|Hey if you don't like being told what to do with your bodies you shouldn't have been born women!|
In the race to cut off women's access to reproductive health services, Ohio appears to be pulling even with Texas. In the Lone Star State, Gov. Rick Perry is calling a special session to pass the antiabortion bill that was dramatically filibustered by state Sen. Wendy Davis. Not to be outdone, Ohio's Republican Gov. John Kasich on Sunday night signed a new, $62 million state budget that includes some of the most severe abortion restrictions in the country.
Kasich's budget, as the Toledo Blade reports, prohibits publicly funded hospitals from entering into so-called emergency care transfer agreements with nearly abortion clinics. Clinics need such agreements to care for patients with complications, and of the 12 clinics that provide abortions in Ohio, many may be forced to shut down as a result.
Another provision in Kasich's budget requires that doctors who provide abortions perform a fetal ultrasound and require the mother to listen to or see the heartbeat. Doctors who fail to do so could be prosecuted. The budget redefines a fetus as "developing from the moment of conception" rather than when a fertilized egg implants in the uterus. (Most fertilized eggs leave the body before implanting, meaning many women who were not actually pregnant would now be considered to be have been carrying a "fetus" in Ohio.)
Kasich's budget also sends Planned Parenthood to the end of the line to receive state funding for family planning services, effectively removing $1.4 million in funding. So-called crisis pregnancy centers, which do not provide abortions and have been criticized for providing inaccurate information, will now get state funding.
So under this new law every month a woman may be guilty of flushing her unborn child to its watery grave, and a doctor who does not feel like subjecting a woman to an unnecessary ultrasound might be arrested and thrown in jail? Wow, how unbelievably primitive of them.
It is really only a hop, skip, and a jump for there to burning midwifes at the stake as witches and insisting that faith healing centers be placed in every hospital.
It looks to me like Ohio needs it OWN Wendy Davis. Come to think of it, which state doesn't?