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June 13, 2006

Finally, some good news

The Ohio bill that would ban all abortions--even when the woman’s life is in danger--doesn’t look like it’s going to go very far.

After dozens of supporters and opponents of abortion rights spend a good six hours making their cases, House Bill 228 is expected to be placed back in a file cabinet and left to die at the end of the year.

"I don’t see it coming back," said Scott Borgemenke, chief of staff for Speaker Jon A. Husted, R-Kettering, adding that an abortion bill is not among the priorities this year for Republicans, who control both branches of the legislature.

Rep. John White, a Kettering Republican and chairman of the House Health Committee that will hear testimony starting at 10 a.m., said he expects only one hearing.

"As the bill is written, I don’t think there is support on the committee," White said, calling the bill "poorly written."

Kellie Copeland, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, is still worried: “It’s shocking to me to propose legislation that says to another human being, ‘You don’t have the right to health care that could save your life.’”

Yeah but it’s a woman’s life, so who really cares?


Posted by Jessica at June 13, 2006 9:58 AM

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