From the daily archives: Friday, June 28, 2013

Yesterday’s pro-choice rally at the Ohio Statehouse gave us a preview of what future “security upgrades” at the public building might look like.  It wasn’t pretty and it’s only going to get worse.

The mostly-female crowd of over 100 showed up to protest the anti-choice amendments recently added to the state budget and to deliver 17,000 petitions to Kasich at his Statehouse office.   Kasich’s staff locked the office and refused to accept the petitions, which were then left in a pile outside.

Attendees noticed an increased presence of Ohio Highway Patrol troopers inside and outside of the Statehouse, and troopers […]

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Two nights ago I posted about a last-second anti-woman amendment to the Ohio budget, which awaits Governor Kasich’s signature. Because of the large quantity of commentary, I’d like to clarify with a second post.

The lens for viewing the last-second undebated ultrasound provision in the Ohio budget is that of Personhood, not of Heartbeat legislation. Why? Because it defines “pregnancy” as:

the human female reproductive condition that begins with fertilization, when the woman is carrying the developing human offspring, and that is calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period of the woman.

And it defines “fetus” […]

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On Friday, the Kasich-verse went nuts over the May jobs report that shows Ohio’s unemployment rate didn’t move but Ohio led the nation in job growth in May.  It was so impressive that Ohio’s ranking in job growth over the past twelve months is now 43rd in the nation and not 46th.  Another site, using a very complicated formula, ranks Ohio’s private sector job growth since Kasich took office as 26th in the nation.  That survey notes that Ohio has, under Kasich, “an annual growth rate of 1.69 percent. That lags below the national average of […]

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