NARAL’s The Morning After is a production of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio.
This week, Jaime, Kelley, and Gabe discuss the first hearing on Senate Bill 23, the latest version of the six-week abortion ban. This may be the initial hearing, but it’s the fifth session of the Ohio General Assembly that this horrific ban has been introduced, a history reaching back to 2011.
Sen. Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) provided sponsor testimony on the bill, which included some new ideas we’ve never heard before. She shared a story of a friend who put a child up for adoption, and compared pregnancies to bald eagle eggs. Seriously. The important point is that no matter what unusual experience or comparison someone has, that isn’t a good enough reason to ban abortion access for everyone else.
In committee, we heard terrific questions from Sen. Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) and Sen. Tina Maharath (D-Columbus).