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Issue 1 has passed!!!
Voters back abortion rights, but some foes won’t relent. Is the commitment to democracy in question?
"We.Are.Not.Done.," Ohio state Rep. Jennifer Gross declared on the social media platform X two days after voters enshrined the right to abortion in the state constitution earlier this month. She and 25 other Republican lawmakers vowed to block the amendment from reversing Ohio's existing abortion restrictions...read more here
It is important that Ohioans know the truth behind the misinformation that people are sharing.
Backers blast revised ballot language for Ohio’s fall abortion amendment as misleading
The Ohio Ballot Board approved language Thursday for a fall measure seeking to establish abortion access as a fundamental right, but one Democratic member blasted it as “rife with misleading and defective language.”
LaRose’s summary turned that section on its head. It now says the amendment would “always allow an unborn child to be aborted at any stage of pregnancy, regardless of viability if, in the treating physician’s determination” the life and health exception applies.
“The entire summary is propaganda,” said Lauren Blauvelt, co-chair of Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights, the statewide coalition of organizations supporting abortion rights and related causes that has proposed the amendment.
“The amendment that is put forward is clear about reproductive freedom and reproductive health care decisions that Ohioans should be able to make for themselves, and that is ultimately what the vote in November will be about,” she said...read more here
More Texas counties are trying to prevent people from using specific roads to get an abortion
Lubbock County has about 317,000 residents and far outnumbers the population of the three other Texas counties — Mitchell, Goliad and Cochran — that have approved the ordinance in recent months, with each county’s population counting fewer than 10,000 residents.
“Texans already live under some of the most restrictive and dangerous abortion bans in the country, yet anti-abortion extremists continue to push additional unnecessary, confusing and fear-inducing barriers to essential healthcare,” said Autumn Keiser, spokesperson for Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas.
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More hospitals across the US are closing maternity wards
However, another reason some hospitals may be shutting programs is due to the challenging landscape since the June 2023 Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Since then, at least 16 states have ceased nearly all abortions due to restrictions -- and the count could rise as states such as Arizona and Florida face court challenges to their strict bans.
Earlier this year, Bonner General Health in Sandpoint -- 400 miles north of Boise, Idaho and serving about 9,000 people -- said it would nolonger be providing obstetrical care due in part to the state's "legal and political climate," indirectly referring to recent restrictions on abortions.
"We have made every effort to avoid eliminating these services," Ford Elsaesser, BGH's board president, said in a news release at that time. "We hoped to be the exception, but our challenges are impossible to overcome now." ...read more here
This is what Frank LaRose wants you to think you are voting on. He used inflammatory language not scientific in order to confuse and mislead voters. Notice how it fails to mention
- Fertility Treatment
- Continuing one's own pregnancy
- Miscarriage care
They just refer to abortion over and over again.
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Dr. Anita Somani
Ohio Supreme Court could reinstate 6-week abortion ban ahead of Nov. vote
Arguments will begin on Sept. 27th, 2023 on the six week abortion ban currently on hold in Ohio. Rep. Dr. Anita Somani, who was also a guest speaker at our Women's History Month Dinner, is very concerned of the number of lives that could be lost due to one of the harshest abortion bans being reinstated ahead of the general election this fall.
When a Republican representative was asked for comment Rep. Josh Williams had this to say. “You engaged in adult activity, you have a reasonable time to get done with your beer goggles and your bad decisions and say, ‘let me go and talk to my doctor,'”
Let us remind everyone, not every woman or child who becomes pregnant is a promiscuous, adulterous, evil person who deserves to be forced to raise an unwanted child so that they will repent and find their way. What we are talking about is a one size fits all ban that harm innocent people, it removes only safe abortions it will never prevent all of them. It will force more ten year old children to give birth....read more here
50% + 1 of votes needed to pass
Signatures from 44 counties needed to submit.
A cure period is allowed to gather additional signatures if needed.
Keeps the process the same as it has been since 1912
60% of voters needed to pass
Signatures from 88 counties needed to submit.
If more signatures are needed, the process must completely start over.
Takes away power from citizens
Billionaire backing effort to raise Ohio amendment threshold funded election deniers, Jan. 6 rally
An out-of-state donor who wants to make it a lot harder for voters to amend the Ohio Constitution has a history of supporting candidates who falsely deny the results of the 2020 presidential election — and he’s a major supporter of groups that helped organize the rally on Jan. 6, 2021 that led to a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. - Ohio Capitol Journal
TOP 5 REASONS TO VOTE NO ON ISSUE 1 ON AUGUST 8TH
On August 8, 2023, Ohioans will be asked to decide one of the most consequential elections in our lifetime. The question is: Should Ohioans break from 110 years of our history and make it harder for citizens to amend our constitution? Of course, we shouldn’t. - ACLU
Ohio Sec. of State LaRose admits making constitution harder to amend is ‘100% about… abortion’
In the video, he adds that although it is about abortion now, it would be useful down the road to combat what he calls “dangerous plans” from the “Left.”
“The next thing they want to do is put a $15 an hour minimum wage in our state constitution,” he said. “And who knows what’s next? Marijuana?” Ohio Capitol Journal
Read the full text of the ballot initiative below.
Important Conversations About Restoring Reproductive Rights in Ohio
Read the full text of the ballot initiative below.