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Ohio’s Slave Trade

Ohio’s Slave Trade

Sex sells.  And in Ohio, it trades pretty well, too.  In fact, Ohio is putting up some huge numbers, ranking fifth on the charts for U.S. human trafficking. Fifth-worst, that is. In the Buckeye State, 88% of human trafficking is “sex trafficking.”  Although fairly covert (especially to those who don’t wish to see it), this

Aborted Baby or Roasted Peanut?

Tim O’Brien’s award-winning novel The Things They Carried frequently appears on required reading lists for high school, college, and graduate students. It offers a cautionary tale of how the culture of violence that developed among combat forces during the Vietnam War permanently damaged the emotional health of those who faced the daily reality of witnessing

Did the Hispanic Vote Support the Wrong Party in Nov. 2012?

The Democratic Party has prided itself on being the champion of our nation’s disadvantaged for generations.  Starting with the labor movement in the late 19th century, Democrats have advertised themselves as the destroyers of inequality, even though the minority Republican Party of the 1960s voted for the Civil Rights Acts of 1960 and 1964 plus

Abortion Activists Condemn Patient-Protective Legislation

Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it. —Dave Barry We expect patient safety and full medical information with surgical procedures. Yet abortion activists are fomenting hysteria about provisions in the Ohio budget that increase such protections for women and their unborn children. The majority of Americans do not want their tax funding

Ohio Protects Late-Term Abortionist

UPDATE 7/2/2013 at 3:08 p.m.: The second footnote was modified to indicate that Governor Kasich has since signed the budget bill with pro-life provisions intact. — OCR Editors UPDATE 6/28/13 at 4:38 p.m.: A footnote was added to the last sentence about abortion-related provisions in the budget bill being sent to the Governor at the

Ohio Medicaid Expansion Tied to Anti-Life Policies

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away. (Elvis Presley) If we can say anything good about President Obama’s health law it is that it has forced us as citizens to delve into the intricate details of where our tax monies are being spent under an

One Heartbeat Away

As historic legislation passes in other states, Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill awaits an uncertain fate. Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill may have been pronounced dead during the last session of the Ohio Senate, but it could get a second chance at life in 2013 (unlike those it aims to protect). Five months ago, then-Senate President Tom Niehaus (R-New

The Family is in Trouble

The family is in trouble. Family life is changing, and the changes are troubling. There’s no question that the nuclear family – the social unit of dad, mom and the kids – is showing signs of decline. No matter which metric we use – out-of-wedlock births, abortions, divorce, single-parent families —the numbers are depressing. Or