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Ohio Abortion Bill

'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...

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.

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...

State Senate Squashes Controversial Abortion Bill

AP | ANN SANNER and JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The leader of the Ohio Senate put a stop Tuesday to a bill that would have imposed the most stringent restriction on abortions ...

Laura Bassett

State Senator Wears Provocative Anti-GOP T-Shirt

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

To protest Ohio Republicans' renewed efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) wore a provocative t-shirt at a p...

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...

Laura Bassett

Anti-Abortion Group Sends Children With Teddybears To Lobby Lawmakers

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

Anti-Abortion Measures Flooding State Legislatures

The Los Angeles Times | Robin Abcarian | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics

Energized by Republican gains in the last election and still stinging from the passage of President Obama's healthcare overhaul, conservative lawmaker...

Anti-Abortion Heartbeat Bill Advances In Ohio

AP | JULIE CARR SMYTH | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A state House committee on Wednesday narrowly approved a bill that would impose the strictest abortion limit in the nation, out...