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Ohio Bill puts Planned Parenthood last in line for funds

May 17, 2012


Middletown Journal, May 17, 2012 by Laura A. Bischoff Ohio lawmakers eyeing plan to re-prioritize federal grant spending. COLUMBUS — An ideological battle about abortion is being waged in the Ohio Statehouse as lawmakers consider a bill that would essentially take away federal family planning grants from Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Ohio. Legislators last month […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Four people drive Ohio efforts on abortion

April 19, 2012


Port Clinton News Herald, April 19, 2012 by Paul E. Kostyu 3 women drafted Ohio heartbeat bill, one doctor pushes for personhood bill Three women dressed in pajamas at a sleepover in November 2010 used a whiteboard to draft an anti-abortion measure that split the pro-life movement, backed Republican lawmakers into a corner — and […]

Ohio House Republicans move to cut funding to Planned Parenthood

April 17, 2012


The Columbus Dispatch, April 17, 2012 by Jim Siegel House Republicans added a provision to the mid-biennium review today that would significantly cut or eliminate federal funding to Planned Parenthood. By implementing a new priority system for federal family planning dollars, similar to what was enacted in Texas, abortion rights opponents say the proposal may […]

In Protest, Democrats Zero In On Men’s Reproductive Health

March 15, 2012


NPR News, March 15, 2012 by Teresa Tomassoni For perhaps the first time in recent history, male reproductive health is at the forefront of political debate. In at least six states, lawmakers — all women and all Democrats — have proposed bills or amendments in the last few weeks that aim to regulate a man’s […]

Transvaginal ultrasound bill in Virginia, ‘personhood’ measures nationwide change battle lines on abortion: A Closer Look

February 19, 2012

0, February 19, 2012 by Cliff Pinckard Last week, the state House and Senate in Virginia passed two anti-abortion bills, one a ‘personhood’ law that “defines personhood at conception and “provides that unborn children at every stage of development enjoy all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens, and residents of the […]

Amendment to Ohio bill would ban physician assistants from inserting IUDs

February 15, 2012

0, February 15, 2012 by Aaron Marshall COLUMBUS, Ohio — A bill aimed at expanding the scope of work that physician assistants can do suddenly is at the center of a heated battle over birth control. A last-minute amendment from State Rep. Lynn Wachtmann, chairman of the House Health and Aging Committee, bans physician assistants […]