Despite the state of Ohio going blue for President Obama and rejecting Josh Mandel's extremist position on reproductive health, the Ohio state legislature is plowing ahead with plans to criminalize abortion without exception and defund Planned Parenthood, despite the fact Planned Parenthood does more to prevent unintended pregnancy—and therefore abortion—than any other organization in the entire country.
Not only would the loss of Planned Parenthood lead to even more pregnancy and abortion, its close relative known as the Heartbeat Bill would make abortion illegal as early as six weeks. Most women would not even know they were pregnant until it was too late—leading to dangerous illegal abortions.Ohio needs to focus on healthy prevention, not outdated shame and punishment. That's why I created a petition on SignOn.org, which says:The people demand that the Ohio Legislature immediately retire the Family Planning Defunding bills HB298 and SB201, as well as the "Heartbeat Bill," HB125.Ohioans are tired of the War on Women, and we're not going to allow the GOP to take us backward.If the Legislature is concerned with the health and well-being of women and children, and if the Legislature is genuinely interested in preventing unintended pregnancies, abortion, and unwanted children, then the following bills should be advanced right away:
SB 190 / HB 281 The Ohio Prevention First Act
SB 232 / HB 338 The Act for Our Children's Future
SB 283 / HB 419 The Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies ActThanks!–Leah Taylor
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Support of Environment--Part II--Ohio
Since the Ohio GOP Must Stop Practicing Medicine WithOut a licence, I am passing on this e-mail also for your consideration.