Statements about Abortion

Says proposed anti-abortion legislation "would force women facing the most personal of health decisions to endure a transvaginal ultrasound."

Says Ohio budget item later signed into law by Gov. John Kasich requires women seeking an abortion to undergo a  "mandatory vaginal probe."

Says abortion increases the risk of breast cancer.

Says out-of-state abortion clinics "have marketed their services to minors" in states with parental consent laws.

Rob Portman shares "radical, ideological views" toward women.

"Marcy Kaptur voted against a ban which would have prevented the aborting of a baby girl for the sole reason that she's a girl."

"The fact is 90-percent of Down Syndrome children were aborted in this country."

Says abortion is "the most common surgery in our country."

"Statistics bear out that any time a country, a state, makes more restrictive abortion laws ... fatalities go up and abortions actually increase."

"We've seen more anti-women's choice bills introduced in the first half of this session than we've seen in the last three General Assemblies."

"Ohio’s Planned Parenthood operations received millions of taxpayer dollars via federal grants in 2010 and 2011."

"Josh Mandel used to be pro-choice, now he’s anti-choice. He used to be sympathetic towards gay and lesbians and now he’s [not]."

"There’s actually 600 abortions done after the 20th week of pregnancy every year in Ohio."

"Eighty-seven percent of private insurance plans currently include (abortion) coverage."

"For every 33 pregnant women that walk into a Planned Parenthood clinic, 32 receive an abortion."

Says that in Ohio "right now, you could be 8½ months pregnant and have an abortion for no reason."

"The Department of Health and Human Services is providing $160 million to the state of Pennsylvania to set up a new high-risk insurance pool program that would cover any abortion legal in the state."

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