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Groups calling on Ohio lawmakers to reverse restrictions on women's health care, abortions
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 3:02 AM EDT
A Statehouse rally opposing Ohio laws that limit access to abortions and other women's health care is drawing participants from around the state and country.
Feminist Majority Foundation president Ellie Smeal is among speakers.
Smeal says she hopes the rally will show Ohio's Republican-dominated Legislature that Ohio women don't want clinics to close that provide inexpensive services including pap smears, birth control, testing for sexually transmitted diseases and abortions.
Abortion opponents are urging Ohio legislators to impose more stringent abortion restrictions.