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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:32 PM

War On Women Continues: Ohio Revives Extreme Anti-Abortion Bill

Source: ThinkProgress


By Tara Culp-Ressler on Nov 9, 2012 at 11:00 am

Last year, anti-choice advocates in Ohio pushed extreme legislation to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected — which often occurs as early as six weeks, before many women may even know they’re pregnant. So-called “heartbeat” bills like HB 125 are so radical that they often divide the anti-abortion community, and this particular legislation has been stalled in the Ohio Senate since June 2011.

But now, thanks to significant pressure from the anti-choice groups who were the biggest proponents of the heartbeat bill last year, HB 125 may be up again for consideration in Ohio’s Senate as early as next week:

Mired in the Ohio Senate since June 2011, HB 125 is getting another look, Senate President Tom Niehaus, R-New Richmond, told The Enquirer Thursday. He said a substitute bill is being prepared.

(Anti-abortion group Faith2Action) took aim at Niehaus and other legislators, including Sen. Shannon Jones, R-Springboro, trying to pressure them into moving the bill. They and other legislators were inundated with telephone calls, emails and post cards from supporters of the bill. TV ads, billboards and even an airplane circling the statehouse dragging a sign targeted legislators....
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Niehaus said he set conditions for reconsidering the bill. He would not say what those conditions are or whether the bill’s proponents had met them. That’s what he’s going to consider next week, he said.


If passed, Ohio’s bill would be the most restrictive abortion ban in the nation — far surpassing a bill in Arizona that currently earns that unfortunate distinction by banning abortions after 20 weeks. HB 125 would criminalize all abortions after the fetal heartbeat is detected without even the narrowest exceptions in cases of rape, incest, or the mental health of the woman.

Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2012/11/09/1170671/ohio-revives-heartbeat-bill/

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Reply War On Women Continues: Ohio Revives Extreme Anti-Abortion Bill (Original post)
DonViejo Nov 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #1
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #2
Walk away Nov 2012 #3
Swede Atlanta Nov 2012 #4
kestrel91316 Nov 2012 #6
Stargazer09 Nov 2012 #8
Doremus Nov 2012 #5
rockbluff botanist Nov 2012 #7
noamnety Nov 2012 #14
DonViejo Nov 2012 #17
tomm2thumbs Nov 2012 #9
Archae Nov 2012 #10
daybranch Nov 2012 #11
cynzke Nov 2012 #12
EmeraldCityGrl Nov 2012 #13
sakabatou Nov 2012 #15
historylovr Nov 2012 #16

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:37 PM

1. They must really hate their mothers, wives, daughters, sisters

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:45 PM

2. Nah...they fear them.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:45 PM

3. If every wife, mother, daughter and sister would go to the polls...

and vote these assholes back to hell this wouldn't be happening. Tuesday taught us many lessons. The most important is that women, voting together, can change the world.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 09:48 PM

4. That bill would run afoul of the current jurisprudence on Roe v. Wade

I know conservatives are trying to pass legislation that will result in a case that is ripe to take to the S.C. with a hope they will overturn Roe v. Wade. But this bill, impermissibly interferes with a woman's right to privacy that includes her right to terminate her pregnancy.

These folks are so worried about non-viable fetuses in the womb tut care less about ensuring people have access to healthcare, food, education, housing or retirement security.

They are so focused on the womb. What's up with that?

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:21 PM

6. They see unwanted pregnancy as appropriate punishment for the sin of

having sex without wanting to procreate.

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Response to Swede Atlanta (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:49 PM

8. They hate women

This is simply their way of sending women back to the home.

It's also punishment for women who want to enjoy sex.

If this was simply due to "protecting the unborn," they would be handing out birth control pills like they were candy and pushing for all women to take charge of their fertility. Instead, they are making it more and more difficult for women to get birth control. It's sickening.

And it's all about controlling women.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:02 PM

5. Hate to say it but if this gets fellow Ohioans to take their heads out of their ass

then bring it, Niehaus.

Repukes have had this state under their thumb for way too long. If they pull a blatantly misogynistic move like this, it may be enough to shake some folks awake for a change.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:44 PM

7. Can a woman just go to another state that has reasonable abortion laws?

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Response to rockbluff botanist (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:30 PM

14. Those with means can travel, yes.

And the rest of them ... not so much.

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Response to rockbluff botanist (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:56 PM

17. Depends on state law and whether the woman has

travelling funds.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:05 PM

9. They. Do. Not. Learn.


But they will.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:24 AM

10. This is simply revenge.

Revenge by the right-wingers against "dem lib'rul broads" for partly costing THEIR guy, (Romney and Ryan) the election.

We're going to see more of this, in the next 4 years.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 05:12 AM

11. Gerrymandering result

This is exactly what happens when your congressional districts have been rigged to elect republicans and extremists grab the primaries. This is why we will soon start collecting signatures to prevent this gerrymandering which allows and encourages pandering to extreme views and big money donors rather than accountability tot he people. Our imperfect attempt to do this (Issue 2) failed but we will improve and move a new bill to get rid of the gerrymandering onto the ballot. We will not quit until citizens of Ohio are fairly represented.
We made mistakes for a number of reasons, letting this issue (Issue 2} fail. While there was lot of PAC money against us, we could have beaten it and won. We will do better. Anyone who wants to help protect the rights of Ohio citizens and prevent gerrymandering determining who has the majority of the members of the House of Representatives contact VotersFirst in Ohio to help.
I guess this is a national issue and must be examined everywhere and then defeated if we really want to do what the framers of our constitution wanted.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:20 PM

12. Timing!

Up to now, the SC has been reluctant to take up Roe vs Wade, willing to wait assuming that Obama would be a one term President. Now that he is re-elected and in the position to replace retiring Justices, any bet this time around the Roberts court will take up Roe vs Wade at the first opportunity before Obama has a chance to lock in a liberal court for decades.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:09 PM

13. They want women to be baby making machines.

They are so desperate to increase the white population there will be no end to
this until repukes are gone. Did women not speak loud and clear this election?

There are so many things I want to say, but they would be so politically incorrect
I'd be banned...these bastards are digging their own grave.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 07:14 PM

15. They sure hate women, don't they?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:32 PM

16. Kick. nt

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