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Ohio Attempt at ‘Personhood’ Amendment Falls Short

July 3, 2012


ABC News, July 3, 2012 by Ann Sanner An anti-abortion group fell short Tuesday in its attempt to gather enough signatures to ask voters this fall to change the state constitution to declare that life begins when a human egg is fertilized. Backers of the proposed constitutional amendment in Ohio, a key state in the […]

Ohio ‘personhood’ push faces hurdle

June 21, 2012


AP News, June 21, 2012 by Ann Sanner COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An anti-abortion group in Ohio is facing a significant shortfall in the number of signatures needed to ask voters in the presidential battleground this fall whether the state constitution should declare that life begins when a human egg is fertilized, throwing up another […]

What really lies behind the “war on women”

May 25, 2012


Op Ed News, May 25, 2012 by Naomi Wolf Are women suddenly running rampant in the streets by the millions, threatening society in unexpected ways? You would surely think so by looking at the pattern that is visible across the nation: state by state, a well-funded legislative war on women is being unleashed. Many of […]

Planned Parenthood In Pennsylvania May Be Defunded

May 22, 2012


Huffington Post, May 22, 2012 by Laura Bassett Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will introduce legislation on Wednesday that would defund Planned Parenthood, adding his state to a list of four others that have pending bills to strip public funds from the family planning provider. Metcalfe’s bill, the Whole Woman’s Health Funding Priority Act, […]

Planned Parenthood pushes back against Ohio bill

May 16, 2012

0, May 16, 2012 by AP COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Advocates for Planned Parenthood centers in Ohio have packed a legislative hearing to show opposition to a measure that would send them to the back of the line to receive family planning money. Opponents say it will largely cut or altogether eliminate funding for Planned […]

Ohio “ground zero” in abortion war

May 14, 2012


Greeley Gazette, May 14, 2012 by Matt Lacy The founder of the pro-life movement says for the first time in many years, he has hope that he could see the end of abortion before he dies, because of a bill in Ohio that would outlaw abortion, however supposed pro-life Republicans are preventing its passage. While […]

Ohio Anti-Abortion Lawmaker Accuses Radical ‘Heartbeat’ Bill Advocates Of Fudging The Facts

May 7, 2012


Think Progress, May 7, 2012 by Igor Volksy The Republican Senate president in Ohio is lashing out against radical pro-life activists who are pressuring conservatives in the state to advance the so-called heartbeat bill, which would outlaw abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The measure has already passed the House and […]

Planned Parenthood fight continues at state level

May 7, 2012


Washington Post, May 7, 2012 by Rachel Weiner While the national fight over Planned Parenthood has died down for now, Republican governors and legislators in numerous states have fought to defund the group. The use of federal funds for abortion services is already barred under the Hyde Amendment, but many states have cut off or […]

OH: Fights over Heartbeat Bill getting to be ugly

May 6, 2012

0, May 5, 2012 by Marc Kovac COLUMBUS – One of the ugliest fights this campaign season could be between two groups within the conservative camp, battling over a bill that would ban abortions within weeks of conception. Last week, GOP Senate President Tom Niehaus formally drew his line in the sand, making it clear […]

Ohio Senate has no intention of passing ‘Heartbeat Bill’

May 3, 2012


Columbus Dispatch, May 3, 2012 by Catherine Candisky President Tom Niehaus says he won’t pass legislation to essentially outlaw abortion in Ohio. House Bill 125, the so-called heartbeat bill, triggered an unprecedented split in Ohio’s anti-abortion community, which disagreed about whether it was a good legal strategy to enact legislation almost certain to be declared […]

Are Anti-Choice Groups Finally Pushing Lawmakers Too Hard?

April 30, 2012


RH Reality Check, April 30, 2012 by Robin Marty In Ohio, anti-choice groups schism over the controversial “heartbeat ban,” with one set of anti-choice activists declaring that the other side was going too far and could potentially damage the movement with their zealotry. Now, the same sort of push back appears to be happening in […]

Abortion restrictions gain steam in the states

April 25, 2012


USA Today, April 25, 2012 by Chuck Raasch New restrictions on abortion are sweeping through legislatures from Virginia to Arizona, and voters in some states could see proposed constitutional amendments on November ballots that would define life as beginning at conception. The 2012 anti-abortion push is not as heavy as last year, when legislators in […]

Planned Parenthood In Ohio, Wisconsin Loses Battles

April 20, 2012


Huffington Post, April 20, 2012 by Laura Bassett WASHINGTON– The GOP may insist that there is no war on women, but the campaign against Planned Parenthood, which provides health care to one in five American women each year, is gaining ground in the Midwest. Republican state representatives in Ohio slipped an amendment into the state’s […]

Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill Drawing National Attention

April 19, 2012


City Beat, April 19, 2012 by Hannah McCartney One of nation’s harshest anti-abortion bills still stalled in Ohio Senate “WE ARE ABOUT TO END ALMOST EVERY ABORTION IN OHIO!” proclaims the heading at, the brainchild of the bill’s most staunch supporters. That’s a terrifyingly bold statement, and it’s one that’s not entirely true. What […]