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This week, Jaime, Vashitta, and Gabe discuss the new CBO estimate on the AHCA. Approximately 23 million Americans would lose health insurance under Paul Ryan’s plan.
In Ohio, we’re continuing to put pressure on Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharen Kennedy to recuse herself in the Capital Care case. This week, the Columbus Dispatch weighed in:
Justice Maureen O’Connor, however, has publicly stated that Kennedy’s speech was appropriate, noting she had not mentioned abortion or any pending case. And Kennedy, in a statement, noted she had appeared before numerous civic organizations to give a similar speech about “the founding of this republic, the Constitution and the separation of powers.” But it’s disingenuous to compare a speech to Right to Life — on any topic —with a public address at, say, the Rotary Club or a chamber of commerce. Kennedy should step aside.
Yesterday, the Ohio House Committee on Health held a fourth hearing on HB 149, which stigmatizes abortion providers and bans fetal tissue research that’s already not happening in Ohio. The committee removed an awful requirement that physicians providing abortions be labeled as “abortionists” in state law. The remaining bill is still deeply flawed and doesn’t bring any benefit to any Ohioan.
In good news, Rep. Stephanie Howse and Rep. Michelle Lepore-Hagan introduced HB 234, which creates provisions to protect women and doctors at abortion clinics across the state.
Join NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio at a LGBTQ Pride festival near you. Mark your calendars for these dates, and look for more info on volunteering coming soon.
JUNE 3 — Dayton Pride Festival
JUNE 3 — Pride in the CLE
JUNE 11 — Athens Pride Festival
JUNE 16 — Columbus Pride Festival
JUNE 23 – 25 — ComFest
JUNE 24 — Cleveland Pride Festival
JUNE 24 — Cincinnati Pride Festival
JULY 29 — Youngstown Pride Festival
AUGUST 19 — Toledo Pride Festival
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