What You Need to Know About Ohio’s “Heartbeat” Abortion Bill

via wosu.org

via wosu.org

On November 20th, a Republican-majority committee on Health and Aging voted to pass House Bill 248 along to the Ohio state legislature. The bill, if it becomes law, would severely restrict access to legal abortions in Ohio. But, unless you already know what Ohio abortion accessibility is like now, that might be difficult to contextualize. Here’s a comparison of what abortion laws are in place now, and what they would look like if the bill passes. Continue reading

Do it tonight: Democracy and Local Politics in Knox County

Come to the Gund Gallery (fancy!) tonight at 7:30 to hear a panel featuring Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis, Gambier Mayor Kirk Emmert, Knox County Commissioner Teresa Bemiller and Knox County Democratic Party Chair Meg Galipault. After the panel there will be a wine and cheese reception (even fancier!) and an opportunity to talk with your local elected officials.

  • Where: Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery*
  • When: Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.
  • Reception to follow in Fischman Lobby
The Community Foundation Theater can be found in the lower level of Gund Gallery; enter through the front door and go down the steps on the left.