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.
The anti-choice group wants the Supreme Court to strike an Ohio law that prevents lying in political ads, claiming it’s a violation of the group’s political speech rights.
Roughly two months after one of the city’s two abortion clinics closed, the second clinic has been informed that its license will be suspended. In both cases, the clinics were unable to secure a hospital transfer agreement at a facility that meets new state criteria.
A month since the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down, the limits of the decision are already being tested in federal courts across the country.
In an economy rife with low-wage jobs and long-term unemployment for women, the need for reproductive freedom is even more critical. Yet, Ohio’s budget achieves exactly the opposite, as if to mock the state’s women.
Anti-choice campaigners have attempted to tar all abortion providers with the crimes of Dr. Kermit Gosnell. But a close reading of a state inspection report on a Cuyahoga Falls clinic shows that the problems identified there—while serious—were of a different order of magnitude to anything found at Gosnell’s clinic.
Satire: “Governor John Kasich” helps the women of Ohio understand the exciting new abortion amendments that he just signed into law as part of the state’s budget.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll be covering all the other states besides Texas that are dialing up the restrictions on abortion. Well, and Texas, just not as much. A policy analyst from Guttmacher will be on to help!
State Rep. Connie Pillich talks with Rachel Maddow about Ohio Republicans, with the help of Gov. Kasich, sneaking the most restrictive new abortion measures in the country into the state budget bill to avoid Texas-style public backlash over amendments they knew wouldn’t survive public scrutiny.