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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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10th Annual Women Have Options Abortion Access Bowl-A-Thon

  10th Annual Women Have Options Abortion Access Bowl-A-Thon

Take direct action for reproductive freedom by making a HUGE difference in the lives of those needing abortion access and have a TON of fun! Join us for the 10th annual Women Have Options – Ohio Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon! Together we’re going to raise $60K for abortion access in Ohio! How do I get involved? […]

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Video: Women Have Options Seeks More Funding as Ohio Considers Abortion Ban

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Video: Women Have Options Seeks More Funding as Ohio Considers Abortion Ban

Abortion rights are under attack here in Ohio, with the state legislature considering the third iteration of the “Heartbeat Bill” in as many years.  While former governor John Kasich vetoed the bill twice, the political landscape in Ohio changed with the election in 2018. Governor Mike DeWine, a staunch conservative when it comes to reproductive […]

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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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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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