Old white Ohio Republican men still think they are more qualified to make reproductive decisions than individuals who actually have a uterus. If Romney/Ryan had won the election, we would be seeing these bills at a national level.
- One bill being pushed through is designed to cut off funding for Planned Parenthood, eliminating affordable access to preventive women's health care in the state. Planned Parenthood health centers provide essential lifesaving cancer screenings, breast exams, birth control, and counseling to nearly 100,000 Ohio women and families — so cutting off access to Planned Parenthood would jeopardize tens of thousands of patients' access to health care.
- The other bills would create new restrictions on safe and legal abortion — including the most extreme abortion ban in the country. One Ohio bill would ban abortion as early as six weeks, before a woman may know she's pregnant — with no exception for cases of incest or rape. The bill is unconstitutional and would waste taxpayer dollars in court fees.
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Ohio State Senator Lena Turner was inspiring on the Ed Show Tonight