Christina Hagan

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The Ohio House has approved by a vote of 59 to 35 a controversial bill that bans abortion at the point which a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

Republican Christina Hagan of Alliance is a sponsor of what is called the “heartbeat bill.” She testified for it while wearing her twin infants in a sling across her chest.

“Motherhood isn’t easy but it’s necessary. It’s the reason every one of us are here today. It’s the reason every one of us have a living, beating heart," she said.

50th District Ohio House Representative Christina Hagan

Editor’s note: Anthony Gonzalez’s name was originally misspelled in this article.

Two of the Ohio Republican Party’s rising young conservatives squared off in the 16th Congressional District primary. They were competing to be the nominee to run for the seat being vacated by Republican Jim Renacci,

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A rare 16th Congressional District Republican debate last night revealed little difference on the issues between the two front runners. But attitude was a different matter. And, he third candidate on the stage stood apart on both issues and attitude.

State rep. Christian Hagan talks to reporters
Statehouse News Bureau

Some companies, especially those in the healthcare fields, require their employees to get flu shots each year. A newly released bill would make that requirement, for anyone, illegal.  

Republican Representative Christina Hagan says she hears from Ohioans who have been in their fields for decades, especially those in medical careers, who continue to lose their jobs or be penalized because they refuse to get a flu vaccine. She says there’s no good reason for any employer to require employees to get the shot.

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State lawmakers who want Ohio to join a group of states in calling for a constitutional convention brought in some conservative star power to make their case.