Let’s redefine pregnancy in a state budget. Yeah, let’s!

Last night Rachel Maddow covered some sneaky tactics used by the GOP to impose new anti-abortion laws in Ohio using the state budget. This made me so mad I almost threw stuff at the TV screen.

None of the items covered are particularly new… Redefinition of when pregnancy begins, forced ultrasounds that the patient has to pay for, prepared statements the state compels providers to read aloud to patients. What is new here is that the GOP used the state budget to get these in all hush-hush like. It circumvented any debate or conversation as to why these provisions were needed in a state budget.