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Kasich Challenger Says Ohioans Can Protest Budget

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed Fitzgerald says state limits on abortions and funding cuts to Planned Parenthood may be subject to legal challenges.
1:29PM
July
11, 2013

Opponents of abortion-related limits inserted into Ohio’s state budget are exploring legal challenges and the possibility of forcing lawmakers to vote again on the provisions, the Democratic challenger to Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Thursday.

Ohio Judge Extends Limit On Megachurch Protests

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A Columbus judge bars Members of Minutemen United from protesting at the Vineyard Columbus church because of what the group calls its "passive resistance" to abortion and gay marriage.
12:25PM
July 9, 2013

A Columbus judge has left a temporary restraining order in place barring protests by a conservative Christian group in front of one of Ohio’s largest churches.

Columbus Mega-Church Seeks Injunction For Protesters

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Members of Minutemen United have directed months of protests at the Vineyard Columbus church because of what the group calls its "passive resistance" to abortion and gay marriage.
7:51AM
July 8, 2013

A Columbus mega-church is going to court to try to stop a national conservative Christian group from protesting near the church’s parking lot.

Pro-Choice Advocates Say They’re Undeterred By Budget

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Pro-choice activists with NARAL Ohio have clashed with members of Ohio Right to Life over several budget provisions meant to reduce abortions.
8:43AM
July 2, 2013

Ohio’s budget was a big victory for Ohio Right to Life, as five bills it supported were attached to the state’s new two year fiscal plan. But NARAL Pro Choice Ohio says the fight isn’t over.

Kasich Signs $62 Billion, 2-Year Ohio Budget

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Gov. John Kasich signed the two-year, $62.5 billion budget Sunday evening.
8:40PM
June 30, 2013

Gov. John Kasich has vetoed a piece of Ohio’s two-year budget that would bar the state’s Medicaid program from covering the additional low-income residents allowed under the Affordable Care Act.

Abortion Proposal Draws Ire Of Ohio Doctors

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The latest abortion bill has the support of many Statehouse Republicans. It's one of four current proposals aimed at curbing abortions.
9:56AM
June
20, 2013

Doctors testifying before state lawmakers Wednesday said the proposed restrictions on abortion would endanger women, drive up malpractice insurance, and push some doctors to leave the state.

Abortion In The State Budget

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The Ohio House version has already passed a budget for the two-year period beginning July 1. It would need to be reconciled with the Senate version before moving on to the governor for his signature.
8:40AM
June 6, 2013

Buried in the Senate version of the budget are many things that seemingly have nothing to do with state spending, many of them related to abortion.

Dewine Wants Private Employer Exemption For Contraceptive Coverage

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Ohio's Attorney General Mike DeWine
6:58PM
March 30, 2013

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has joined an effort to implore the Obama administration to exempt private employers from having to provide contraceptive coverage if they have religious objections.

Report From Pro-Choice Group Criticizes ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’

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NARAL Ohio is touting a new study they say shows "crisis pregnancy centers" give women misleading information and use scare tactics to prevent them from seeking abortions.
8:28AM
March 6, 2013

There are more than 140 centers throughout Ohio that offer services to help women who are dealing with unintended pregnancies. Advocates for abortion rights say these centers offer sound suspect medical services, and say they have a study that proves it.

The Future Of Abortion In Ohio

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Pro-choice activists with NARAL Ohio have clashed with members of Ohio Right to Life over the "Heartbeat Bill," which would install some of the nation's strictest limitations on abortion. The measure has so far failed to clear the legislature.
7:50AM
January 23, 2013

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Roe –vs- Wade ruling by the U. S. Supreme Court. And ever since that decision that allows legal abortion in the first trimester, groups opposing abortion have been slowly chipping away at it. What does the future hold for Ohio’s abortion laws?