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Year In Review: The Fight Over Women’s Issues

The two organizations spent much of the year debating abortion and Planned Parenthood.
December 27, 2012

For another installment of our look back at state government in 2012, Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reviews the debate over the “Hearbeat Bill” and a proposal to defund Planned Parenthood.

Backer Of ‘Heartbeat’ Bill Wants To Force Vote

An anti-abortion advocate wants to force a vote on the 'heartbeat' bill in the Ohio Senate.
28, 2012

The chief advocate of a blocked Ohio bill that would impose the tightest abortion restriction in the nation vowed Wednesday to use a legislative maneuver to try to force a vote before year’s end despite the Senate president’s opposition.

Ohio Senate Puts End To ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill

The Ohio Senate will not consider the so-called "heartbeat abortion" bill.
November 27, 2012

An Ohio bill that would have imposed the most stringent restriction on abortions in the nation has met its end.

Ohio Abortions At All-Time Low

The number of Ohio abortions drops by 12 % last year.
November 27, 2012

Abortions by Ohio women are at an all-time low. The Ohio Department of Health reports that induced abortions dropped 12 percent last year, hitting the lowest number since the state started tracking them 35 years ago.

House Committee Approves Measure To Cut Planned Parenthood Funding

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Ohio House members on the Health and Aging Committee listen to morning testimony on a bill that could cut off family planning funding to Planned Parenthood.
15, 2012

The bill would send Planned Parenthood to the back of the line for public family-planning money.

Ohio Attempt At ‘Personhood’ Amendment Falls Short

4, 2012

An anti-abortion group in Ohio has fallen short in its attempt to change the state constitution to declare that life begins when a human egg is fertilized.

Abortion Foes Hope Billboard Effort Stirs Support

23, 2012

Ohio is among presidential battleground states targeted in a campaign of rolling billboards that will use graphic images of aborted fetuses to encourage voters to support anti-abortion candidates.

Ohio ‘Personhood’ Push Faces Hurdle

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So far, 'Personhood' amendment issue backers fail to collect the signatures they need to put the measure on the November ballot.
21, 2012

An Ohio anti-abortion group is facing a significant shortfall in the number of signatures needed to ask voters this fall to approve a constitutional amendment declaring that life begins when a human egg is fertilized.

Clock Is Ticking For “Heartbeat Bill”

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.
June 14, 2012

The Ohio bill that would ban a woman from having an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected passed the Ohio House almost a year ago, but it hasn’t come up in the Senate. If it’s not passed by the end of the year, supporters have to restart the entire legislative process.

Your Thought On The Criticism Of Planned Parenthood?

Posted: April 25, 2012

The non-profit has been criticized for providing abortions, but supporters say abortions represent just three percent of Planned Parenthood services.