Next week, the Ohio Senate will take the first steps towards completely outlawing abortion with a hearing on Senate Bill 123. The proposed bill would outlaw all abortions in Ohio if the U.S. Supreme Court were to issue a ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.
Just last week, an abortion case from Mississippi was added to the U.S. Supreme Court’s calendar for December 1, 2021 and a 6-week ban is now in effect in Texas with multiple court cases filed to challenge it. A ruling against abortion rights originating from either state could “trigger” Senate Bill 123 to go into effect, immediately outlawing all abortion care in the state. Senate Bill 123 is a dangerous and reckless bill that will harm Ohioans, especially those most at risk, young people, BIPOC folks, and transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. This bill must be stopped.
This hearing is free and open to the public. Only the bill’s sponsor will be allowed to testify during a bill’s first hearing, but you can join our team in the audience to show your opposition. The hearing video will also be streamed online.
Ohio Senate Committee on Health
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 9:30 AM
Ohio Statehouse, North Hearing Room
1 Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio 43215
For choice, forever,
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio
P.S. — Have a friend who needs abortion information? Send them to prochoiceohio.org/clinics to find a doctor in Ohio or surrounding states.