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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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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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Beyond Kavanaugh | The Dwindling Right to Privacy

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Beyond Kavanaugh | The Dwindling Right to Privacy

**Editor’s note: This is the first article in a three-part series analyzing the consequences of a Roe v Wade overturn. The second piece examines how a post-Roe Ohio would look. The third addresses the potential criminalization of miscarriage.** As the U.S. awaits the confirmation of judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, the conversation around […]

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Majority-Conservative SCOTUS | Post-Roe Ohio is Dismal but Doable

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Majority-Conservative SCOTUS | Post-Roe Ohio is Dismal but Doable

**Editor’s note: This is the second article in a three-part series analyzing the consequences of a Roe v Wade overturn.The first piece looks at current and future threats to the right to privacy and autonomy. The third addresses the potential criminalization of miscarriage.** Pro-choice activists are in a state of triage. Since their major offensive move […]

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Spark Reports Coffee & Conversation: Healthcare

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Spark Reports Coffee & Conversation: Healthcare

We spark change through original data and research. As a leader in research focused on women and girls, The Women’s Fund created a series of short research briefings called Spark Reports. These reports tell the stories of the issues impacting women and girls and bring data to life to spark conversation, inform our work, and […]

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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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