The Ed Show | November 14, 2012
>>> an extremist agenda, just one week after an election in which voters re-elected president obama and reaffirmed progressive ideals.
>>> well, they didn't get the memo in ohio . today, a house committee approved a bill to essentially defund planned parenthood . house bill 298 passed on a party line vote, and it will strip $1.7 million from planned parenthood . near nearly 100,000 women in the state use planned parenthood , mostly for preventative care and birth control. every single medical professional in the state testified against the bill. at a news conference opposing the measure, ohio state senator nina turner wore a t-shirt, offering a different meaning for gop . there's a closer shot of the t-shirt. so you get the picture. it's not just about planned parenthood . ohio republicans also want to revive the so-called heartbeat bill. which would unconstitutionally ban all abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. on election day , 56% of ohioans say they believe abortions should be legal all or most of the time. joining me again tonight is ohio state senator , nina turner. senator, great to have you with us tonight. i guess your t-shirt says it all. what the heck is going on in ohio ? they just haven't got the message. is this going to pass, to defund planned parenthood ?
>> it will, ed. unless god himself comes down here, and even that, i'm not so sure. you know, the gop will not be satisfied until women are barefoot, pregnant, and back home by 5:00 p.m . to cook dinner. and as one of my tweeter fans put, back in the binders. you know, it makes absolutely no sense. they don't want women to have any choices or any voices. this is not about whether somebody is pro-abortion or pro-choice. this is about whether or not will have the preventative care , services that they deserve and they need. this is about our sisters, our daughters, our mothers, our aunts. and an ideology that has gone absolutely wrong. ed, i've said it many times before. i am absolutely, unequivocally convinced that the republicans have lost their ever-loving minds.
>> what about governor kasich? is his hands on this too? where does he stand?
>> well, you know, ed, you know, i saw information that the governor met with the gop to talk the lame duck agenda. i'm not so sure whether or not they mentioned this to him or not. the fact of the matter is, he does know now, and he has not said anything up until this point, but this is about an extremisist agenda being pushed by the gop legislature, namely in the ohio house . and as you mentioned in your opening about the so-called heartbeat bill, that would effectively make roe v. wade not the law of the land in the state of ohio , which is unconstitutional, and even if a woman is dying, she could not have an abortion in the state if it passes. it is not the heartbeat bill, it is the heartless bill. and we're sick and tired of men trying to make women second class citizens in this state and in this nation. and i hope that all folks are outraged by this, ed. this is immoral to take services away from poor women , young women , african-american, latino, asian. you just name it. women are not second class citizens and we are not extensions of children. we are grown women and we know how to make decisions when it comes to our own bodies.
>> nina , i understand that you're considering running for secretary of state of ohio to replace john huested in 2004 . is that correct?
>> well, i am considering that ed. we will see. but ohioans need not only state legislators who will stand up for their rights, but they also need to have a secretary of state who understands that voting in this state has nothing to do what your party affiliation is. it is a fundamental right and it should be protected by the secretary of state , not abridged.
>> all right. state senator nina turner, thanks for joining us tonight. appreciate your time. crazy stuff happening in ohio . it just starts right up, doesn't it? a week after the election. i'm ed schultz . "the rachel maddow show" starts right now.
>> i'm so happy you had her on. we'll be talking about that later on in this show too. and that t-shirt is one for the smithsonian.
>> it certainly is. there's no doubt.
>> thank you, ed.
>> thank you.
>>> thanks to you at home for joining us this hour. in his first press conference