Abortion In Ohio

May 23, 2019

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown examine the backlash against the strict abortion bans passing in Ohio and states across the county. Jo Ingles, statehouse reporter for Ohio Public Radio and Television, joins the show.

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On this week's episode:

The Legality Of Abortion

Abortion rights protesters marched on the Statehouse this week to denounce a flurry of anti-abortion laws passed in Ohio and around the country. Legal abortion faces these new attacks in part because the U.S. Supreme Court has a clear five-justice conservative majority after the appointments of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

Those new appointments have given anti-abortion groups new hope of overturning "Roe v. Wade," something Ohio activists made explicit with the recent "heartbeat" abortion ban.

Snollygoster Of The Week

Ohio House Republicans sparked controversy with a bill to bail out two aging nuclear power plants. Energy industry lobbyists have funded House GOP campaigns but legislators deny undue influence.

While the bill is still ostensibly a "clean energy" bill, it now may include money for two coal-fired power plants, and an amended version removes wind and solar from the types of energy eligible for clean energy credits. 

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