Archive

You are viewing the "abortion" Archives

Restricted Right: Ohio Valley Women Face Abortion Barriers

By:
Posted on:

A small gaggle of reporters points their microphones at reproductive rights activist Marcie Crim as she bluntly decries  the shrinking access to abortion in the region. Crim stands just a few feet from the open door of the office of Governor Matt Bevin near the Capitol rotunda. Crim and Bevin may be physically close in… Read More

WOUB Digital

House Again OKs ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Ban; Senate Fate Dim

By:
Posted on:

A ban on most abortions after the first detectable fetal heartbeat has once again cleared the Ohio House, leaving the rest of the two-year session for advocates to lobby the bill’s opponents in the Ohio Senate. Wednesday’s approval followed a startlingly emotional floor debate in which one veteran female lawmaker revealed she’d been raped and… Read More

WOUB Digital

Ohio ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill Goes To House For 3rd Time

By:
Posted on:

Ohio state representatives are getting their third chance in as many sessions to approve a bill effectively banning abortions after the first detectable heartbeat. Allegiances appear to have changed little on the so-called heartbeat bill since it first emerged in 2011, with the Community & Family Advancement Committee voting it out 11-4 on Tuesday along… Read More

WOUB Digital

WV House Votes to Override 20-Week Abortion Ban Veto

By:
Posted on:

The House of Delegates has overridden a veto of an abortion ban 20 weeks after conception. The House voted 77-16 on the override Wednesday. The Senate hasn’t acted yet. Overriding policy vetoes requires a simple majority. Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin vetoed the bill again Tuesday, citing constitutionality concerns. Tomblin, an anti-abortion advocate, said the… Read More