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PRESS RELEASE | Renewed War on Women in Ohio

PRESS RELEASE | Renewed War on Women in Ohio

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Senator Turner speaks against the House Republicans' attempt to defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio and the potential resurrection of the Heartless Bill, HB 125.
Senator Turner speaks against the House Republicans' attempt to defund Planned Parenthood in Ohio and the potential resurrection of the Heartless Bill, HB 125.

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Published by: Senator Nina Turner on Nov 14, 2012
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***Press Release*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13, 2012

Contact: Adam Warren (614) 466-4583

Senator Turner Speaks Out Against Renewed War on Women
Heartbeat Bill, legislation to defund Planned Parenthood to be revived
(Columbus) – State Senator Nina Turner (D-Cleveland), representatives from Planned Parenthood, and other legislators and activists gathered at the Statehouse today to protest a renewed war on women waged by Republicans in the Ohio legislature and the executive branch. “For the life of me, I cannot understand why Republicans are so intent on taking away from women the right to make their own choices about their bodies,” said Senator Turner. “Voters soundly rejected the foolishness of the radical right on Election Day in favor of the dignity of American women, but some lawmakers must not have heard.” Exit polls from last week’s election indicate that 56 percent of Ohio voters believe abortion should be legal all or most of the time. Only 39 percent stated that it should be illegal. “While Republicans rail against women making their own choices, they are cutting funding for education and critical social services that children need after they are born. They want small government, alright—small enough to fit into a woman’s womb.” Republican leadership in both the Ohio House and Senate have indicated that action is being openly discussed on House Bill 125, the “Heartbeat Bill,” and House Bill 298, which would end public support of valuable healthcare providers like Planned Parenthood. In addition, news was released last week that Governor John Kasich appointed Michael Gonidakis, Executive Director of Ohio Right to Life, to the Ohio State Medical Board. “Ohioans’ healthcare decisions should be between them, their god, and their doctor,” Turner proclaimed. “They don’t need ideologues from Columbus calling the shots.”
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