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.”