Ohio Abortion Bill Could Be First of Many in Republican-Controlled House

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Lorraine Fende, Democrat sponsor of the late-term abortion ban
  • Lorraine Fende, Democract sponsor of the late-term abortion ban

Ohio Republicans are wasting no time throwing their majority weight around the statehouse. But a small band of off-the-reservation Democrats have tossed a GOP-style grenade of their own in recent weeks.

State Representative Lorraine Fende (D-Willowick) was the lead sponsor of an anti-abortion bill that was rushed onto the schedule of the lame-duck session in December, as if to get a jump-start on the Republican takeover in January. At the time she said she prioritized the bill above the state budget, according to a memo intercepted by the pro-choice group NARAL Ohio.

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