ELECTION DAY IN OHIO: What You Need to Know About The #OHSEN Field’s Support for Banning Abortion
November 7, 2023
Columbus, OH – Today, Ohioans will vote on a ballot amendment to protect reproductive rights and overturn the state’s current dangerous abortion ban. As they head to the polls, here’s what Ohioans need to know about State Issue 1, the #OHSEN field’s support for banning abortion, and Frank LaRose’s efforts to silence and “intentionally mislead” Ohioans.
1. Voting Yes on Issue 1 would stop Ohio’s current dangerous abortion ban and put Ohio women – not politicians – back in charge of their personal health care decisions.
2. The entire #OHSEN field supports dangerous abortion bans, including bans with no exceptions for rape or incest, and would vote for a national abortion ban in the Senate.
- At his campaign launch, Bernie Moreno said he is “unequivocally pro-life.” Moreno supports a national abortion ban and does not support exceptions for rape, incest, or life of the mother.
- Frank LaRose supports a national abortion ban, opposes exceptions for rape or incest, and celebrated the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
- Matt Dolan celebrated the overturning of Roe v. Wade, calling it “exciting.” Dolan said defeating the November amendment – which would uphold Ohio’s current dangerous abortion ban without exceptions – is a “priority.”
3. Frank LaRose has played a leading role in intentionally silencing and misleading Ohioans to ban abortion.
- First, LaRose made himself the face of August’s State Issue 1, an amendment designed to silence Ohioans and benefit special interests, which cost Ohio taxpayers $18 million.
- After his August amendment flopped, LaRose rewrote the ballot language for the November amendment to “intentionally mislead” and confuse Ohioans. Recent polls show that LaRose’s language has a measurable impact on support for State Issue 1 when compared to the original ballot language and could be “critical” to the outcome despite a majority of Ohioans supporting abortion rights.
The original ballot language supported by more than 700,000 Ohioans:
LaRose’s “inaccurate and inflammatory” ballot language:
- In a last ditch effort, LaRose “quietly purged” nearly 27,000 Ohio voters from the voting rolls ahead of the November election – leaving voters little-to-no time to re-register and cast their ballots today.