Mandate opposite of what Maddow claims
Says Ohio budget item later signed into law by Gov. John Kasich requires women seeking an abortion to undergo a "mandatory vaginal probe."
Studies differ on size of the gap
"Women in Ohio earn on average 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man."
Radical injection of hyperbole
Ohio Democratic Party
Rob Portman shares "radical, ideological views" toward women.
Any way you look at it, women fare worse
"The poorest in this country are women."
Cause-and-effect impact not established
"Statistics bear out that any time a country, a state, makes more restrictive abortion laws ... fatalities go up and abortions actually increase."
Poverty heightens health care challenge
Attacks on Planned Parenthood "come at a time when the poverty rate among women is the highest in nearly two decades and 1 in 5 women under 65 don’t have access to health care."
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