Lebanon, Ohio — NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland issued the following statement as the Lebanon City Council considered passage of an anti-abortion ordinance:

“Everyone, including the residents of Lebanon, Ohio deserve access to abortion without judgement, delay, or interference. Proponents of this ordinance say it is about preventing future actions, but nothing could be further from the truth. Every day, people from across Southwest Ohio turn to trusted abortion providers for quality care. Sometimes a patient needs financial assistance, help with transportation, or a knowledgeable source to point them in the direction of medically-accurate information. All of those actions would be criminalized with this proposal. We stand with the residents of Lebanon as they fight back against this dangerous ordinance.”

Ohio’s nine abortion clinics are open for patients. Anyone seeking information can visit ProChoiceOhio.org/clinics for links to clinics across the state and in surrounding communities.

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