Abortion http://wyso.org en Ohio Rally Pushes Women's Health, Abortion Rights http://wyso.org/post/ohio-rally-pushes-womens-health-abortion-rights <p>Statehouse rally opposing Ohio laws that limit access to abortions and other women&#39;s health care is drawing participants from around the state and country.</p><p>Members of more than 50 women&#39;s groups, labor unions and others are expected at Wednesday&#39;s event. The &quot;We Won&#39;t Go Back&quot; rally takes issue with funding cuts to Planned Parenthood as well as abortion-related restrictions placed on Ohio&#39;s publicly funded hospitals and on counselors at taxpayer-funded rape crisis centers.</p><p>Feminist Majority Foundation president Ellie Smeal is among speakers.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 40060 at http://wyso.org Heartbeat Bill Reintroduced http://wyso.org/post/heartbeat-bill-reintroduced <p>A controversial abortion bill that failed in the last general assembly is back again. The heartbeat bill, the legislation that would ban abortion at the point a fetal heartbeat can be detected, has been re-introduced.</p><p>Janet Folger Porter, the head of a group that pushed the heartbeat bill last time around, had this to say to reporters at the Ohio Statehouse.</p><p>"Just suffice it to say, did you really think we were going to give up, really?" says Folger Porter.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:35:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 37849 at http://wyso.org Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Talks Women's Issues, Medicaid In Dayton http://wyso.org/post/democratic-gubernatorial-candidate-talks-womens-issues-medicaid-dayton <p>The Democrat challenging Governor John Kasich is taking his message on the road. As WYSO’s Emily McCord reports Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald was in Dayton Wednesday to talk about women’s issues and the state budget.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 10:57:06 +0000 Emily McCord 36379 at http://wyso.org Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Talks Women's Issues, Medicaid In Dayton State Budget Writes Strict Abortion Regulation Into Law http://wyso.org/post/state-budget-writes-strict-abortion-regulation-law <p>Governor Kasich signed the state budget late Sunday night, and within it, several laws that restrict abortion access. Emily McCord speaks to Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles about what the law says and what it could mean for Ohio women. Ingles reports that it's becoming more common for controversial issues to slip into state budgets to avoid public debate.</p><p></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 17:18:54 +0000 Emily McCord 35735 at http://wyso.org Ohio Abortion Debate Will Continue Past Budget Issues http://wyso.org/post/ohio-abortion-debate-will-continue-past-budget-issues <p>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.</p><p>Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonadakis is pretty pleased now that Republican Governor John Kasich has signed a budget that includes five anti abortion amendments.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:34:00 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 35596 at http://wyso.org