November 13, 2012
"State Legislators Double Down on Most Restrictive Abortion Law in Nation," Mike Brickner, American Civil Liberties Union's "Blog of Rights": Brickner writes that Ohio lawmakers announced they might have reached a compromise on a bill (HB 125) that would "ban essentially all abortions in the state," meaning that the legislation could pass by the end of the year. "[W]hy are Ohio politicians now doubling down on the most radical abortion restrictions in the nation?" Brickner asks, adding, "Did they not see the election results or do they just not care about what women have to say?" He notes that "this isn't just about Ohio. Across the country, out-of-touch state legislators remain poised to push anti-abortion proposals" (Brickner, "Blog of Rights," ACLU, 11/10).
What others are saying about the Ohio antiabortion legislation:
~ "War on Women Continues: Ohio Revives Extreme Anti-Abortion Bill," Tara Culp-Ressler, Center for American Progress' "Think Progress."
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