It’s a new week, but with new abortion bans making its way through the Ohio legislature. We must stop these bans by the end of the year before they become law!
Check out the recap below to find out how we helped delay — and all but stopped — the six-week abortion ban (House Bill 258) last week. But now a new threat to reproductive freedom has developed.
Tomorrow, the Ohio House will hold a committee vote on Senate Bill 145, the "Abortion Method Ban." This bill is just as dangerous, immoral, and unconstitutional as the six-week abortion ban. Neither bill provides exceptions for rape and incest, and both proposed laws would criminalize doctors and make it more difficult for people to access abortion care.
TAKE ACTION: Call or email Ohio Speaker Ryan Smith and tell him to #StopTheBans!
Faith Voices Against the Six-Week Abortion Ban
Last Tuesday, we gathered with hundreds of activists at the Statehouse for a “We Won’t Go Back” rally. Patients, medical professionals, and faith leaders gathered to voice their opposition to House Bill 258, the six-week abortion ban.
The next day, our executive director joined 30 other witnesses to testify against the six-week abortion ban. We were profoundly honored to stand with rape and trafficking survivors, physicians, advocates, parents, and so many others who value the moral agency of women to decide what is best for their reproductive lives and families.
The following day, we held a faith leader press conference to firmly and faithfully oppose the six-week abortion ban and all restrictions on reproductive freedom.
Thanks to supporters like you and our relentless movement partners, we were able to delay a vote on this bill, which will make it all but impossible for legislators to sign it into law by the end of the year!
Donate to #StopTheBans
With the fight heating up on the Abortion Method Ban this week, we need your support now more than ever.
Make a donation today to support our ongoing work. Help ensure all Ohioans can make their own reproductive decisions according to their individual faith and conscience — all without political interference.