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.'”
On this episode of Reality Cast, Rebecca Levenson from Futures Without Violence will be on to talk about reproductive coercion. House Republicans move to pass a pointless bill banning abortions after 20 weeks, and state-level attacks on reproductive rights intensify.
HB 200, an extreme set of abortion regulations being proposed in the Ohio house, was only filed last week, but committee meetings are already being held for the bill, suggesting that it’s being fast-tracked into becoming law.
Personhood Ohio has had a tough time getting a “personhood” amendment on the Ohio ballot. Now, the group’s leader has offered to sell off some of his most prized possessions to help fundraise for the effort: his assault rifles and ammunition.
In the battle over emergency contraception access, corporate interests win out over public health.
With all the complaining about the phrase “war on women,” you’d think conservatives would stop waging it. Instead, they’re doubling down, and things are guaranteed to get worse before they get better. Time to buckle in for a long, arduous war to protect women’s rights.
Ohio legislators are proposing extreme abortion restrictions, even as amendments tacked onto the state budget are under consideration by the house and the senate.