There’s a lot going on this week, so we thought a quick recap of the different bills that are impacting women in Ohio might be helpful.
The conference committee is preparing to meet today, Tuesday, to begin the process of reconciling the House and Senate versions of the budget. After this process is completed the budget will head to Governor John Kasich’s desk where he will have the opportunity to line item veto any provisions he disagrees with.
As we have previously noted the Ohio Budget contains many provisions which negatively impact women. These provisions would:
The budget isn’t the end of policies that negatively impact women. Representative Hood has introduced HB 200, which has been deemed “One of the Nation’s All-Time Worst Abortion Bills.” Scheduled for it’s first hearing on Wednesday, at 9:30am, this bill would do the following:
Both the budget and HB 200 attempt to put enough restrictions in place to eliminate the ability of women to obtain an abortion in Ohio without passing an outright ban. Apparently Ohio politicians think they know better than doctors when it comes to women’s health. These continued restrictions on abortions are dangerous for women and limit access is a way that soon only wealthy women, who can afford to travel, will be able to have an abortion.
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