DeWine Signs Most Extreme Abortion Ban In The Nation

Near-total Abortion Ban Abandons Maternal Health, Provides No Exceptions For Rape And Incest

COLUMBUS — Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper released the following statement Thursday after Mike DeWine signed into law the nation’s most extreme abortion ban, which is expected to lead to another costly legal fight:

“Beyond its violation of the constitution, this law takes Ohio in the wrong direction. A woman should have the ability to make her own personal decision about whether or not to become a parent, and no politician should interfere in that decision. This bill is a disgrace, and it will endanger women’s lives in Ohio.

“Sadly, this is more of the same for Mike DeWine, who is never afraid to waste Ohioans’ hard-earned tax dollars defending his personal, ideological positions, which he insists on turning into government policy in violation of the constitution.”