As Ohio moves forward with defunding Planned Parenthood and the Supreme Court considers an important case that will impact abortion restrictions in many states, the Ohio Religious Coalition of Reproductive Choice is loudly campaigning against political attacks that seek to restrict women’s access to reproductive healthcare.

This past Sunday (February 28, 2016), Rev. Young was quoted in a Columbus Dispatch article aptly titled, “Planned Parenthood supporters in Ohio say they’re being ignored.”

Other voices that go unheeded include religious leaders who support abortion and other reproductive rights, said the Rev. Laura Young, a United Methodist minister who directs the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.

Passing legislation based on one particular religious view — the view that opposes abortion rights — ‘amounts to religious discrimination, not religious freedom,’ she said. ‘I don’t feel that Ohio, by defunding Planned Parenthood, is extending the compassion and care that we have the ability and the responsibility to do.’

Ohio RCRC was also featured in a video posted on Wednesday (March 2, 2016) by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. In “Ohioans join thousands rallying for — and against — abortion rights at U.S. Supreme Court,” Rev. Young said, “I’m here to make sure that ALL women have access to abortion services when they need them. And people of faith ARE pro-choice and they ARE voters.”