Senator Kris Jordan helped sneak language into the budget at the last minute that would block public hospitals and clinics in Ohio from providing abortions, tying the hands of Ohio’s physicians who work in publicly-funded hospitals and clinics and effectively telling women in Ohio that Ohio’s male politicians know what’s better for them than their own doctors.

According to Kellie Copeland, Jordan and Senate President Niehaus then “turned off their phones so none of our supporters could call and complain.”

Yesterday Jordan introduced another piece of legislation – SB201 – that effectively de-funds Planned Parenthood and other important providers of family planning services for Ohio’s women by re-prioritizing the distribution of federal family planning funds to go to the publicly funded hospitals and clinics – the same hospitals and clinics which he helped ban from providing abortions.

The department shall award funds with foremost priority given to eligible public entities that provide family planning services, including community health clinics and similar health facilities operated by state, county, or local government entities.

Brian wrote a great post yesterday calling out Jordan for his hypocrisy on this issue, but it seems worth mentioning again.

Jordan introduced this bill two days after we broke the news of the domestic dispute in which he was reportedly intoxicated, armed with a handgun, and ‘pushing around’ his wife.

Jordan introduced this bill on the same day he told he reporters he was on vacation with his wife – a claim we originally found unlikely and which seems even more so now that we know he was able to find time to introduce anti-abortion legislation.

Jordan introduced this bill on the same day he issued a statement to the press claiming that some “very personal issues have become public. We are all human. We make mistakes. Please allow us the space, time and privacy to work through this together. We ask for your prayers.”

Some time and space to make the best decision for themselves. A little privacy. And some prayers.

It seems to be that these are EXACTLY the same things Ohio’s women deserve.

It absolutely amazes me that Jordan would introduce a bill to further strip Ohio’s women of these rights on the same day he releases a statement to the press pleading for these same rights for himself.

 
  • Maybe Kris Jordan thinks Ohio’s women can be pushed around at will…just like his own woman.

    Privacy.  Please.  I’ll go ahead and start this:  Leave Kris Jordan ALONE!  Leave him ALONE!

  • Maybe Kris Jordan thinks Ohio’s women can be pushed around at will…just like his own woman.

    Privacy.  Please.  I’ll go ahead and start this:  Leave Kris Jordan ALONE!  Leave him ALONE!

  • #KrisJordanisatool

  • Annekarina

    When he resigns and we know the public is safe from him.  His wife is another matter.  She has to take responsibility for herself.  If she can do that she will have a lot of women standing with her (and men too I hope).  If she can’t well, I know what happened to my sister when she couldn’t take a stand and would not ask for help.

  • Ingthing

    I agree with a friend of mine, who pointed out that institutions of social power, like mainstream media and police, need to stop calling spousal abuse “domestic disputes” and if Kris Jordan had done this to a stranger, he’d be in jail right now, but it’s okay if it’s “domestic”.  It’s abuse plain and simple.

  • Ingthing

    I agree with a friend of mine, who pointed out that institutions of social power, like mainstream media and police, need to stop calling spousal abuse “domestic disputes” and if Kris Jordan had done this to a stranger, he’d be in jail right now, but it’s okay if it’s “domestic”.  It’s abuse plain and simple.

  • Anonymous

    The term “domestic” is used because the domestic violence criminal statute applies to all family members, not just spousal.

  • Anonymous

    The term “domestic” is used because the domestic violence criminal statute applies to all family members, not just spousal.

  • Fotogirlcb2002

    I am so tired of these folks sticking their noses in where they should stay out.
    Wheres the ” You are to ugly and stupid to reproduce male vasectomy bill?”
    Time for a mass e-mail. I can think of 2 right off — one is in the House the other in the Senate.
    So when these un-wanted children are born are these people gonna raise them —- I doubt it — will complain how much money it costs the taxpaer to care for them.  You just wait and see.

  • mvirenicus

    oh, ERIC! 
    ERIC!  
    ERIC!
    someone thinks jordan’s wife should take resp0onsibility for HERSELF!
    isn’t this the exact same thing i wrote and you deleted my comment? 
    hmmm….?
    democrapic asshole

  • no. not the same. you said “i have no sympathy.  i believe in personal responsibility. it’s her fault for dating or marrying a republican.”

    last warning on the name calling ok? able to put up with your fatalistic human bashing but call me or anyone else here an asshole again and we’ll hit the ban button. not cool with it.

  • mvirenicus

    oh, who give a flying fuck, asshole?  this place ceased to be interesting when you sold out to dem hq.

  • ok. bye.

  • ps: love that you didn’t take me seriously. think I’ll continue to judge whether the site is interesting through more reliable metrics. lol

  • mvirenicus

    love that you think i take you seriously or care about your vapid blog.  bye, fatso!

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