COLUMBUS, OHIO – In response to Ohio Republicans’ introduction of a bill that would force medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds on women, Ohio Democratic Party Deputy Executive Director Liz Brown released the following statement:
“In what world did Republicans decide that forcing invasive transvaginal ultrasounds, lectures, and flat-out lies to women in the doctor’s office would somehow be in the best interests of Ohioans? What’s more, this GOP bill eliminates a doctor’s ability to provide immediate and sometimes life-saving care when a women’s health is at risk.
“From forcing these medically unnecessary procedures, to defunding Planned Parenthood, to jeopardizing funding for rape crisis centers, the GOP is sending a clear message that they plan a continued assault aimed squarely at women’s health and privacy.
“If the Republican Party spent as much time focused on the economy as they do trying to publicly shame women while simultaneously compromising their health care, perhaps Ohio would not have fallen to 47th in the nation in job growth.”