From the daily archives: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a 20-week abortion ban into law in Ohio earlier today.  NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio released the following response:


John Kasich Vetoes six-week “Heartbeat Bill” abortion ban and signs 20-week abortion ban

Governor John Kasich has signed a 20-week abortion ban into law. Senate Bill 127 has no exceptions for rape or incest. The bill’s life of the woman exception is too narrow to apply, only allowing a procedure once a woman is on the brink of death or permanent organ damage. At the same time, Kasich vetoed the equally dangerous six-week abortion ban commonly […]

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In the space of two days, we lost two well-known heroes from the Greatest Generation, men who represented the adjoining states of Ohio and West Virginia in the U.S. Congress. One, John Glenn, a Marine fighter pilot and United States Senator from the Buckeye State, died on December 8 at the age of 95. The other, Dr. Ken Hechler, an Army colonel, professor, military historian and nine-term congressman who represented West Virginia, the Mountain State, died on December 10 at the age of 102. Both also served together in Congress for two years, with Hechler leaving the House to […]

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Ohio Republican State Representative Mike Duffey took to Facebook this week to explain his somewhat unexpected vote against Senate Bill 127, legislation that will prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of gestation. The bill contained no exceptions for rape or incest, and in a 54-37 vote, House members refused to consider an exception for cases in which a physician determines a “fetus has a severe fetal anomaly or is unlikely to survive after birth.” Duffey was one of only 3 Republican lawmakers, all of whom represent Columbus suburbs, to vote against the bill, which passed 64-39.

In a post on his […]

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