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Ohio Attempt at ‘Personhood’ Amendment Falls Short

July 3, 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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

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NECN.com, 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

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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 […]