Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:06 PM
ladym55 (1,830 posts)
Ohio Legislature is back in action against women
Two house bills are moving forward. The first, HB 298, could be voted out of the Health Committee Wednesday and calls to defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio. The second, HB 125, is the unconstitutional and notorious "heartbeat bill." The Ohio Senate is looking at moving forward with that.
It's a great time to contact your Ohio rep and senator and let them know what you think.
These non-stop attacks on women and reproductive rights are getting old.
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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:19 AM
Marthe48 (1,006 posts)
2. Sent this email to Niehaus and Batchelder
It is a shame that the Ohio State Legislature is incompetent. While a legal solution to school funding languishes, the Republican leadership are wasting their time and our money on yet another assault on women’s health, namely taking up their restrictive abortion bill, again, and defunding Planned Parenthood, again. The one trick ponies are not serving their constituents, nor are they serving God.
The Constitution of the United States calls for a separation of church and state, which the benighted ignore. I was 10 years old when John F. Kennedy ran for president. He had to aver, had to promise, that his faith would not affect his ability to lead. Now, every Republican, and to some extent, Democratic, candidate seems to promise that his or her faith will compromise his or her ability to do a job of legislating or leading. Enough. By imposing your idea of faith on your constituents, you have failed to follow the precepts of the Constitution, and you are diluting the ideals of this nation. Not only that, you are dishonoring our Lord God by pretending that you understand his will to the point that you think you can impose it on your constituents, by enacting laws that make the world perfect as you see it through your narrow vision. If you feel that strongly about your faith, then please go to seminary and find your calling in the religion of your choice.
I would not dream of entering a church and launching into a politic discussion from the pulpit, the choir, or the pew. I wish that the demagogues who pretend they are politicians would stop entering our political offices and using them as pulpits.
We had a good result this election in spite of the Republican-forged gerrymandering. I hope keep the pressure on to rid our legislature of the politicians who insist on proselytizing. We need legislators who will do their work, not their inclination.
I sent a copy to Planned Parenthood, too.