Abortion

Karen Kasler

Backers of what would be the farthest-reaching ban on abortion in the country were back at the Statehouse today. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports on the newest effort to push the so-called "Heartbeat Bill" through the Senate, almost three months after it passed the House.

COLUMBUS, Ohio(AP) - The anti-abortion group Ohio Right to Life is throwing its support behind a ballot issue that seeks to keep the government from requiring people to buy health insurance.

The organization said Tuesday it was endorsing what's called the Health Care Freedom Amendment. The proposed amendment to the state's constitution would prohibit any law from forcing Ohioans to participate in a health care system.

Voters will decide the issue on Nov. 8.

In today's installment of PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles from the Statehouse News Bureau. Ingles breaks down the reconciled version of the budget between Ohio's House and Senate and talks about the implications behind the new law allowing guns and bars and permitting oil and gas drilling at the state's parks. Also, Ingles and McCord discuss the latest in the abortion legislation being debated at the statehouse

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