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NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio

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Abortion rights are under constant attack in Ohio. You know this. Bill after bill… Hearing after hearing… You’ve called… You’ve emailed… You’ve rallied… Want to do more?

What if your Facebook posts included all the facts? What if your Instagram stories packed a punch? Let’s combine your unique experience with our expert knowledge.

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio seeks enthusiastic, engaged, and social media savvy volunteers to join our inaugural Digital Organizing Council. Volunteers will attend monthly training webinars, use online tools and platforms to identify and engage with pro-choice supporters, and help expand dialogue for more in depth peer-to-peer conversations related to reproductive freedom both within their communities and throughout Ohio.

Apply for the Digital Organizing Council today.


Keep the Ohio Fairness Act moving

Equality Ohio

The Ohio Fairness Act can protect LGBTQ Ohioans from discrimination at work, in housing, and in access to public accommodations. It’s hard to believe, but discrimination against LGBTQ people is still generally legal in Ohio. On Tuesday, February 4th, we were excited to join hundreds of others across the state who submitted proponent testimony to the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee for this critically important bill!

Find more info at EqualityOhio.org


Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

Did you watch Trump’s State of the Union address? We don’t blame you if you skipped it, but he said something important and we all need to respond. In his racist, hate-filled address, Trump attacked abortion rights. Can you write a quick letter to the editor of your local newspaper?

Keeping a pro-choice view present on the opinion page of your local newspaper is critical in 2020. While we’ve seen several letters in papers already, we hope to have more printed this month. If you haven’t sent in a letter explaining why YOU support access to safe and legal abortion, then please do so as soon as you can. Note that these letters aren’t that long. Just a few sentences can have an impact.

Find more info on our website


Columbus Repro Health Non-Discrimination Community Meetings

Columbus

Join NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation, ROOTT, and Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio for a community meeting to give us your input on a possible Pregnancy / Parenting / Reproductive Health Care Non-Discrimination Ordinance for the City of Columbus. We want to hear from the community about how something like this would be useful to you or someone you know as well as any concerns you may have.

Childcare will be provided so feel free to bring the little ones. RSVP required for childcare so we know how many kids to expect!

Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 12 PM
Columbus Metropolitan Library – Linden Branch
2223 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43211

Facebook event


Hearing on Women’s Health Protection Act

WHPA

The Women’s Health Protection Act would safeguard the right to access abortion care free from medically unnecessary restrictions and bans on abortion. By passing this bill, Congress would ensure that the right to abortion first recognized in Roe v. Wade is a reality for people across the United States.

The Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce will hold a legislative hearing on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 10 a.m. in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington DC. The hearing is entitled, “Protecting Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care.”

Video will be available on C-Span


Sign the Declaration for Reproductive Freedom

Declaration

We will never give up the fight to protect and expand access to abortion in Ohio. Over the last several years, we’ve been joined by some amazing individuals. They are Ohioans who are committed to taking action as well as speaking up whenever necessary to defend the people who need abortion care because none of us will have reproductive freedom until all of us do.

We recognize that for many people, the right to abortion has not equaled access to abortion. In Ohio, the threats to abortion access have never been more serious. To rally even more support for the cause, we invited a few of our friends to record a video of the Declaration for Reproductive Freedom. This powerful statement has already been signed on by 5,759 of you. Thank you for your support.

To continue building this movement, please share this video with your friends and ask them to sign on, too.

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Abortion via telemedicine is safe. So why is Sen. Huffman trying to block it?

Good Ban Graphic

Senate Bill 260 would prohibit doctors from using telemedicine options to provide abortion access to patients in communities without an abortion clinic. This bill must be stopped. Medication abortion is incredibly safe, whether the patient consults with a physician in person or by a video conference. With Ohio’s health disparities the Ohio legislature should be focused on expanding access for underserved populations not attacking it.

In testimony before the Ohio Senate Health Committee, Sen. Stephen Huffman tried to make an argument that his bill is needed for reasons of “safety.” The committee however was skeptical. He was asked directly: “Are there documented instances where access to abortion through telemedicine has proven to be unsafe?” Sen. Huffman was forced to admit: “No.”

Tell your Ohio state senator to stop this bill. Take action now.


PARTNER EVENT

Columbus Stand Up for Choice: Women Have Options – Ohio!

Comedy

Comedy @ Ace of Cups and Columbus Stands Up for Choice! are proud to present their next pro-choice, local comedy show and rally: Columbus Stands Up for Choice: Women Have Options – Ohio! Join them for an exciting night of homegrown Columbus comedy, nationally touring acts and advocacy for reproductive rights and women’s health! Hosted by Amber Falter and Pat Deering.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Ace of Cups
2619 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43202

Facebook event


PARTNER EVENT

8th Annual WHO/O Solidarity Clothing Swap

Swap

Our closets are overflowing with awesome clothes that no longer bring us joy, accessories bought on a whim, shoes that have only been worn once (or sometimes twice), so much feminist swag, and all this has much more life left. Let’s put those items to use, be green, save some green, and give some green!

Drop-off: FRIDAY March 6 from 4:30 to 8 p.m.
The Swap: SATURDAY March 7 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
St John’s Church Columbus
59 E Mound St, Columbus, Ohio 43215

Facebook event


PARTNER EVENT

Athens Repro Health Happy Hour

Athens

Join fellow activists and supporters for a networking event for people working on sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice, and issues of gender and sexuality. Any and all area pro-choice folks looking for fun and buddies who care about abortion access, gender equality and bodily autonomy come join Women Have Options – Ohio!

Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Jackie O’s Public House Restaurant
22 W Union St, Athens, Ohio 45701

Facebook event


Support NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation with Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile

As you plan your shopping remember that you can support our educational and outreach programs with every Amazon.com purchase! If you want Amazon to donate to NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation, you need to start each shopping session at the URL smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1212322. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases.

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