The lawsuit alleges three provisions attached as part of the state’s 2014 budget violate the “single-subject” rule of the Ohio Constitution.
On Tuesday, the Sixth Circuit rejected claims that the birth control benefit violated religious exercise rights of for-profit businesses.
Anti-choice protesters in Ohio have targeted Vineyard Columbus, one of the largest churches in the state, arguing the church has not done enough in the fight against abortion.
Sponsored by state Reps. Christina Hagan (R-Alliance) and Lynn Wachtmann (R-Napoleon), HB 248 would make most abortions illegal if performed once a fetal or embryonic heartbeat can be detected.
An analysis of documents requested by two congressional committees from state departments of health and attorneys general show that states overwhelmingly share a muscular approach to regulating abortion, and there is virtually no evidence that patients are being harmed.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to journalist Katie McDonough about why claims that fetuses feel pain don’t hold up. I also discuss how conservative attacks on health-care reform are ramping up as the exchanges are due to open soon, and Ohio is starting to shut down abortion clinics for not adhering to impossible to follow laws.
This week, Mark Gietzen, chairman of the Kansas Coalition for Life, told the Huffington Post that he thinks South Wind Director Julie Burkhart is “trying to provoke an incident so she can say, ‘Look, these pro-lifers did something.’”
“We are ready to start the fire again,” said state Rep. Christina Hagan at the press conference, which was filled with reporters as well as members of the Duggar family, reality television stars who have become some of the new faces of the evangelical anti-choice movement.
Ohio’s new heartbeat bill, which could make abortion illegal as early as six weeks from the pregnant person’s last menstrual period, will be introduced at a Thursday afternoon press conference.
Complaints against college administrators and private companies show the law is failing to hold our institutions accountable for illegal sex discrimination.