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State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today issued a statement on the latest extreme total abortion ban introduced by House Republican lawmakers this week.


“Roe v. Wade (1973) is the law of the land when it comes to abortion. It is a federal law and for us Ohio legislators to try and propose legislation that would trump federal law is wrong,” said State Rep. Brent. “Doctors should not have to fear murder charges for providing safe, abortion options for women. We need to protect women’s reproductive rights and not threaten to take them away.”

 
 
 
  
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Rep. Brent: House Republicans Vote To Protect The Confederate Flag

 

While Ohioans were sleeping, House Democratic lawmakers were offering two amendments on the House floor late Thursday and early Friday that would have prohibited the sale, display, possession or distribution of Confederate memorabilia at county and independent fairs, following a similar rule instituted by the Ohio State Fair in 2015. The motions came during floor debate on House Bill 665, which made several other changes to laws on local and county fairs. The U.S. MarinesU.S. Navy and NASCAR recently announced similar bans on Confederate memorabilia. Republicans rejected the amendments largely along party lines, voting instead to protect the sale of the Confederate flag. 



 
 

House Democrats: "House Republicans Vote To Protect The Confederate Flag"

 

While Ohioans were sleeping, House Democratic lawmakers were offering two amendments on the House floor late Thursday and early Friday that would have prohibited the sale, display, possession or distribution of Confederate memorabilia at county and independent fairs, following a similar rule instituted by the Ohio State Fair in 2015. The motions came during floor debate on House Bill 665, which made several other changes to laws on local and county fairs. The U.S. MarinesU.S. Navy and NASCAR recently announced similar bans on Confederate memorabilia. Republicans rejected the amendments largely along party lines, voting instead to protect the sale of the Confederate flag. 



 
 

Rep. Juanita Brent Decries Racist Attacks, Says Coronavirus An Opportunity To Come Together

 

Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today issued a statement in support of Northeast Ohio’s Chinese, Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities amid increased racist incidents as COVID-19 continues its spread across the country. Brent noted that the Cleveland area is home to the state’s largest Chinese, Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities. 



 
 

Rep. Brent Statement On Latest GOP Extreme Abortion Ban

 
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State Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) today issued a statement on the latest extreme total abortion ban introduced by House Republican lawmakers this week.