If Issue One Passes, Ohio Could Become the Next Indiana With Total Abortion Ban
August 2, 2023
Columbus, OH – Yesterday, Indiana’s near-total abortion law went into effect, inserting GOP politicians into the personal, private healthcare decisions of millions of Indiana women. Corrupt, out-of-touch politicians here in Ohio are working toward the same goal and have admitted that State Issue 1 is designed to prevent Ohioans from protecting abortion rights to achieve their ultimate goal of passing a total abortion ban.
“If State Issue 1 passes, out-of-touch politicians here in Ohio will follow Indiana’s lead by passing a total abortion ban. The best way to stop their war on women dead in its tracks? Voting no on Issue One next Tuesday. We must keep the power in the hands of the people, not politicians, by defeating Issue One and telling these corrupt Republicans: we won’t go back,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chair Elizabeth Walters.
It’s clear that the upcoming August election is just the latest step in the Republican playbook to implement a total abortion ban here in Ohio:
- After months of denying the truth, Frank LaRose admitted the truth, saying the quiet part out loud that next week’s election is ‘100 percent’ about abortion.
- After the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Republican Attorney Dave Yost rushed to implement a six-week abortion ban, one of the most extreme in the nation. He then went on national television to cast doubt on a ten-year-old rape victim who was forced to travel out of state for reproductive healthcare. Yost refused to apologize when her story turned out to be true.
- GOP Governor Mike DeWine told a group of anti-abortion activists that he wanted ‘to go as far as we can’ to limit abortion protections here in Ohio.
- And Republican state legislator Jean Schmidt – who called rape an ‘opportunity’ – told a conservative radio host that she would consider banning birth control.