Ohio Lawmakers Give Up On Anti-Choice Legislation

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The Ohio Senate will not vote on two hotly contested pieces of anti-choice legislation -- one that would have imposed the strictest abortion in the nation, and one that sought to strip funding from the state's Planned Parenthood clinics -- during their lame duck session this year, the current Speaker of the Senate announced on Tuesday. State Speaker Tom Niehaus (R-OH) confirmed to the Columbus Dispatch that the Senate's agenda for the rest of the year will not include those two bills, after he suggested earlier this month that state lawmakers might attempt to push them through: The New Richmond Republican said publicly what has been hinted privately for more than a week -- that despite support from House Republicans, and some in his own caucus, the Senate's agenda in the lame-duck legislative session will not include these controversial bills.

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