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Ohio Heartbeat Bill

Ohio State Rep. Opens Up About Her Rape And Abortion During Debate Over 'Heartbeat Bill'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 03.26.2015 | Politics

An Ohio lawmaker opened up about how she had an abortion after becoming pregnant from rape on the state House floor Wednesday during a debate over a "...

Laura Bassett

Ohio Advances Nation's Most Extreme Abortion Bill | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

Republican lawmakers in Ohio on Thursday advanced a bill that would ban abortion as soon as the fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks...

'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill Makes A Comeback

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

Anti-abortion legislators in Ohio plan to reintroduce a controversial bill this week that would ban abortions as soon as the fetal heartbeat can be de...

Laura Bassett

Ohio Committee Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

The 2012 elections may be over, but legislative attacks on Planned Parenthood are still underway. The Health Committee of the Ohio House of Represe...

Laura Bassett

Ohio 'Heartbeat Bill' Is Revived In State Legislature | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Just two days after a majority of Ohio voters indicated at the polls that they support abortion rights, the GOP-controlled Ohio state legislature anno...

Heartbeat: My Involuntary Miscarriage And 'Voluntary Abortion' In Ohio

Tamara Mann | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Tamara Mann

On June 19, the state of Ohio declared that I had a voluntary abortion. My rabbi and my doctors disagreed. I simply wanted to be pregnant.

Whose Body Is It Anyway?

Deborah King | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Deborah King

Freedom is hard. It's always required a revolution, and many battles. Let's not fall asleep and sink into a past way of thinking, of living. Let's dig deep within, root out old beliefs that no longer serve, and do what we must to be in charge of our own bodies, our own lives.

Laura Bassett

Measure For Measure: Viagra Bills Sweep The States | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

As a member of a heavily male- and GOP-dominated state Senate since 2008, Ohio legislator Nina Turner says she has cringed watching her colleagues pas...

Laura Bassett

Anti-Abortion Group Sends Children With Teddybears To Lobby Lawmakers | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

To win votes for one of the most stringent abortion restrictions in the nation, an Ohio anti-abortion group has employed an unexpected team of lobbyis...

Fetal Attraction: A Conservative Constitutional Conundrum

Laura Swisher | Posted 10.10.2011 | Black Voices
Laura Swisher

Maybe it's time to speak to conservatives in a language they understand: free marketism. To that end, I recently had my womb incorporated, which means it shouldn't be subject to any tedious governmental regulations.

Laura Bassett

Ohio 'Heartbeat Bill' Divides Pro-Life Community | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

A controversial new bill in Ohio that would ban abortions after the fetal heartbeat can be detected is driving a wedge into the state's pro-life commu...

Controversial Anti-Abortion Bill Advances In Ohio

Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS (Reuters) - The Ohio House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detectable, which can be as early ...

Fetus Set To Testify In Favor Of Anti-Abortion Bill

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Christian pro-life group in Ohio is touting their plan to coordinate testimony of a nine-week old fetus -- the "youngest to ever testify" -- in favo...