The Oberlin Review

Students Should Engage in Secretary of State Race

Nathan Carpenter, Columnist

April 20, 2018

Almost immediately following President Donald Trump’s election in November 2016, political commentators and activists — particularly those on the left — turned their attention toward the 2018 elections. We now find ourselves just six months out from those elections, in which every seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, several key seats in the Senate, and many vital state-level offices will be fiercely contested. As usual, Ohioans find themselves in the thick of the political fray. Many key elections will take place in the state this November, including those for the governor’s mansion, where term-limited Governor John Kasich cannot seek reelection, and for progressive Senator Sherrod Brown’s seat, w...

Heartbeat Bill Disturbingly Unconstitutional

Jordan Yonkofski, Contributing Writer

December 9, 2016

The Ohio Congress passed the anti-abortion “Heartbeat Bill” Tuesday in a move that gravely threatens the constitutional rights of pregnant people. The bill prevents a pregnant person from getting an abortion once the heartbeat of the fetus can be detected. This would outlaw a majority of abortions, since a heartbeat can be detected in utero as early as six weeks after conception. At this point in a pregnancy, many people don’t even know that they are pregnant. If the Heartbeat Bill is signed into law, Ohio would have some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S. The bill was approved Tuesday evening by the Ohio Senate and proceeded to the Ohio House of Representatives, where it passed within hours. T...

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