Forget Hamlet, there is something definitely rotten in the state of Ohio.   According my heroines at NARAL there is now a cynical calculated assault brewing by a group of Republicans in Ohio to overturn Roe vs Wade and criminalize abortion everywhere in the US of A.   They actually want to prosecute victims of rape who have an abortion as murderers and give them life in prison.   Under normal circumstances perhaps we would just laugh this off as absurd, but as we found out in November 2016 never under-estimate the assault on our rights.

Below is a direct quote from a piece on NPR. I think it says it all (https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/20/595211551/ohio-gop-introduces-bill-to-ban-abortion)

“Under a bill introduced Monday, HB 565, the state would prohibit abortions even in cases of rape, incest or danger to a woman’s life.

The proposal would allow criminal charges against both doctors and pregnant women seeking abortions and would characterize an “unborn human” as a person under Ohio’s criminal code regarding homicide. That means abortions could be punishable by life in prison or even the death penalty.

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio criticized the proposal, calling it an obvious attempt to give the U.S. Supreme Court a chance to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision providing the right to have an abortion.”

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