Akron — Two dozen anti-abortion state attorneys general, including Dave Yost, signed an amicus brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization opposing the rights of people seeking abortion. The case before the US Supreme Court is yet another attempt by extreme conservatives to ban abortion in Mississippi and attempt to overturn landmark cases Planned Parenthood v. Casey and Roe v. Wade.
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said: “It’s not Dave Yost’s place to decide for someone else whether they should be able to get an abortion. If the US Supreme Court listens to Yost and allows states to ban abortion, the harm will fall hardest on people who are already marginalized by our health care system, including women of color, young people, and transgender and non-binary people. The majority of Ohioans believe that when someone decides to have an abortion, it is critical that they are able to get that care in their community without stigma, political interference or delay. Dave Yost’s values are not Ohio values.”