The headline on Cleveland.com went up minutes ago: Ohio state lawmakers propose total abortion ban

A version of this bill introduced last session would have charged physicians and pregnant people with murder. The bill was introduced by Rep. Candice Keller (R-Middletown) and Rep. Ron Hood (R-Ashville).

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Every abortion ban and medically dubious regulation shares the same goal as this bill — to outlaw abortion and strip Ohioans of their reproductive freedoms. These politicians want a total ban on abortion that will classify any abortion as murder. They want prosecutors to charge people who provide or receive abortion care with aggravated murder, which carries the death penalty.

They would also remove protections for pregnant people who experience issues during pregnancy, and place individuals experiencing a miscarriage at risk of criminal prosecution. If all of that weren’t bad enough, these politicians don’t care that these kinds of bans could also ban some contraceptives and fertility treatments. Ohioans won’t surrender their bodily autonomy to these extremists.

The bill would likely impact prescription birth control, intrauterine devices (IUDs), vaginal rings, contraceptive patches, and injections. Similar legislation in other states was also determined to prohibit various forms of fertility treatments if they result in the production of fertilized eggs that are not implanted in a uterus.

Thank you for standing with the people across Ohio who rely on safe and legal abortion in our communities.

For choice, forever,
Jaime Miracle
Kellie Copeland
Executive Director
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio

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