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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?

Year In Review: The Fight Over Women’s Issues

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The two organizations spent much of the year debating abortion and Planned Parenthood.
8:44AM
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

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An anti-abortion advocate wants to force a vote on the 'heartbeat' bill in the Ohio Senate.
1:36PM
November
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

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The Ohio Senate will not consider the so-called "heartbeat abortion" bill.
3:22PM
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

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The number of Ohio abortions drops by 12 % last year.
10:23AM
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.