The clock is ticking on women’s reproductive rights here in Toledo. It seems that neither UTMC or Promedica are any closer to granting transfer agreements to Toledo’s abortion clinics. We need to keep putting pressure on Promedica and UTMC to extend transfer agreements to the Center for Choice and Capital Care.
Earlier in April, the inspectors from the Ohio Dept. Of Health have been at the Center for Choice in Toledo, Ohio. They continued their inspection within the following days. The Ohio Dept. of Health has wasted no time in moving in to begin the process to shut down the Center for Choice.
Ohio NOW will be demonstrating at the UT Board of Trustee meeting Monday May 13 at noon at the Driscoll Center, across Bancroft from U Hall. Please come if you can make it, we need to have a good turn out so that so that the trustees get the message.
We are asking folks to email and snail mail letters to the UT Board of Trustees and ProMedica asking them to please support women’s reproductive rights. It is best that we make these very cordial letters in the hopes that they will support us in opposing Lloyd Jacobs position against granting transfer agreements. Click for the names and addresses.
And don’t forget to send letters to the editor of the Blade. We need to keep this in the news until it is resolved. Anita Rios [email@example.com] 419-243-8772
for more info: Anita Rios, president of Toledo NOW 419-243-8772 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ARE YOU SAFE?
Carla Hale was recently fired from her 19 year teaching position at Bishop Watterson High School after listing her female partner’s name in her mother’s obituary.
Show Your Support – Sign the Change.org Petition to
have her reinstated http://www.change.org/petitions/diocese-of-columbus-reinstate-faculty-member-carla-hale
Sexual Orientation Discrimination is illegal in Columbus and Franklin County, but there is no Ohio statewide law.
According to a contract between the Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus and the Central Ohio Association of Catholic Educators, teachers can be terminated for “immorality” or “serious unethical conduct.”
Cases like these have Supreme Court precedent such as the 2012 HOSANNA-TABOR EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH AND SCHOOL v. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION ET AL. ruling.
Sen. Portman-Shame on You!
We expect our Ohio Senators to stand up for their constituents and do the right thing. But Senator Rob Portman has failed the people of Ohio and the vast majority of Americans. When faced with intimidation from the NRA and the Washington gun lobby, Sen. Portman defied his constituents and voted no on expanding criminal background checks.
Now the gloves are off. The NRA and the gun lobby are looking to celebrate this cowardly vote. Sen. Portman chose to do nothing while victims of gun violence and their families stood in the chamber. It’s important that we expose Senator Portman’s vote against the 83% of Ohioans who support common sense reform. And you can do just that by sending a “Letter to the Editor” to Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton and other Ohio cities newspaper near you.