Ohio Is Bringing Back the 'Heartbeat' Bill That Effectively Criminalizes All Abortion [Updated]

The Ohio House of Representatives is expected to vote on the so-called “heartbeat bill” on Thursday, two years after outgoing Governor John Kasich vetoed the it (but signed another restrictive abortion law into effect). The governor-elect, Republican Mike DeWine, has previously said he would approve the bill if it…

Nonsensical GOP Spokesperson Says Female Legislator Was Banned for Supposed Rape Metaphors, Not 'Vagina'

Yesterday, Michigan Representative Lisa Brown dared to say the word "vagina" during an intense debate over a new state law that would criminalize all abortions after 20 weeks with absolutely no exceptions and place new regulations on providers, because no antichoice bill is complete without a completely unnecessary…

Female Legislator Who Dared Say 'Vagina' During Abortion Debate Banned From Speaking on House Floor

After offending Majority Floor Leader Jim Stamas by using the offensively medically accurate word "vagina" in an impassioned floor speech opposing Michigan's draconian new abortion law, State Representative Lisa Brown was banned indefinitely from speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives. Her colleague…