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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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Planned Parenthood Leaders Weigh in on the State of the Reproductive Rights Movement

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Planned Parenthood Leaders Weigh in on the State of the Reproductive Rights Movement

Iris Harvey and Leana Wen are navigating some tricky political waters. On the state level, Harvey leads as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio against anti-abortion attacks from the state’s succession of conservative legislators and governors. And on the national level, Wen, President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, oversees a […]

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How to Participate in International Women’s Day in Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega How to Participate in International Women’s Day in Columbus

International Women’s Day is here, an annual reminder of women’s continual struggle and a celebration of their successes in spite of it. It’s a tradition carried forward since 1908. But, even if it can be counted on to show up every year on March 8, IWD’s theme is malleable, often conforming to the current events […]

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Two Women Share Their Stories Volunteering as Abortion Clinic Escorts

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Two Women Share Their Stories Volunteering as Abortion Clinic Escorts

No other medical procedure requires it, but for patients of Ohio’s abortion clinics, an escort system is often the only way to get women through the door to safely obtain their legal abortion. The volunteers on the frontline, sometimes acting as physical barriers between anti-choice protestors and clinic patients, are passionate and unapologetic. While Columbus […]

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Ohio Heartbeat Bill Passes Senate, Awaits Action from Gov Kasich

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Ohio Heartbeat Bill Passes Senate, Awaits Action from Gov Kasich

A ban on abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected awaits Governor John Kasich’s signature before becoming law early next year. After the Senate added the measure to House Bill 493 — meant to expedite the process by which doctors report child abuse and neglect — the bill went back to the House and was […]

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Court Blocks Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Court Blocks Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio

A federal district court judge blocked an Ohio law Friday, which would have stripped state funds from Planned Parenthood and similar organizations that perform or promote non therapeutic abortions. Judge Michael R. Barrett of U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio ruled that the action against Planned Parenthood would result in irreparable injury […]

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Kasich’s Record with Women Tarnishes Moderate Reputation

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Kasich’s Record with Women Tarnishes Moderate Reputation

Presidential candidate and Ohio Governor, John Kasich hasn’t lost much support, but he’s still trailing behind Donald Trump since controversy stirred this week surrounding Kasich’s comments about women leaving the kitchen to support him. Quinnipiac University Poll surveyed Ohio voters yesterday to see, if the primaries were today, how Republican and Democrat primary voters would […]

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