In response to a proposed ban on an abortion procedure known as dilation and evacuation, a group of women in Ohio attended a committee hearing yesterday dressed as characters from the hugely popular television series The Handmaid's Tale.
Wearing long red cloaks and white bonnets, the women gathered at the Statehouse in order to fight proposed legislation which would criminalise a common abortion procedure.
Deemed 'dismemberment abortion' by anti-abortion campaigners, the process, which is typically carried out in the second trimester, involves removing a foetus from the womb with a forceps.
The Senate Bill 145 has been sponsored by members of Ohio's Republican party, who deem the procedure 'inhumane'.
Exceptions to the proposed bill can, however, be made if the woman's life is in danger. Critics of the proposed bill have dubbed it unconstitutional.
Commenting on the women's silent protest inspired by Margaret Atwood's book, one Twitter use wrote: "This is a BRILLIANT protest move but I am sobbing because it's real."
"This is savage, and I'm totally here for it," wrote another while a fellow Twitter user added: "Wow. Protest game on point."
Nine people have been transported to hospital following an active shooter situation at Ohio State University in Columbus.
Shortly before 10am local time, OSU Emergency Management & Fire Prevention issued a “Buckeye Alert” over Twitter encouraging students to “Run Hide Fight”.
Campus police advised people to take shelter and avoid the Watts Hall area of the college, where the shooting had been reported.
According to The Huffington Post, multiple students heard gunshots.
We thought Jay-Z and Beyonce were good, after giving lots of PDA at the BET awards last Sunday. But the Jay-Z affair rumours are rife again, as fans are now claiming that Queen B herself, may have hinted at a possible marital affair during her Ohio concert over the weekend.
So what caused fans to think that Beyonce was having a dig at her husband? Well she changed a line in her song called Resentment from: “Been riding with you for six years,” to “Been riding with you for 12 years” – which is length of time she’s been with Jay Z (they started dating in 2002).
The song coincidentally is about a woman who is hurt after discovering that her partner has cheated on her and also includes lines: “I tried and I tried to forget this. But I’m too damn full of resentment. I know she was attractive but I was here first”.
The couple have been surrounded by cheating rumours ever since footage emerged of Solange attacking Jay-Z in a lift last May.
Joan Rivers went too far this time with comments she made on ‘The Today Show’ in the US. Watch the video for the full reveal of what crossed her lips. Shocking!