Trump’s Republican Party is Already Trying to Punish Women in Ohio

This week the Ohio state legislature doubled down on their attacks on women’s health by approving a ban on abortion after 20 weeks, which could be the nation’s toughest restriction on abortion. When asked why Republicans moved the bill forward, Ohio Senate President Keith Faber said, “A new president, new Supreme Court justice appointees change the dynamic.” In response to the GOP’s anti-women week, the DNC released the following statement:

“Ohio’s restrictive abortion bill is just the latest example of Republicans across the country taking their cues from Donald Trump, who has a shameful record of denigrating women and ignoring issues important to them. Trump has suggested women who get an abortion should be punished, and Ohio Republicans are busy fighting to restrict women’s health before he even takes office. We urge Governor Kasich not to sign this appalling and unconstitutional bill into law. Democrats will continue to stand against Republican politicians getting involved in women’s personal health decisions.” –DNC Spokesperson Rachel Palermo

See what the headlines are saying about the GOP’s attacks on women’s health in Ohio:

Washington Post: Empowered by Trump, Ohio legislature passes ‘heartbeat’ bill that would ban most abortions

CNN: Ohio passes ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill; leader cites Trump’s election

Vox: Ohio passed a “heartbeat bill” to ban most abortions. It won’t hold up in court.

NBC: Is Ohio ‘Heartbeat’ Bill a Feint Before More Successful Blow to Women’s Rights?

Bustle: Will The Heartbeat Bill Close Ohio’s Abortion Clinics? It’s A Major Threat To Reproductive Rights

The Guardian: Ohio legislators pass restrictive abortion bill, citing Trump victory

Cosmopolitan: An Ohio Bill Would Ban Abortion Before Most Women Know They’re Pregnant

Bustle: The Ohio Heartbeat Abortion Bill Is A Scary Sign Of The War Reproductive Rights Is Facing

Slate: Extreme Anti-Abortion “Heartbeat” Bill Passes Ohio State Legislature in Wave of Trump Optimism

Los Angeles Times: Ohio legislators approve what would be the country’s toughest restriction on abortion

Vanity Fair: Ohio Just Passed the Nation’s Most Extreme Anti-Abortion Bill

Akron Beacon Journal: Assault on abortion rights at the Statehouse