Where is the Consistent Ethic of Life in Senate Bill 23?

Where is the Consistent Ethic of Life in Senate Bill 23?

God's call to care for the vulnerable means that we should look first to the actual persons who are already breathing in this world. In domestic violence situations, men often withhold contraception as a way to control their partners. Forcing a birth isn't going to do anything about that.

Senate Bill 23 Strips Away Women's Moral Agency

Senate Bill 23 Strips Away Women's Moral Agency

Senate Bill 23 is not about life or love. It is not about compassion for the unborn. It is a punitive measure that seeks to enforce a fundamentalist, sexist religious agenda on the women of Ohio and, as such, it must be defeated.

Why the Six-Week Abortion Ban is Cruel and Heartless

Why the Six-Week Abortion Ban is Cruel and Heartless

My faith teaches that it is a gift from God that a woman can have a safe and legal abortion if she believes that is best for her and her situation. So whose moral, spiritual, and scientific belief should prevail in Ohio?

SB 23: An Affront to Jewish Values & Practices

SB 23: An Affront to Jewish Values & Practices

It is dark and dangerous to substitute the moral posture of certain legislators (based solely on those lawmakers’ religious beliefs vs. medical or public health concerns) for a woman’s own judgment, spiritual and theological discernment, and deliberation about her own physical and mental health and how her reproductive choices impact her future.

Reading Between the Lines of the Six-Week Abortion Ban

Reading Between the Lines of the Six-Week Abortion Ban

Those who feel compelled to take away the rights of women moves from one of service, seeking the welfare of all — to one willing to commit violence through stigma and denigration and the imposition of a patriarchy that betrays the well-being of We the People.

The Six-Week Abortion Ban Violates Jewish Law

The Six-Week Abortion Ban Violates Jewish Law

As crushing as that pregnancy loss was, I came through it because of the love of my family and the care of a medical system and a legal system which took me as a woman, as a mother, as a human being with a unique and difficult circumstance — as well as that potential life inside me — seriously.

Senate Bill 23 Has No Heart or Compassion

Senate Bill 23 Has No Heart or Compassion

For the next 140 mornings, Amy would have to face each new day knowing that the fetus in her belly was dying. The belly bump and fetal heartbeat did not tell the full story or even hint at the pain or the tragedy. SB23 is inhumane and immoral. It tells Amy, we don’t care about you.

Senate Bill 23 Hurts Appalachian Women & Communities

Senate Bill 23 Hurts Appalachian Women & Communities

Senate Bill 23 (the six-week abortion ban) would be unquestionably disastrous for women in my community, intruding into their personal healthcare freedoms in ineffective and unconstitutional ways.

The Six-Week Abortion Ban Takes Us Backwards

The Six-Week Abortion Ban Takes Us Backwards

I am old enough to remember the 1960’s and what happened to some of my teenage friends faced with unwanted pregnancy. I remember, which is why I know that a 6-week ban imposes a deadline long before most young women even know they are pregnant. I remember which is why I know that this ban will not stop abortions — if that is our goal.