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.
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.