At least 18 abortion restrictions have been put into place in Ohio since Gov. John Kasich took office in 2011. There are fewer abortion clinics now versus then. Yet the new abortion report compiled by the state shows the number of abortions actually increased last year.
A large increase in Hepatitis A cases in Ohio has health officials concerned. There have been 47 cases of the highly contagious liver infection confirmed this year compared to just five cases at this same time last year.
The state is working with community leaders trying to find ways to curb the infant mortality crisis. A new report shows that 1,024 babies died before their first birthday last year. That’s a 1.9 percent increase from the previous year.
Mike Thompson (filling in for Ann Fisher) discusses the recall of 550 million eggs produced in Iowa and food safety on Ohio egg farms, with Ohio Department of Health lab director Beverly Byrum, Ohio Poultry Association executive director James Chakeres and New York University nutrition and public health professor Marion Nestle.