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Emails Show Pro-Life Lobbyist Helped Craft Recent Anti-Abortion Bill

Dec 13, 2019

State Representative John Becker
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Newly released emails show an anti-abortion Ohio lawmaker who proposed legislation extending insurance coverage to a procedure considered medically impossible worked closely on the bill with a conservative lobbyist. 

Republican State Representative John Becker got help from Barry Sheets, a lobbyist for Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio. Sheets empowered Becker to push back against questions about the medical grounding and potential threats to pregnant women in the bill's language.