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Provision to Ohio budget could tighten abortion restrictions

TweetIt only took a day to blow my Wendy Davis high. Attacks on women’s access to abortion are happening in Ohio. In the process of passing a state budget, Ohio Republicans added a provision at the last minute that would require the following: “…a doctor to use external medical means – likely an abdominal ultrasound [...]
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Arkansas introduces a “heartbeat bill” that would jail doctors for performing abortions after 6 weeks

TweetLooks like Arkansas is the latest state to consider a so-called “heartbeat bill.” Arkansas would ban abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected under a bill introduced by a Republican senator Monday, a proposal that would prohibit the medical procedure as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. Sen. Jason Rapert filed legislation that would [...]
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Ohio mom ousted as Boy Scout troop leader for being gay

TweetWell, this is abhorrent: On Tuesday night protesters gathered in front of a Bridgeport church to let their local Boy Scout leaders know how they felt about a controversial decision. The controversy began just last week when a Tiger Scout leader had her membership revoked due to her sexual orientation. Jennifer Tyrrell said she was [...]
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Absurd tactics, blind partisanship propelled Ohio “Heartbeat Bill” through House

Tweet A 9-week-old fetus “testifies” to the Ohio legislature during a hearing on the so-called “heartbeat bill”. “In politics, absurdity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon Bonaparte As you’ve probably heard, yesterday the Ohio House voted 54 to 43 to pass the so-called “heartbeat bill”, which would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detectable. If [...]
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