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Courts Uphold Restrictive Voting Rights Laws In Two States That Could Impact The Presidential Election

Like well-known voter ID laws, the measures upheld in the Midwest will keep mostly poor minorities form voting, but they receive much less attention.

Lauren Holter |

Ohio Aims To Ban Down Syndrome Abortions

Ohio women, take note: Soon you may be unable to get an abortion if you’re doing it to avoid having a baby with Down syndrome. The state’s legislature—most of which…

Newser |

Ohio Bans Towns From Banning Fracking

This Tuesday, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that towns and cities are not allowed to enact their own bans on fracking through zoning laws, and that all decisions on where…

Robyn Pennacchia |

Ohio Won’t Let Dying Man Honor The Love Of His Life

John Arthur was diagnosed with terminal Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and is currently in hospice care. He’s been in a loving 20-year relationship with his boyfriend Jim Obergefell, and just weeks…

Julie Gerstein |

Ohio Put A Lot Of Restrictions On Abortion Last Night

Last night, Ohio’s Governor John Kasich signed a host of restrictions on abortion into law, which went into effect today. Like other Republicans before him, Governor Kasich placed these legal…

Jessica Wakeman |

How Not To Exact Romantic Revenge: Attempting To Cut Off Your Rival’s Fingers

After finding flirtatious texts that her boyfriend sent to another woman, Shena Moore took the all too familiar route of blaming the other woman and not her boyfriend for the…

Mary Odell |

Rush Limbaugh Says Ohio Kidnap Victims Are Part Of A Welfare Scheme, And It’s All Obama’s Fault

Sometimes terrible things happen, and they’re so unbelievably heinous, all you can do is gasp in horror. That’s the general response most of us have had to the harrowing story…

Julie Gerstein |

Ohio Seeks To Ban Sex Ed Teaching “Gateway” Sexual Behavior

A finance committee in Ohio’s House of Representatives voted on a budget amendment to restrict sex educators from mentioning “gateway” sexual behavior — i.e., anything “non-abstinence” like fingering and…

Jessica Wakeman |

U Of Cincinnati Artist Displayed Vagina Photographs On Campus, Students For Life Flips Out

Wake up and smell the vagina, University of Cincinnatti. On Thursday, two student groups displayed “Re-envisioning The Female Body,” a temporary art show of 12 billboard-sized photographs of vulvas, on…

Jessica Wakeman |

Hacktivists Threaten To Release Personal Information Of Football Players Allegedly Involved In Assaulting Drunk Girl

Two weeks ago, The New York Times ran an enormous article about a rape case in Steubenville, Ohio, where members of the football team participated in the rape of a…

Jessica Wakeman |

2012 Election: How To Follow Ohio’s Result

All eyes are on the swing state of Ohio tonight, but when polls close at 7:30pm, there’s a good chance we won’t know anything for certain. For those following at home, here’s…

Newser |

Awesome Sportsmanship: Girl Helps Her Competitor Finish Race

High school athlete Meghan Vogel had already had a pretty good day — she won the 1600 meter race at the Ohio state track meet. But what made her day…

Julie Gerstein |

Criminal Beard-Cutting Sprees Rock Ohio’s Amish Community

The Amish are a generally quiet folk not known for crimes and misdemeanors. But one Amish community in Ohio is in turmoil after six women and 10 men have gone…

Jessica Wakeman |

Ohio Abortion Clinic To Be Exorcised

In what sounds like an excellent use of everyone’s time, an Ohio abortion clinic will be exorcised this upcoming Sunday. The Women’s Med Center in Ohio, is closed on Sunday,…

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: Ohio Bill Would Require Men Seeking Viagra To Get Sex Therapist OK

Men looking for a prescription for Viagra would first need to get a sex therapist’s permission, a cardiac stress test, and confirmation that “the patient’s symptoms are not solely…

Jessica Wakeman |

Man Stabbed Over Not Knowing Beyonce Married to Jay-Z

Hey, you don’t know who Beyonce’s married to? Maybe you don’t deserve to live. That’s what 31-year-old Ronald Deaver of Parma, Ohio, thought when he stabbed an unnamed 48-year-old on…

Julie Gerstein |

Today’s Lady News: Women Could Die Under Abortion Bill Being Considered In Ohio

A “fetal heartbeat” bill under consideration in Ohio’s state senate would criminalize abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detectable, which is usually after seven weeks. This bill has no…

Jessica Wakeman |

Today’s Lady News: Rick Perry Supports Anti-Abortion “Heartbeat Bill”

Rick Perry, a contender for the Republican presidential nomination, has thrown his support behind Ohio’s anti-abortion “heartbeat bill,” which would criminalize an abortion as early as a fetal heartbeat can…

Jessica Wakeman |

Ohio House Passes “Heartbeat Bill” To Criminalize Abortion At 6 Or 7 Weeks

Reproductive rights are under full-frontal assault in Ohio today: the Ohio House of Representatives advanced the “heartbeat bill.” The “heartbeat bill” would make abortion illegal when a fetal heartbeat can…

Jessica Wakeman |

Fetuses “Testify” On Ohio Abortion Bill

Two fetuses — er, “unborn children,” as anti-abortion folks call them — testified in Ohio today regarding a bill that would criminalize abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

Jessica Wakeman |
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