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Ohio’s Six Week Abortion Ban Blocked by Federal Judge

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio’s Six Week Abortion Ban Blocked by Federal Judge

Ohio’s six week abortion ban has been blocked by a federal judge. Planned to go into effect on July 11, the state’s most restrictive abortion measure has now been delayed. Senior US District Judge Michael Barrett issued an injunction on Wednesday, temporarily preventing the ban from becoming law.  “Inasmuch as this Court has determined that […]

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The Limits of Choice: Three Women Share their Late Abortion Stories

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Limits of Choice: Three Women Share their Late Abortion Stories

Everyone has an opinion on abortion. Politicians are passing laws about it, organizations are busy funding it or advocating against it, women and people and families are making decisions about it.  With 22 reproductive healthcare restrictions passed to date, including bans on abortions after 20 weeks and now after a fetal heartbeat is detected, Ohio […]

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Physicians Consider Ohio’s Latest Proposed Abortion Law “Pure Science Fiction”

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Physicians Consider Ohio’s Latest Proposed Abortion Law “Pure Science Fiction”

The Ohio legislature is considering its fourth abortion restriction in just six months.  Aimed at blocking private insurance companies from covering abortions, the bill is getting attention from physicians in Ohio and beyond for including misinformation about ectopic pregnancies, a serious, life-threatening condition that is a leading cause of maternal mortality. If passed, House Bill […]

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Ohioans Fight Back Against Global Gag Rule

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohioans Fight Back Against Global Gag Rule

While a federal judge has blocked the domestic “gag rule,” the global gag rule, also known as the Mexico City Policy, lives on, and Ohioans are part of a nationwide grassroots efforts to fight it.  Population Connection Action Fund (PCAF) is the national organization running the campaign to #Fight4HER, meaning, fight for the Global Health, […]

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Opinion: Stop Reading Lies About Abortion, Start Funding It

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Opinion: Stop Reading Lies About Abortion, Start Funding It

Wow, are anti-choicers winning this fight, huh? I have to hand it to them, they’ve developed a multi-pronged attack on reproductive rights that has effectively dismantled all common knowledge, reason and scientific understanding. Then again, I suppose it is an opportune time to bend facts and twist narratives. In the week or so since Mike […]

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Ohio Becomes Fifth State to Pass Six Week Abortion Ban

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Becomes Fifth State to Pass Six Week Abortion Ban

Gov. Mike DeWine has signed SB 23, a ban on abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The law, which makes no exceptions for rape or incest, will take effect in 90 days. “Today and everyday, we will not accept barriers placed on abortion access by politicians or judges. We refuse to be intimidated […]

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Heartbeat Bill Passes House, Awaits DeWine’s Signature

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Heartbeat Bill Passes House, Awaits DeWine’s Signature

Ohio’s latest version of the “Heartbeat Bill” is headed to the desk of Gov. Mike DeWine, who’s previously voiced his support for the measure. With more restrictions added by the Ohio Senate last week, the bill (SB 23) was sent to the Ohio House on Wednesday, where it passed 56-40. SB 23 would ban abortion […]

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