Ohio Senate Passes Controversial “Heartbeat” Abortion Ban

Ohio state lawmakers have passed a controversial measure that would prohibit women from having abortions from the moment a fetal heartbeat can be detected (which usually occurs about six weeks into pregnancy). House Bill 69––the “Heartbeat Bill” which would make an exception in the event the mother’s life is in danger but no exception in … Continued

Obama Administration Protects Planned Parenthood from Politics (And Some Republicans are Secretly Glad)

[DIGEST: HuffPo, The Hill, Chicago Tribune] The GOP has waged a longstanding battle with Planned Parenthood, ostensibly over its abortion services. However, that procedure represents just three percent of the organization’s services, and by law, taxpayer money already cannot be used for abortions. Planned Parenthood does, however, receive $450 million in federal dollars to provide … Continued

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