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01-07-2013, 02:37 PM
Ohio really screwed women on this anti abortion laws
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Quote:Ohio Abortion Restrictions: Gov. John Kasich Signs New State Budget Containing Anti-Abortion Measures

With the passage of Ohio's new state budget, women in that state have lost access to low-cost family planning services, access to public hospitals during a health emergency and their right to privacy.

On Sunday night, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 59, the new $62 billion state budget that includes a $2.7 billion tax cut and increases the sales tax rate from 5.5 percent to 5.75 percent, WLWT.com reported.

The budget also included several controversial anti-abortion measures, including one that will force any woman seeking an abortion to undergo a trans-abdominal ultrasound.

Another measure of the budget puts Planned Parenthood last on the list of family-planning dollars, which essentially cuts off $1.4 million in federal funding, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Per WLWT.com, "Opponents of the new abortion restriction said that three clinics in Ohio would likely close now that the measure is implemented."

Rape crisis clinics are also in jeopardy, thanks to passage of the new budget. If these clinics are caught counseling sexual assault victims about abortion, they could lose their public funding, Reuters reported.

The bill does provide funding for "crisis pregnancy centers," which are often run by religious organizations and do not provide accurate health information to patients. These centers do not offer abortion referral services.

Any abortion providers that manage to remain open under these restrictions are compelled to tell women "of the probable anatomical and physiological characteristics" of a fetus during various stages of its development. They must give women seeking abortions information on adoptions and alternative family planning options.

And if a woman is able to obtain an abortion in Ohio and develops some sort of medical issue during the procedure, clinics will no longer be allowed to transfer these patients to public hospitals for additional care. In the midst of a crisis, these patients must find a private hospital to help them.

Despite protests at the Ohio Statehouse last week, the new anti-abortion measures were approved when the governor failed to veto them. Kasich did manage to veto 22 other line-item measures.

"These provisions in the Ohio state budget are part of an orchestrated effort to roll back women's rights and access to health care in Ohio. The budget is only the latest in a series of restrictive laws signed by John Kasich that have hurt the women in our state who need more access to health care, not less," Stephanie Kight, president of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, said in a statement.

Ohio Right to Life applauded the new anti-abortion measures, which are some of the most restrictive in the country.

"It took great compassion and courage for our governor and pro-life legislature to stand up to the abortion industry that blatantly pressured them," Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life, said in a statement.

According to The Plain Dealer, Kasich quickly left his Statehouse office after signing the budget, not allowing reporters to ask questions. The new budget goes into effect on Monday.

WTF?!!


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01-07-2013, 02:41 PM
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(01-07-2013 02:37 PM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  from Huff Post

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Quote:Ohio Abortion Restrictions: Gov. John Kasich Signs New State Budget Containing Anti-Abortion Measures

With the passage of Ohio's new state budget, women in that state have lost access to low-cost family planning services, access to public hospitals during a health emergency and their right to privacy.

On Sunday night, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 59, the new $62 billion state budget that includes a $2.7 billion tax cut and increases the sales tax rate from 5.5 percent to 5.75 percent, WLWT.com reported.

The budget also included several controversial anti-abortion measures, including one that will force any woman seeking an abortion to undergo a trans-abdominal ultrasound.

Another measure of the budget puts Planned Parenthood last on the list of family-planning dollars, which essentially cuts off $1.4 million in federal funding, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Per WLWT.com, "Opponents of the new abortion restriction said that three clinics in Ohio would likely close now that the measure is implemented."

Rape crisis clinics are also in jeopardy, thanks to passage of the new budget. If these clinics are caught counseling sexual assault victims about abortion, they could lose their public funding, Reuters reported.

The bill does provide funding for "crisis pregnancy centers," which are often run by religious organizations and do not provide accurate health information to patients. These centers do not offer abortion referral services.

Any abortion providers that manage to remain open under these restrictions are compelled to tell women "of the probable anatomical and physiological characteristics" of a fetus during various stages of its development. They must give women seeking abortions information on adoptions and alternative family planning options.

And if a woman is able to obtain an abortion in Ohio and develops some sort of medical issue during the procedure, clinics will no longer be allowed to transfer these patients to public hospitals for additional care. In the midst of a crisis, these patients must find a private hospital to help them.

Despite protests at the Ohio Statehouse last week, the new anti-abortion measures were approved when the governor failed to veto them. Kasich did manage to veto 22 other line-item measures.

"These provisions in the Ohio state budget are part of an orchestrated effort to roll back women's rights and access to health care in Ohio. The budget is only the latest in a series of restrictive laws signed by John Kasich that have hurt the women in our state who need more access to health care, not less," Stephanie Kight, president of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, said in a statement.

Ohio Right to Life applauded the new anti-abortion measures, which are some of the most restrictive in the country.

"It took great compassion and courage for our governor and pro-life legislature to stand up to the abortion industry that blatantly pressured them," Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life, said in a statement.

According to The Plain Dealer, Kasich quickly left his Statehouse office after signing the budget, not allowing reporters to ask questions. The new budget goes into effect on Monday.

WTF?!!

This right here is why true small government proponents must break with the republican caucus.

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01-07-2013, 02:44 PM
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It's sad. I have a friend who worked at a clinic (not in Ohio) she would escort people into the facility -- wearing a flack jacket. Ya.

Her state instituted and shut down around 10 clinics forcing them to make costly repairs -- the issue? Sinks in the clinic were 5 inches too high. Now these weren't in the bathrooms or meant to be wheelchair accessible. These were the ones commonly used by doctors and nurses inside the exam rooms. The height of the sink -- has zero impact on quality of care...but that's how they work it today.

They called it a blow against abortionists. These clinics didn't just perform abortions tho...

Now people have to literally drive sometimes cross state lines and drive great distances for care...

It's fucked up.


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01-07-2013, 03:30 PM
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Until someone can prove exactly when a fetus becomes a person, no one has any business telling anyone else they can't have an abortion. The same goes for measures that make it considerably more difficult for anyone to have an abortion. Even if there comes a day when it can be precisely determined when a fetus becomes a person, the complexity doesn't end there. There are times when killing is considered to be morally acceptable - for example, in self defense. So there are probably times when an abortion would still be considered moral even if the fetus has clearly become a person already - for example, when the mother's life is endangered by the pregnancy.

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01-07-2013, 03:31 PM
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(01-07-2013 02:44 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  They called it a blow against abortionists. These clinics didn't just perform abortions tho...

Now people have to literally drive sometimes cross state lines and drive great distances for care...

It's fucked up.

This. These people don't seem to realize that, though.

When I moved back to PA, one of the first things I noticed was the absence of the clinic where I was given Norplant, free of charge, when I was 17. And now people wonder why there are so many teen pregnancies in recent years. Not to mention the lack of access to lower cost care, etc.

Quote:Until someone can prove exactly when a fetus becomes a person, no one has any business telling anyone else they can't have an abortion
One of my least favorite things in the entire world is when people use appeals to emotion regarding abortion and they have no facts at all to back them up. I know atheists who do this, too. A lot of people don't understand that pro-choice is pro-CHOICE, either, and think it's all abortions, all the time. No, it's saying women can make their own reproductive decisions.
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01-07-2013, 04:01 PM
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Damnit America, particularly in this case, Ohio!

Get your shit together!

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01-07-2013, 04:06 PM
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(01-07-2013 03:31 PM)amyb Wrote:  .
Quote:Until someone can prove exactly when a fetus becomes a person, no one has any business telling anyone else they can't have an abortion
One of my least favorite things in the entire world is when people use appeals to emotion regarding abortion and they have no facts at all to back them up. I know atheists who do this, too. A lot of people don't understand that pro-choice is pro-CHOICE, either, and think it's all abortions, all the time. No, it's saying women can make their own reproductive decisions.

I completely agree. I don't understsnd the line of thinking at all. I am pro choice. Which to me means that it's up to the individual and her doctor. Period.


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01-07-2013, 05:18 PM
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Quote:Until someone can prove exactly when a fetus becomes a person,

Judging by the number of kids living in mommie's basement these days I would the age is somewhere around 35.
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01-07-2013, 08:35 PM
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(01-07-2013 02:37 PM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  from Huff Post

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Quote:Ohio Abortion Restrictions: Gov. John Kasich Signs New State Budget Containing Anti-Abortion Measures

With the passage of Ohio's new state budget, women in that state have lost access to low-cost family planning services, access to public hospitals during a health emergency and their right to privacy.

On Sunday night, Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 59, the new $62 billion state budget that includes a $2.7 billion tax cut and increases the sales tax rate from 5.5 percent to 5.75 percent, WLWT.com reported.

The budget also included several controversial anti-abortion measures, including one that will force any woman seeking an abortion to undergo a trans-abdominal ultrasound.

Another measure of the budget puts Planned Parenthood last on the list of family-planning dollars, which essentially cuts off $1.4 million in federal funding, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Per WLWT.com, "Opponents of the new abortion restriction said that three clinics in Ohio would likely close now that the measure is implemented."

Rape crisis clinics are also in jeopardy, thanks to passage of the new budget. If these clinics are caught counseling sexual assault victims about abortion, they could lose their public funding, Reuters reported.

The bill does provide funding for "crisis pregnancy centers," which are often run by religious organizations and do not provide accurate health information to patients. These centers do not offer abortion referral services.

Any abortion providers that manage to remain open under these restrictions are compelled to tell women "of the probable anatomical and physiological characteristics" of a fetus during various stages of its development. They must give women seeking abortions information on adoptions and alternative family planning options.

And if a woman is able to obtain an abortion in Ohio and develops some sort of medical issue during the procedure, clinics will no longer be allowed to transfer these patients to public hospitals for additional care. In the midst of a crisis, these patients must find a private hospital to help them.

Despite protests at the Ohio Statehouse last week, the new anti-abortion measures were approved when the governor failed to veto them. Kasich did manage to veto 22 other line-item measures.

"These provisions in the Ohio state budget are part of an orchestrated effort to roll back women's rights and access to health care in Ohio. The budget is only the latest in a series of restrictive laws signed by John Kasich that have hurt the women in our state who need more access to health care, not less," Stephanie Kight, president of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio, said in a statement.

Ohio Right to Life applauded the new anti-abortion measures, which are some of the most restrictive in the country.

"It took great compassion and courage for our governor and pro-life legislature to stand up to the abortion industry that blatantly pressured them," Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life, said in a statement.

According to The Plain Dealer, Kasich quickly left his Statehouse office after signing the budget, not allowing reporters to ask questions. The new budget goes into effect on Monday.

WTF?!!

I was just listening to that story on The Young Turks. I like Cenk's conclusion. This is going beyond the concept that a fetus in the womb is a human being and you're killing it (which for late term abortions, I agree with.). It's about punishing women for having and enjoying sex for a reason other than procreation.

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