Posts tagged "ohio"

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 fracking occurs will be left to the state to decide. This, of course, does not apply to all kinds of town bans in Ohio.
By: Robyn Pennacchia / February 19, 2015

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 ago, he and Arthur flew to Maryland to be legally wed on the tarmac. Arthur is now so sick that he can't even get u…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 26, 2013

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 restrictions on women's reproductive rights flanked by a bunch of old, white men.
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 1, 2013

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 transgression. Although this reaction is typical, Shena’s revenge plan, thankfully, is not. In something described by the victim Brittany Rager as "like being in a…
By: Mary Odell / June 10, 2013

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 of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus -- three women kidnapped, chained and held against their will in Cleveland, Ohio, for a decade. But…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 9, 2013

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 groping. Y'all know that abstinence-only sex ed doesn't actually work, right? [Innovation Ohio, My Fox 28 Columbus] A federal judge…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2013

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 the campus commons. A student photographer photographed the images [NSFW], which are displayed on campus alongside quotes about sexuality, health, and reproductive choice. The…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 10, 2013

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 drunk girl in August. Images and videos captured the night, when a 15-year-old drunk girl was carried to multiple parties, raped and peed upon. Two…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 26, 2012

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 what we'll know, when we'll know it, and what factors could make all the difference in the Buckeye state, courtesy of the Washington Post: As early…
By: Newser / November 6, 2012

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 truly extraordinary was an act of kindness she performed, helping injured competitor Arden McMath finish the 3200 meter race. Meghan was coming up the home…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 8, 2012

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 on a beard-cutting spree. Yes, beard-cutting. Amish men sport famously long beards in accordance with the Bible, which they say decrees that a man must…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 30, 2012

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, but presumably those of women's libber demons will still be there in spirit. 40 Days Of Life, an anti-choice group that camps outside of clinics for…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2012

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 attributable to one or more psychological conditions" under a new bill introduced by State Senator Nina Turner (D-Cleveland). The bill is meant to underscore the inequality…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 7, 2012

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 New Year's Eve. He and the man -- supposedly a friend -- allegedly got into an argument while watching a video by the singer because…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 5, 2012

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 exemptions for rape victims, incest victims, or women with mental health issues. But the absolute scariest part of the bill is the lack of health exemptio…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 14, 2011

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 be detected (which can be six or seven weeks). I would like to hibernate until this election is over. Can I do that? […
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 7, 2011

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 be detected, which is typically around six or seven weeks. Some women don't even know they're pregnant at six or seven weeks,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 28, 2011

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. Very funny, Ohio.
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 2, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Ohio Lawmaker Suggests No Abortion If You Can Hear A Heartbeat

Lynn Wachtmann, a Republican state representative from Ohio, will introduce a "Heartbeat Bill" on Wednesday that will criminalize abortion after the first detectable fetal heartbeat. [KFOR] The CEO of Deutsche Bank, Josef Ackermann, said more women would add color and beauty to his boardroom. Because that's what we're here for: to look pretty…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 8, 2011

Today’s Lady News: Ohio Judge Wants Juvenile Rape Victims To Take Lie Detector Test

A juvenile court judge in Ohio has ordered four teenage victims of sexual assault to undergo polygraph (lie detector) tests. So far, none of the teens has followed Cuyahoga Juvenile Court Judge Alison Floyd's order. The mother of one of the 16-year-old victims told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer: "It felt like the blame was back…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 22, 2010
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