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.
Although disappointed, reproductive rights groups are already looking ahead as they try to come to terms with this new landscape.
RH Reality Check Editor-in-Chief Jodi Jacobson hosts We Act Radio’s GOP War on Women series. In this section, she interviews Stephanie Kight, the CEO of Planned Parenthood Ohio, on the five radical anti-choice amendments that were added to the Ohio budget, and which subsequently passed.
Superwoman vs. Kasich: Whose Side Are You On? Editor-in-Chief Jodi Jacobson With Senator Nina Turner on We Act Radio
The governor had little problem using his veto pen on the state budget, but wouldn’t cross of any one of five anti-women, anti-health amendments.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I’ll have Jessica Luther reporting from the ground in Texas, where anti-choicers have pushed for a massive anti-abortion bill in a special session. More reporting on that bill, and another segment on how Ohio is trying to kill off affordable contraception.
Rachel Maddow reports on a new anti-abortion bill pending in Ohio that was snuck into a budget bill such that now it can only be blocked by Governor John Kasich, and a new anti-abortion bill in North Carolina that requires seventh graders be taught factually inaccurate anti-abortion propaganda.
As lawmakers, activists, and medical professionals took to the steps to oppose anti-health amendments thrust into the Ohio budget, the governor refused to leave his office or answer his phone.
The governor has until Sunday to veto anti-choice amendments in the budget; now there are even more to choose from. Meanwhile, activists are planning a rally Thursday to tell Kasich “that Ohio’s Budget should not be the ‘Abortion Budget.’”