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I haven't seen a thread about this but sorry if I missed it.

Ohio just passed a restrictive anti-abortion bill that requires women to attend counseling, prolongs the waiting period after counseling until the woman has an abortion, requires the woman to have an ultrasound and either look at it or listen to a description of it, puts more restrictions on skipping the waiting period for a medical emergency, requires doctors to give women a breakdown of what they are paid for an abortion and restricts them from having privileges at public hospitals if they perform abortions.

I know other states have tried to require ultrasounds (eta or do already? I think Texas does). The provision that worries me the most is narrowing the justification of a medical emergency because as one of the articles said, you can't always predict how someone will do and maybe if they do not look "sick enough" to justify having the abortion right away according to the new law, there might be patients where there's a good chance something WILL happen during the two-day waiting period. Instead of having the abortion and avoiding a major complication the woman could end up very sick or it might even be too late before she gets help. Also, restricting access to public hospitals is not only unfair to doctors, but could limit uninsured/underinsured women's ability to access abortion since public hospitals are more likely to treat them/cannot refuse them, if there is a complication. If we as a country believe women have the right to have an abortion (Roe vs. Wade) than it is unfair to restrict the ability to access that freedom.

The governor has until midnight Sunday night to veto the bill.

Two articles about it: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nati ... e/2466345/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/2 ... f=politics

Breakdown of the bill: http://www.buzzfeed.com/natashavc/ohio- ... on-bi-94kb

Link to the bill: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bill ... 130_HB_200

The Democrats responded by proposing a "pro-life gun bill" :lol: : "On Wednesday, less than 24 hours after a House-Senate conference committee advanced a final version of the two-year budget, State Reps. Mike Foley and Bob Hagan introduced House Bill 222. The sponsors, from Cleveland and Youngstown, respectively, call it a 'pro-life gun bill' and made clear in a news release that it should be viewed as a direct answer to the GOP's anti-abortion efforts. In a GOP-controlled Statehouse, it has absolutely no chance of becoming law.

The Foley-Hagan bill would require gun dealers to brief buyers on the types of injuries the gun might cause if fired. Sellers would have to provide buyers with copies of a mandated Health Department study on the hazards of guns.

'If House Republicans were really interested in defending life and protecting women, they would stop obsessing over abortion and focus instead on ways to cut down on gun violence,' Foley said in the Democratic duo's news release."

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf ... s_ans.html

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Nice to know the dumbass is spread all over, and not just in the South :lol:

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The restrictions aren't even their own bill. The committee kept adding things into the budget, and now the restrictions are added even though some of them were not passed when introduced as earlier legislation.

Governor Kasich won't say what he plans to do, so we'll find out Sunday if he's like Perry and will approve anything for his ideology regardless of what his constituents say. (Given that he appointed the president of Ohio Right-to-Life, a lawyer not a doctor, to the state medical board a veto doesn't seem likely.)

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Nice to know the dumbass is spread all over, and not just in the South :lol:

Agree!! I live in NJ I have a feeling a bill like this wouldn't even get to the 1st step!

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Nice to know the dumbass is spread all over, and not just in the South :lol:

Agree!! I live in NJ I have a feeling a bill like this wouldn't even get to the 1st step!

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Oh, this is SUCH bullshit. There is no evil conspiracy out there to make all the ladies have as many abortions as possible, guys. We promise.

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I look for him to veto it. He has pissed off A LOT of people since he became governor...especially with the SB5 union/teachers/firefighters/police officers bru ha ha a couple of years ago. I don't think he would like to piss off anyone else. This IS Ohio, though, and Ohio sucks royally.

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Here's a slightly more tongue-in-cheek response to this bill: http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/new ... eal/nMzJn/

COLUMBUS – Before getting a prescription for Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs, men would have to see a sex therapist, receive a cardiac stress test and get a notarized affidavit signed by a sexual partner affirming impotency, if state Sen. Nina Turner has her way.

The Cleveland Democrat introduced Senate Bill 307 this week.

A critic of efforts to restrict abortion and contraception for women, Turner says she is concerned about men’s reproductive health. Turner’s bill joins a trend of female lawmakers submitting bills regulating men’s health. Turner said if state policymakers want to legislate women’s health choices through measures such as House Bill 125, known as the “Heartbeat bill,†they should also be able to legislate men’s reproductive health.

The comments to this article are what you would expect, but the very first one is a fundilicious classic of a comeback:

Bitter woman.

Yeah, there's no other reason I might possibly be concerned about a bill that seeks to deny me access to a potentially life-saving procedure in a medical emergency. I'm totes just bitter. :roll:

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The budget has been signed without any vetos to the anti-abortion provisions.

And the chickenshit governor ran out of there minutes after signing it, avoiding answering any questions about his actions. :angry-cussingblack:

I am DISGUSTED that this douchecanoe is responsible for leadership in my state. Love the representatives from my hometown and current residences though (Youngstown/Cleveland).

eta - article

toledoblade.com/Politics/2013/06/30/Kasich-signs-62-billion-two-year-budget.html

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Keep your fingers crossed, spread pixie dust, pray for us Ohioans, and ask the FSM to extend the protection of his noodley appendages over our state. The next election in Ohio for governor is 2014, and there is a big, big, big, big push in Ohio fronted by the Freedom to Marry group to get an amendment on the November 2014 ballot to make gay marriages legal in Ohio. A lot of opinions have changed since 2004, when the ban on gay marriage was first voted on, and so I'm hoping that getting this amendment on the ballot plus people remembering Ohio's SB5 will get the voters to the polls to run Kaisch out of office.

Of course, with the way the SCOTUS ruled on voting ID laws, I'm sure the state's Republicans will be working their little fingers to the bones trying to make it as hard as possible for their opposition to be able to vote in the polls in 2014.

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