the city limits, but they can decide how they’re going to use their own resources,” Hill said.