Ohio Abortion Bill
March 25, 2014 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #993711
Yikes.March 25, 2014 8:58 pm at 8:58 pm #993949
Oh mysterious ways.August 26, 2014 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm #1037046August 28, 2014 2:51 pm at 2:51 pm #1037548
I only got a little over a minute in, but was that video meant to be here? :-\August 28, 2014 5:36 pm at 5:36 pm #1037604
Wrong vid!November 20, 2014 1:10 pm at 1:10 pm #1051325
‘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.
November 20, 2014 1:31 pm at 1:31 pm #1051331
Thanks for voting everybody!November 20, 2014 3:21 pm at 3:21 pm #1051386
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.November 20, 2014 3:34 pm at 3:34 pm #1051395
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So will they add paid maternity leave to the bill now?November 20, 2014 4:39 pm at 4:39 pm #1051420
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.November 21, 2014 9:26 am at 9:26 am #1051526
I thought we were more progressive than this.November 21, 2014 10:14 am at 10:14 am #1051549
I thought we were more progressive than this.
You have to remember that Columbus is an island in a vast sea of scared regressives.November 21, 2014 10:35 am at 10:35 am #1051550
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.November 21, 2014 10:55 am at 10:55 am #1051551
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.November 21, 2014 11:46 am at 11:46 am #1051563
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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