Last week: Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a state budget that may cause more health care centers to close; meanwhile, a law forcing 48-hour wait times for women seeking safe, legal abortion went into effect in Tennessee.
Even More Ohio Abortion Clinics May Be Forced To Close, Thanks To Anti-Abortion Restrictions Snuck Into The State Budget
Wednesday, July 1, 2015, By Lauren Holter, via Bustle
Governor Kasich and the Ohio legislature are not-so-slowly getting rid of the state’s abortion clinics. The eight facilities in Ohio now aren’t even enough to care for the more than two million Ohio women of reproductive age.
Lady Brain Reflection Time
Wednesday, July 1, 2015, By Associated Press, via Times Free Press
Hedy Weinberg, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee, said her group opposes the abortion laws because "they interfere with a woman's ability to make personal, private health care decisions." She said the requirements interfere with the doctor-patient relationship, are burdensome for women and interfere with women's health and safety.