Columbus — Although the Ohio House voted to override Governor Kasich’s veto of the six week abortion ban, the attempt to override the measure in the Senate failed.
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said: “Access to safe and legal abortion care is a critical component of our health care system. This unconstitutional abortion ban wasn’t supported by the people — 7 in 10 Ohioans want access to abortion care to be protected. Today’s victory is small and brief, however. Instead of respecting women’s personal decision making, anti-choice members of the Ohio House and Senate passed an equally egregious ban on the most common abortion method used after 12 weeks. This newest unconstitutional ban marks the 21st attack on abortion access and reproductive health care funding over the last eight years. Lawmakers must stop taking orders from a minority of vocal extremists who want to impose their narrow ideological agenda upon us all.”