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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… READ MORE »


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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? [Think Progress]
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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, which, alas, is… READ MORE »


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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. … READ MORE »


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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 for… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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In sad news, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, 58, a Democratic Representative from Ohio, has died from a sudden brain aneurysm. She was the first African-American woman to represent Ohio and one of only 23 women of color in Congress. [Cleveland.com]

UPDATE: Um, we’re getting conflicting reports now. Which is good news, at least! Stay tuned. READ MORE »


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In Nature, scientists predict infertility will be eradicated, and newborns and seniors will be able to have kids. [LiveScience]
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The people who work at cell phone stores have a lot of power. They know a lot personal information about you, and they know your number. One employee at a Sprint Nextel store in Dayton, OH, is being sued because he reportedly texted a female customer regarding her looks and requested to have dinner with… READ MORE »


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Three couples were married in a Columbus, OH, White Castle on Valentine’s Day (BTW, Columbus is White Castle’s home city. Go Ohio!) Instead of throwing rice, a flower girl threw salt and pepper packets. We hope she threw the salt over her left shoulder for good luck. Also, there should be a movie, Harold andREAD MORE »


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