REMINDER: #OHSEN Field Would Overrule Ohioans By Passing National Abortion Ban
November 9, 2023
Columbus, OH – Despite Ohioans voting to protect abortion access and overturn the state’s current dangerous abortion ban this week by passing State Issue 1, the entire #OHSEN field has said they would overrule Ohioans by voting for a national abortion ban in the Senate.
REMINDER: The #OHSEN field supports dangerous abortion bans and would vote for a national ban:
- 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 was a “priority” and said he would support a national abortion ban.
What Ohioans are reading about the #OHSEN field after voting to protect reproductive rights:
Ohio Capital Journal: Ohio Democrats working to tie GOP candidates to unpopular abortion stances after Issue 1 rout
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- In the U.S. Senate primary, all three Republicans loudly opposed the reproductive rights amendment; Republican candidates for Congress in hotly contested races did the same.
- “Every single Republican candidate running against Sherrod Brown in the primary — Frank LaRose, Bernie Moreno and Matt Dolan — all support a national abortion ban,” Walters argued. “And if they are elected, they will go to Washington to try to override the will of the Ohio voters through a national abortion ban.”
- U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, posted a video Wednesday hammering his Republican opponents for their stances. Walters argued next year’s election will be a referendum on the reproductive rights — even if the abortion issue itself isn’t on the ballot.
- “Ohio voters are smart, they understand what’s in front of them,” Walters said. “They will understand next year that sending one of these out of touch Republicans to Washington will merely empower folks who do not believe in choice, who do not believe in democracy.”
- “In Northeast Ohio, you have counties that were traditionally in the Democratic base stretching from Toledo all the way to the Pennsylvania border, that have largely fallen to Republicans,” he described. “And what you saw was a sweep for Issue 1, from Toledo all the way to Erie, Pennsylvania. And I really think that is a blueprint for how Sherrod Brown could win another term.”
- In past statements, Bernie Moreno has backed a 15-week national abortion ban that allows states to impose stiffer restrictions.
- On Meet the Press, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said he’d vote for a national ban if it came up in the U.S. Senate. He wasn’t specific about what he wanted to see, but said he voted for Ohio’s six-week ban and described it as “a good standard.”
- State Sen. Matt Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls prefers leaving the decision to the state, but The Dispatch reports he’d give a national ban “a second look.”
- Ohio Capital Journal reached out to all three candidates to see if they had any comment in the wake of Issue 1’s results. None of them responded.
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