Podcasts

We’re working to #ExposeFakeClinics!

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This week, Vashitta, Kelley and Gabe discussed recent events here in Ohio and across the country. We’re participating in a great #ExposeFakeClinics campaign helmed by Lady Parts Justice. With last week’s clinic closure in Akron, Ohio is down to 8 surgery centers providing abortion services to women. In Congress, the US Senate deliberates over how and whether to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act… or just let it all burn.


Join NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio at an event near you:

July 22 —  Rally Against Portman and Pence
July 29 — Youngstown Pride Festival
August 5 — Toledo — NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio (Mini) Golf Classic
August 19 — Toledo Pride Festival


NARAL’s The Morning After is a production of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio.

We’re proud to announce that NARAL’s The Morning After will air in Columbus on WGRN94.1FM on Friday mornings at 9 a.m.

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Help build a pro-choice Ohio. Every day, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio fights to protect access to the full range of reproductive health care options—including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and safe & legal abortion care. We educate the public about the real threat to women’s healthcare posed by anti-choice legislation and policies. We mobilize pro-choice Ohioans to take political action to defend reproductive rights. And we are the voice for Ohio’s abortion clinics, helping them navigate the increasingly hostile climate created by extremist groups. But we need your help. As a member organization, we rely on your financial support to fund our important legislative, educational, and grassroots activities.

Contribute to NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio

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Another Ohio abortion clinic has closed

Last week one of Akron’s two clinics, Akron Women’s Medical Group, made the decision to close its doors. That leaves eight clinics in the entire state, exactly half the number we had in 2011 when John Kasich first took office. Between regulatory overreach from the Ohio General Assembly and the Ohio Department of Health, and continued legislative action on abortion bans, Ohio is quickly putting abortion out of reach for thousands across the state.

To really understand the impact of another closure, consider this: the US census estimates that there are 2,267,746 women between the ages of 14 and 44 in Ohio. That means there’s now just one abortion clinic for every 283,468 women of reproductive age. Contrast that with New York, where women may obtain first trimester abortions at clinics, hospitals, or doctors’ offices, with no mandatory waiting periods or other medically unnecessary restrictions.

We’re facing a crisis, but you can help by contributing now to NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio.

Don’t let Ohio’s lawmakers keep playing politics with women’s health. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio is the only state-wide organization exclusively focused on keeping abortion safe, legal, and accessible in our state. We work every day to build an active, engaged, and empowered pro-choice majority. But we need your help.

Can you chip in $8—a dollar for each abortion clinic left in Ohio? Or better still, $16—the number we had before Kasich and his cronies took office?

Together, we can make a difference.

Thanks for all you do for choice,

Kellie Copeland
Executive Director
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio

p.s. — Want to get more involved? Contact us about volunteer opportunities.

Podcasts

The Vagical Mystery Tour came to Cleveland!

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This week, Gabe sat down with Julie, Molly, and Abby from Lady Parts Justice League! This episode is a joint production with their podcast, Repro Madness.

LPJ came to Cleveland as a part of their Vagical Mystery Tour. The tour is a series of comedy shows and service projects bringing positive attention and assistance for abortion providers across America. In Cleveland, they came back to Preterm to lift up the staff.

LPJ was also in Cleveland last year to protest the 2016 Republican National Convention.

They’ve developed a strong working relationship with both Preterm and NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio over the past year. Our next project will to be to #ExposeFakeClinics and shed a light on crisis pregnancy centers.

Find more at http://ladypartsjusticeleague.com/


Join NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio at an event near you:

July 17 — Monday Movie Night: A Quiet Inquisition
July 20 — Cleveland — NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio (Mini) Golf Classic
July 29 — Youngstown Pride Festival
August 5 — Toledo — NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio (Mini) Golf Classic
August 19 — Toledo Pride Festival


This episode of Repro Madness and NARAL’s The Morning After is a joint production of Lady Parts Justice League and NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio.

We’re proud to announce that NARAL’s The Morning After will air in Columbus on WGRN94.1FM on Friday mornings at 9 a.m.

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Help build a pro-choice Ohio. Every day, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio fights to protect access to the full range of reproductive health care options—including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and safe & legal abortion care. We educate the public about the real threat to women’s healthcare posed by anti-choice legislation and policies. We mobilize pro-choice Ohioans to take political action to defend reproductive rights. And we are the voice for Ohio’s abortion clinics, helping them navigate the increasingly hostile climate created by extremist groups. But we need your help. As a member organization, we rely on your financial support to fund our important legislative, educational, and grassroots activities.

Contribute to NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio

Podcasts

Medicaid expansion lives!

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This week, GabeElaina, and Kelley discuss the last actions on the state budget. The legislature added more money to the wasteful Pregnancy and Parenting Program that funds crisis pregnancy centers. The final budget bill gives CPCs $1,000,000. This funding is taken away from TANF funds, which are relied upon by many low-income Ohioans. This is bad.

Thankfully, Ohio will retain Medicaid expansion, for now. The budget blocked expansion, but the block was vetoed by Gov. Kasich. While the Ohio House and Senate met today to override some vetoes, they did not vote on the expansion block… which means Medicaid expansion is still in effect in Ohio. This is good.


Join NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio at an event near you:

July 6 — Reproductive Rights: An Untold History of the Movement
July 13 — The Vagical Mystery Tour Hosted By Lizz Winstead (co-creator of The Daily Show) at Mahall’s
July 17 — Monday Movie Night: A Quiet Inquisition
July 20 — Cleveland — NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio (Mini) Golf Classic
July 29 — Youngstown Pride Festival
August 5 — Toledo — NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio (Mini) Golf Classic
August 19 — Toledo Pride Festival


NARAL’s The Morning After is a production of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio.

We’re proud to announce that NARAL’s The Morning After will air in Columbus on WGRN94.1FM on Friday mornings at 9 a.m.

SunriseWide4


Help build a pro-choice Ohio. Every day, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio fights to protect access to the full range of reproductive health care options—including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and safe & legal abortion care. We educate the public about the real threat to women’s healthcare posed by anti-choice legislation and policies. We mobilize pro-choice Ohioans to take political action to defend reproductive rights. And we are the voice for Ohio’s abortion clinics, helping them navigate the increasingly hostile climate created by extremist groups. But we need your help. As a member organization, we rely on your financial support to fund our important legislative, educational, and grassroots activities.

Contribute to NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio

Podcasts

The Abortion Method Ban and one bad budget

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This week, JaimeVashitta, and Gabe review the last week of June. Between committee hearings on abortion restrictions and late-night budget talks, it’s amazing we’re still awake.

The Ohio Senate passed the Abortion Method Ban, Senate Bill 145. We received support on the Senate floor from from Senators Charleta Tavares, Sondra Williams, and Joe Schiavoni. In Committee, Senators Cecile Thomas and Sean O’Brien led in the defense of Ohio women. The 24-9 vote was along party lines.

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Deputy Director Jaime Miracle said:

This ban forces women seeking an abortion to seek out less-safe procedures, but today we saw from state lawmakers that they just don’t care. The decision about whether and how to terminate a pregnancy should be up to a woman and her doctor. They don’t need political interference driven by inflammatory, biased rhetoric.

Medical experts like the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists oppose bills like these. They feel doctors will be forced by ill-advised, unscientifically-motivated policy to provide lesser care to patients. This bill is just another unconstitutional attack on access to abortion care, just like the other 18 restrictions that Governor Kasich signed during his tenure.

While we watched in the Senate, the Ohio House was discussing the future of Medicaid expansion. Representative Emilia Sykes delivered a scathing rebuke of legislators seeking to remove access to health care for 500,000 low-income Ohioans.


Join NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio at an event near you:

July 6 — Reproductive Rights: An Untold History of the Movement
July 13 — The Vagical Mystery Tour Hosted By Lizz Winstead (co-creator of The Daily Show) at Mahall’s
July 17 — Monday Movie Night: A Quiet Inquisition
July 20 — Cleveland — NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio (Mini) Golf Classic
July 29 — Youngstown Pride Festival
August 5 — Toledo — NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio (Mini) Golf Classic
August 19 — Toledo Pride Festival


NARAL’s The Morning After is a production of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio.

We’re proud to announce that NARAL’s The Morning After will air in Columbus on WGRN94.1FM on Friday mornings at 9 a.m.

SunriseWide4


Help build a pro-choice Ohio. Every day, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio fights to protect access to the full range of reproductive health care options—including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and safe & legal abortion care. We educate the public about the real threat to women’s healthcare posed by anti-choice legislation and policies. We mobilize pro-choice Ohioans to take political action to defend reproductive rights. And we are the voice for Ohio’s abortion clinics, helping them navigate the increasingly hostile climate created by extremist groups. But we need your help. As a member organization, we rely on your financial support to fund our important legislative, educational, and grassroots activities.

Contribute to NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio

Podcasts

We’re on the radio!

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This week, JaimeVashitta, and Gabe recorded our first episode for the radio! We’re proud to announce that NARAL’s The Morning After will air in Columbus on WGRN94.1FM on Friday mornings at 9 a.m.

This morning, we got our first look at the Senate plan to repeal Obamacare. The bill is a shocking plan to repeal Medicaid and provide a massive tax cut to the nation’s super-wealthy.

NARAL Pro-Choice America released this statement:

The Republican proposal is a direct attack on the health and well-being of hundreds of millions of Americans and a savage attack on women’s healthcare in particular. It is just as cruel as the proposal approved by the House. By defunding women’s health centers, denying abortion coverage to Americans who get their insurance through the exchanges or who receive tax subsidies, and slashing healthcare for the families who need it most, it’s clear that the Trump administration and the GOP’s concern with being ‘pro-life’ only reaches as far as the nearest tax cut for millionaires.

In Ohio news, the state operating budget passed the Ohio Senate yesterday. The bill is also seen as an attack on the health and welfare of low-income citizens. The budget bill includes $600,000 for crisis pregnancy centers.

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said:

Especially in our current economic climate, the state should be using its limited tax dollars to fund programs that have a proven track record for effectiveness. By giving funding to so-called ‘crisis pregnancy centers,’ the Parenting and Pregnancy Program is directing money to centers that coerce and mislead the people turning to them for help. When women need urgent, legitimate medical advice, these facilities present inflammatory rhetoric and misleading information. These centers should not be getting state funding.

 


Join NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio at a LGBTQ Pride festival near you.

JULY 29 — Youngstown Pride Festival
AUGUST 19 — Toledo Pride Festival


NARAL’s The Morning After is a production of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio.

SunriseWide4


Help build a pro-choice Ohio. Every day, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio fights to protect access to the full range of reproductive health care options—including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and safe & legal abortion care. We educate the public about the real threat to women’s healthcare posed by anti-choice legislation and policies. We mobilize pro-choice Ohioans to take political action to defend reproductive rights. And we are the voice for Ohio’s abortion clinics, helping them navigate the increasingly hostile climate created by extremist groups. But we need your help. As a member organization, we rely on your financial support to fund our important legislative, educational, and grassroots activities.

Contribute to NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio

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NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio statement on #BlackPride4 protest

Columbus, Ohio — NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio cherishes Ohio’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer communities, and Ohio’s diverse communities of color. We are working to build a state where everyone has the right to make their own reproductive health care decisions and determine if, when, and with whom they have children or create a family. Black and transgender individuals are frequently targeted for violence, even by those who have sworn to protect and serve us all: the police. Reproductive freedom, nor reproductive justice, can be achieved unless this changes.

We call for all charges to be dropped for all individuals involved in protest at Columbus Pride.

The protesters were peaceably bringing attention the dangers faced by people of color in our nation. Fourteen trans women of color have been murdered this year, our country should take notice instead of averting our eyes and moving on. Black and transgender communities have been asking for solutions, and we have all failed to bring adequate assistance. This is a wake-up call we cannot ignore.

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