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Here's why abortion will remain a hot issue in Ohio in 2017

Wed Jan 11 10:01:42 EST 2017 |
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The battles over abortion regulations in Ohio raged right up to the end of last year, when Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a ban on nearly all procedures once the fetus is 20 weeks from fertilization.  But as the new year gets underway, the battle begins anew.  Kasich last week said he vetoed the controversial Heartbeat Bill legislation -- which would have banned abortion as soon as a fetal heartbeat could be detected -- because it lacked exceptions for cases of rape..


Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) took a major step toward becoming California’s next attorney general on Friday when the state Assembly voted to confirm his appointment. The vot..
Bob Casey, a Catholic U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania who calls himself pro-life, recently indicated he’s opposed to defunding the nation’s biggest abortion business. Posted to Twit..
Back in December, the Ohio House of Representatives passed the controversial Heartbeat Bill, which would ban abortion after roughly six weeks or when doctors could detect a heartbe..
Kentucky, which until recently had the last Democrat-controlled legislative chamber in the south, is taking a giant leap towards Making America Great Again by kneecapping the state..
On Friday afternoon, the House of Representatives approved a Senate-passed budget resolution that is the first step in defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion business. This repe..
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Gov. John Kasich on Thursday dropped a few more hints about the policy changes tucked into his last two-year state budget.  Kasich reiterated his warnings of..
State legislators will flock to Richmond this week to gear up for a short General Assembly session that starts Wednesday. In addition to debating social issues, criminal justice re..
CLEVELAND, Ohio - A national version of the "Heartbeat Bill," legislation that would virtually ban abortion, was introduced Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives...
The movement to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is picking up momentum. Ohio passed its version–SB 127–last month, raising to 15 the number of states that ban abo..
No one yet knows whether allegations that Donald Trump hired --- workers to pee on a bed in Russia as an act of revenge against the Obamas is true. That doesn’t mean, though, that ..
Republicans have hit the ground running in the new Congress with legislation to crack down on federal regulations. The House passed two bill this week to give lawmakers the ability..
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed two abortion-related bills to protect unborn babies and women over the weekend, just days after they were introduced in the legislature. On Saturday..
A pro-life group says a Washington, D.C. radio station pulled its ad exposing Planned Parenthood’s abortion atrocities this week after receiving complaints from abortion activists...
WFPL Radio reports Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said on Tuesday that he believes the law is “clearly unconstitutional,” and cited courts decisions that struck down simila..
A reproductive rights group in Indiana delivered a petition with thousands of signatures to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office Wednesday asking the governor to block a new bill that would ..
The Times stated that only 3% of about 2.5 million Planned Parenthood patient visits in 2014 were for abortion services. Planned Parenthood should conduct a cost-benefit analysis c..
“I am sure that things are going to continue to move around,” said Mallory Quigley, a spokeswoman for Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion group focused on supporting the moveme..
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit on Monday seeking to block one of two bills regarding abortions that were passed in Kentucky. The organization is going a..
Welcome to Overnight Regulation, your daily rundown of news from the federal agencies, Capitol Hill, the courts and beyond. It's Wednesday evening here in Washington where the..
And when they do things like this, it just further cements in the minds of sane individuals that only the lowest life forms promote and support abortion. Reacting to House Speaker ..
On Thursday, Iowa’s Republican Representative Steve King introduced a bill in Congress that would constitute a total abortion ban on a federal level, Rewire reports. “Since Roe v. ..
The bipartisan congressional Internet of Things working group comprising Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)&n..
In your editorial Jan. 11 concerning funding for Planned Parenthood, you make the claim that “Federal money is already prohibited from paying for elective pregnancy terminations” [..
The black infant mortality rate in Cleveland, Ohio, is nothing less than a crisis. Twenty of every 1,000 black babies in my hometown didn't live to see their first birthdays in 201..
Heller and Flake are considered the leading targets for Democrats aiming to win some Senate seats ahead of a difficult 2018 Senate map. In Nevada, the poll shows Heller in a close ..
Yesterday, the U.S. Senate took the first step in paving the way for a vote on defunding the Planned Parenthood abortion corporation. The Senate approved on a virtual party-line vo..
A bill has been reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would require that law enforcement agencies get a warrant before they poke around users’ emails and other com..
A bill has been reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would require law enforcement agencies to get a warrant before they poke around users’ emails and other commu..
A federal appeals court upheld a New Hampshire buffer zone law on Wednesday that prohibits pro-life protesters from coming within 25 feet of an abortion facility. The New Hampshire..
Suggesting Florida's student testing program had grown too "extreme," state senators on Wednesday welcomed several ideas aimed at bringing the system back under control. "Maybe we'..
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a New Hampshire law allowing buffer zones around abortion clinics that supporters say protect women from harassment. The law..
[JURIST] The Republican-controlled Kentucky legislature [official website] passed a series of controversial bills on Saturday, including right-to-work legislation and abortion rest..
The director of Planned Parenthood in Colorado said yesterday her organization will "fight like hell" against plans by Republicans to de-fund Planned Parenthood. "Defunding Planned..
WASHINGTON Republicans on Wednesday passed a bill in the House of Representatives that touched on nearly every step U.S. agencies take in creating and applying new rules, continuin..
An Assembly panel on Tuesday recommended the confirmation of Rep. Xavier Becerra as state attorney general after the nominee pledged to aggressively defend state policies on i..