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“Late-Term Abortion” is Not a Medical Term, and Other Abortion Facts

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega “Late-Term Abortion” is Not a Medical Term, and Other Abortion Facts

As part of reproductive healthcare, abortion is on a spectrum of health services available to women and people. As determined by the Supreme Court in 1973, abortion, as with other decisions for reproductive and general healthcare, is protected under the constitutional right to privacy.  Conversations around abortion, particularly from anti-abortion camps, have attempted to isolate […]

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Ohio Legislature Fails to Override Veto of Heartbeat Bill

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Legislature Fails to Override Veto of Heartbeat Bill

On Thursday, the Ohio legislature tried and failed to override Governor John Kasich’s veto of HB 258, or the “Heartbeat Bill.” Kasich vetoed the bill, a ban on abortions after six weeks, on Saturday, Dec. 22. The Ohio House voted 60-28 to override the veto on Thursday morning. It then went directly to the Senate, […]

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Opinion: In Ohio, Motherhood is Both Mandatory and Punished

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Opinion: In Ohio, Motherhood is Both Mandatory and Punished

Remember in Halloween, when Jamie Lee Curtis uses a shotgun on Michael Myers, stabs him, and lights him on fire, only for him to rise to his feet and resume killing? I don’t know, for some reason that came to mind when I heard that Ohio legislators had, again, passed the Heartbeat Bill. You’ve heard […]

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Comedy Interview: Lizz Winstead

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Interview: Lizz Winstead

Veteran comedian and "The Daily Show" co-creator Lizz Winstead brings the Lady Parts Justice League's comedy production "The Vagical Mystery Tour" to Columbus on Sunday night, featuring rising Ohio comedian Beth Stelling

After making its successful debut last summer, the Vagical Mystery Tour is now locked in for a second wave of dates over an eight-week span, which will include a stop at Columbus’ Ace of Cups on Sunday night. While Columbus is thriving as a destination for top-tier comedy shows, the Vagical Mystery Tour aims to […]

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Eat Tacos, Drink Beer, Fund Abortion

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Eat Tacos, Drink Beer, Fund Abortion

If you were thinking ‘If only there was a way I can drink beer and help my neighbors in need finance their birth control and abortions,’ you’re in luck. Women Have Options – Ohio (WHOO) has begun its fourth annual Tacos, Beers and Abortion event, an online campaign used to raise money, slash stigma and […]

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Opinion: Leave My Uterus Out of Your Failing Party’s Platform

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Opinion: Leave My Uterus Out of Your Failing Party’s Platform

When the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced last week that they’d open funding to anti-choice candidates, uterus-bearers everywhere shook their heads. We had one party — just one that we could at least half count on to not forget about us when some corrupt legislation was introduced to require a rapist’s sign-off on a […]

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Opinion: Endless Abortion Bans Constitute Class Warfare

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Opinion: Endless Abortion Bans Constitute Class Warfare

The Heartbeat Bill is back. It’s a total failure of a bill, introduced and knocked down three times in the last five years, but Ohio anti-choicers are nothing if not persistent in their misguided approach to changing abortion stats. The language is the same as it’s been. Once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, abortion […]

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