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Ohio Abortion Bill

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  • #993711
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Yikes.

    #993949
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    Oh mysterious ways.

    #1037046

    News
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    #1037548

    gramarye
    Participant

    I only got a little over a minute in, but was that video meant to be here? :-\

    #1037604
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Wrong vid!

    #1051325

    News
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    ‘Heartbeat Bill’ Passes Out Of Ohio House Committee
    Thursday November 20, 2014 12:17 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A bill imposing some of the nation’s most stringent abortion restrictions has cleared an Ohio House committee after suddenly re-surfacing in the lame duck session.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2014/11/20/columbus-ohio-heartbeat-bill-passes-out-of-ohio-house-committee.html

    #1051331
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    Thanks for voting everybody!

    #1051386

    jbcmh81
    Participant

    This wasn’t even able to pass in Alabama. Another embarrassment for Ohio after the 6th Circuit ruling.

    When the hell are reasonable conservatives going to take back their party already, or has that ship long since sailed? These people are just awful.

    #1051395

    El Diablo Einstein
    Participant

    So will they add paid maternity leave to the bill now?

    #1051420

    nohio
    Participant

    Mr. Burress and Citizens for Community Values must be over the moon happy about this-
    he pulls the strings with the Republican party and the Dominionist majority in the Ohio Legislature along with the Gov and his Attorney General are probably grinning ear to ear over their victory as we walk back to the 19th century in this state.

    #1051526

    OneBagTravel
    Participant

    I thought we were more progressive than this.

    #1051549

    DavidF
    Participant

    I thought we were more progressive than this.

    You have to remember that Columbus is an island in a vast sea of scared regressives.

    #1051550

    nohio
    Participant

    Actually Oberlin and Yellow Springs and parts of the Heights (both Cleveland and Shaker) have long been the most progressive parts of the state. Columbus has a few neighborhoods that are progressive and that is about it.
    Most of the progressives have long since moved on from OH as it becomes more and more intolerant.

    #1051551

    joev
    Participant

    Ohio is not by and large conservative. It’s moderate. But those who run for state office tend to be extremely conservative, and the districts are gerrymandered very creatively to ensure a huge Republican majority, even though almost as many people actually voted for Democratic state reps in the last election.

    I hate the us-vs-them mentality of pitting Ohio’s cities against the rest of the state. The real us-vs-them is Ohioans against the ALEC-beholden Republicans in the legislature.

    #1051563

    gramarye
    Participant

    Ohio is less moderate than you think. It is bipolar, though perhaps not quite as much as Wisconsin and Michigan: its conservatives tend to be very conservative and its liberals tend to be very liberal, though there are certainly moderates like Strickland and Voinovich. But we’re also the land of Dennis Kucinich as well as a number of conservatives who are basically reverse-caricatures of him. On the abortion issue specifically, note that the current 20-week threshold has very few true-believer defenders; the battle lines have been drawn there because of Roe and Casey, but in the regular political process, you’ll find a large number of “conception-no-exception” supporters, and a large number of abortion-on-demand supporters, and only a much smaller group in the middle that actually thinks the viability threshold is the “right” one in a vacuum (rather than just a compromise position that each side would prefer to move in one direction or the other).

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