Overturn Ohio House Bill 59
  • Petitioned John Kasich

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John Kasich
Ohio Governor
Ohio State Senate
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Overturn Ohio House Bill 59

    1. Amanda Parker
    2. Petition by

      Amanda Parker

      Cincinnati, OH

On June 30th 2013, while surrounded by a group of men, Governor John Kasich signed Ohio House Bill 59. Because of this bill women have effectively lost the right to low-cost family planning, access to public health service, and most importantly their right to privacy. HB 59 has become one of the nation’s largest attacks on abortion and a women’s right to choose.


In effect, Governor Kasich has placed Planned Parenthood on the bottom of the list for family planning dollars, essentially cutting off $1.4 million dollars. This drastic measure could cause three clinics to have to shut its doors while jeopardizing the essential services Planned Parenthood provides such as: low cost birth control, anemia testing, cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and thyroid screening, cancer screening, HIV testing, STD testing with treatment, vaccines should you have an STD, pregnancy testing, adoption referrals, fertility awareness education, postpartum exams and trained staff to discuss all of a women’s options if she is pregnant including a referral should a woman choose to have an abortion.


In lieu, these funds will be redirected to faith-based crisis pregnancy centers, which of course will not include abortion as an option, while rape crisis clinics become at risk of losing their funding if found counseling a victim about abortion.

Our Governor does not stop there he has also managed to take away a woman’s right to decide if she wants to have a medically unnecessary trans-abdominal ultrasound, so she can hear the fetus’ heartbeat. Not only will women have to pay for this procedure, clinics have lost their transfer agreements with public hospitals putting the clinic and women at risk.

 

It seems Governor Kasich believes that pregnancies of teen children, single women, rape victims and the homeless should carry their pregnancy to term to then decide whether to give their child up for adoption or keep the child and possibly burden the already overwhelmed foster care system; according to the Ohio Adoption Photolisting Website, “over 11,000 Ohio children are living in foster families of in another out-of-home placement setting.” Not only has Governor Kasich restricted women’s right, but he has also cut the budget for welfare services to help these women support their child.


With the use of 24 pens, Ohio’s Governor set back women’s rights by 40 years! What will he do next to change our rights as women, take our property, money, vote, right to say no? Where does it end if we allow Governor Kasich to change federal laws without letting the citizens’ vote? If I still have the right to vote next year, I will vote against John Kasich.


Sincerely,
Two Sisters from Ohio

To:
John Kasich, Governor of Ohio
Ohio Governor
Ohio State Senate
Ohio State House
Overturn Ohio House Bill 59

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 7,000 signatures
    2. Potluck/Call to action

      Amanda Parker
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone, I would love to invite all of you — especially those of you in Ohio, to "We're Not Going Back" potluck/call to action. This event is hosted by Stand with Ohio Women and Ohio Reproductive Task Force. Please bring wire hangers and your stories/thoughts of why it's so important for women to have the right to choose.
      Let's stand united and spread the word about House Bill 59.

      https://www.facebook.com/events/538912156176330/

      For those of you that don't have facebook here are the details: Tuesday July 23rd at 6:00 Goodale Park in Columbus. Please bring wire hangers and your stories/feeling toward HB 59. We have a message to send to John Kasich.

      Also, if you haven't gotten a chance to follow us on facebook yet, please do as we will be posting the happenings around the state:

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stand-with-Ohio-Women/549873948410105

    3. Reached 6,000 signatures
    4. Three protests next week.

      Amanda Parker
      Petition Organizer

      Add it to your calendar. Three protests taking place next week. Share with all you know. Which ones will you be at?

      https://www.facebook.com/events/173396826171743/

      https://www.facebook.com/events/443691599063311/?ref=22

      https://www.facebook.com/events/624788134207162/

    5. Impromptu protest

      Amanda Parker
      Petition Organizer

      Hello everyone,
      Don't know who is organizing it, however, seems like a wonderful impromptu protest happening Monday. Bring signs and your voices! Great chance to catch Kasich off guard.

      https://www.facebook.com/events/443691599063311/?ref=22

      For those of you that don't have Facebook here is the info:

      Monday, July 15, 2013
      12:30pm until 3:30pm

      Weber Rd And Druid St

      Governor Kasich will be making an appearance at Indianola Informal K-8 this Monday for a PR event surrounding the signing of HB 167.
      It's a great opportunity to let Kasich know what we think of him and his policies.
      Come with signs, drums, and your voices for a peaceful but passionate protest. We'll meet on Weber Rd in front of the school, and fan out from there - possibly the corners, or along Weber.

    6. Stand with Ohio Women Facebook.

      Amanda Parker
      Petition Organizer

      If you haven't checked it out we started a facebook page. On this page we are trying to organize and inform everyone about happenings! Find out info about rallies, how you can get involved and what's next:

      https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stand-with-Ohio-Women/549873948410105

    7. Reached 1,500 signatures
    8. RALLY IN CLEVELAND!

      Amanda Parker
      Petition Organizer

      https://www.facebook.com/events/624788134207162/

      Please share. #cle4womanrally

    9. IT TAKES A LOT TO GET A LOT.

      Amanda Parker
      Petition Organizer

      It takes a lot of signatures, but let's see if we can get the attention of the White House! You've signed once, but sometimes once isn't enough.

      https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/repeal-new-restrictions-abortion-put-law-governor-john-kasich-ohio/NJzlYhGR

      repeal the new restrictions of abortion put into law by Governor John Kasich of Ohio

      we petition the obama administration to: Recently, Governor John Kasich signed new restrictions on abortion into law In Ohio. Some of these restrictions include: 1. Doctors must explain to patients seeking abortion how fetus' nerves develop, and tell them that a fetus can feel pain even in the first trimester, which there is no scientific evidence of.

    10. Reached 1,000 signatures
    11. Petition the White House.

      Amanda Parker
      Petition Organizer
      repeal the new restrictions of abortion put into law by Governor John Kasich of Ohio

      we petition the obama administration to: Recently, Governor John Kasich signed new restrictions on abortion into law In Ohio. Some of these restrictions include: 1. Doctors must explain to patients seeking abortion how fetus' nerves develop, and tell them that a fetus can feel pain even in the first trimester, which there is no scientific evidence of.

    12. Reached 50 signatures
    13. Planned Parenthood for Ohio Creates Petition

      Amanda Parker
      Petition Organizer

      Check out PPO petition to Governor Kasich here: bit.ly/Worst4Women

    14. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Joy Turner COLUMBIA STATION, OH
      • 4 months ago

      Women should not be forced to continue a pregnancy they do not want. This is about bodily autonomy. This is about access to healthcare for Ohio women.

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    • Naomi Dathan CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH
      • 4 months ago

      I never thought my daughters would face a society with fewer rights than I had. Please reverse this trend!!

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    • Anna Reed GALLOWAY, OH
      • 8 months ago

      It's wrong to take away a women choice about her body!

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    • Julie Henderson COLUMBUS, OH
      • 9 months ago

      This bill is violence against poor women, and against women in general.

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    • Bonnie Carr AMELIA, OH
      • 10 months ago

      I do believe in a woman's right to choose and I also just found out that my husban and I will not qualify for the Ohio Homestead Exemption because of this bill. We have waited for years to be able to take advantage of this tax break, now that we are finally eligible this new bill disqualifies us. People who are 65 and have lived in their homes for 25 years or more deserve this tax break!

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