HuffPostLive Panel: Cincinnati’s Last Abortion Clinic In Jeopardy

In brief: my latest HuffPoLive panel!

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Apparently, the Ohio Right To Life clan and their pocketed politicians have their sights set on closing the last remaining clinic in Cincinnati. This would mean Ohioans in need of care would have to juggle the TRAP Law regulations in their own state (2 hour drive to Columbus), Indiana (2 hour drive to Indianapolis) and Kentucky (2 1/2 hour drive to Louisville) simultaneously while determining which clinic they can get to if they want to exercise their constitutional right to not be pregnant anymore.

Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani (who also hosts the “Women, Media, News” segment) had me on with some badass Ohio experts to talk about the admitting privileges law that may close the clinic and how what’s happening in Ohio relates to the rest of the country.

CLICK to watch: Cincinnati’s Last Abortion Clinic In Jeopardy

and follow the awesome people on panel with me: Celeste Ribbins (Cleveland, OH) Director of Communications, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio; Chrissie Thompson (Columbus, OH) State Capital Reporter, The Cincinnati Enquirer; and Elizabeth Nash (Washington, DC) State Issues Manager for the Guttmacher Institute.

Get more on the Cincinnati clinic via Tara Culp-Ressler’s piece at Think Progress: “Cincinnati Poised To Become Largest Metropolitan Area Without Any Abortion Clinics”.

And then catch Chrissie Thompson and Anne Saker at the Cincinnati Enquirer: “Last city abortion clinic could be shut down”. They managed to work in this sentence: “A half dozen people fingered rosaries Friday outside the Mount Auburn Planned Parenthood clinic.” So, seriously. Go read and share their article.

Also, here’s the link to my review of “Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights” by Katha Pollitt which EVERYONE should read.

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