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Ohio Abortion

Laura Bassett

The 9 Worst States For Reproductive Rights In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

While 2011 went down in history as the worst year for women's reproductive rights, 2013 has officially become the second worst, as Republican state la...

'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...

GOP Tries To Slow Anti-Abortion Push In Key States

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

MILWAUKEE — Abortion is still legal but getting one in many states will be difficult if laws passed this year are upheld by the courts. In a mar...

Is Your Uterus a Budget Issue?

Connie Pillich | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Connie Pillich

Some politicians in Ohio have explicitly said their goal is to make our state more like Texas. So there's a great irony that, just as one brave woman in Austin was standing up to protect reproductive health choices for women, men here in Columbus were plotting ways to take them away.

Anti-Abortion Rules Draw Protests

The Columbus Dispatch | Ian Kullgren | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

State lawmakers approved tighter restrictions on abortions yesterday despite expressions of outrage from Democratic lawmakers and protesters. About 1...

Laura Bassett

Ohio Considers Unprecedented New Abortion Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

The Ohio House of Representatives is considering an anti-abortion omnibus bill that would force doctors to tell their patients how much personal incom...

Laura Bassett

Ohio Budget Defunds Planned Parenthood, Rape Crisis Centers

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: The budget bill passed the Senate by a 23-10 party line vote. The Ohio Senate will vote on a budget bill Thursday that would defund Planned...

Laura Bassett

Ohio Committee Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Stringent Abortion Measure Stirs Controversy

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio lawmaker on Wednesday touted the importance of the fetal heartbeat as an indicator of life as he urged a legislative pa...

Laura Bassett

Ohio Abortion Ban Challenges Terms Of Roe v. Wade

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) signed a bill on Wednesday that bans abortions after 20 weeks if the fetus is determined to be viable, making Ohio the lates...

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 ea...