DeWine to Appeal Against Abortion Provider

Today, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court in a continuing effort to completely block abortion access in Northwest Ohio. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said: “Mike DeWine is putting politics before women health, just as he always does. Toledo’s last abortion clinic is a critical resource for women […]

Ohio’s Next Unconstitutional Abortion Ban Bill Introduced

Columbus — Legislators opposed to women’s ability to access abortion care are again acting to block a safe and legal procedure. Senate Bill 145 — the Abortion Method Ban — is unconstitutional because it applies restrictions before the point of fetal viability. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said: “A woman must be able […]

Hundreds Urge State Legislators to Stop Passing Laws That Hurt Women

Columbus – Hundreds of citizens joined abortion-rights advocates today to demand an end to the anti-woman agenda pushed by Gov. John Kasich and his legislative allies and instead embrace equal pay, paid family leave and other laws that improve the health of Ohio women and families. “Even before Gov. Kasich took office, Ohio already had […]

Anti-Abortion Lies Continue to Drive Legislation

Columbus, Ohio — Following multiple accusations and investigations by Republican leadership in Ohio’s legislative and executive branches, no evidence of wrongdoing or mishandling of fetal tissue was ever found by Ohio’s highly competent abortion providers. In spite of this truth, anti-abortion legislators continue to introduce bills to harass physicians who offer safe and legal abortion […]

Ohio Director of Health Departing This Month

Columbus, Ohio — Following the announcement that Richard Hodges is leaving his position of Director of the Ohio Department of Health, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio is calling on Governor Kasich and the Ohio Senate to appoint a qualified candidate with real health care experience to fill the position.   NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director: “Throughout Director […]

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio calls on Justice Sharon Kennedy’s recusal

Columbus, Ohio — NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio is calling on Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy to recuse herself from relevant cases coming before the court this year following her appearance at a Toledo fundraiser hosted by Right to Life of Greater Toledo. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said: “Justice Sharon Kennedy should recuse […]

Ohio Right to Life unveils new bills, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio responds

Columbus — Ohio Right to Life issued a statement outlining their legislative agenda for the 132nd General Assembly. Their largely unconstitutional platform would continue to restrict access to abortion care for Ohio women. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said: “Ohio Right to Life doesn’t care about women’s health. There is not a single […]

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Statement on Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to US Supreme Court

Columbus, Ohio — President Trump has nominate Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said: “The Supreme Court is the court of last resort. Justices have a solemn responsibility to ensure equal protection under the law for all Americans, including women, workers, the LGBTQ community, […]

Unconstitutional Anti-Abortion Bill Returns to Ohio Statehouse

Columbus, Ohio — Attempting to violate recent, clear guidance from the US Supreme Court, state legislators have re-introduced an unconstitutional bill to place medically-unnecessary restrictions on women seeking abortion. Sponsored by Sen. Joe Uecker, Senate Bill 28 attempts to create an undue burden by forcing women to cremate or bury fetal and embryonic tissue.   […]

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio statement in response to Guttmacher report

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland released the following statement in response to a report from Guttmacher Institute: “The report from Guttmacher indicates that there are several factors in play in the reduction of the abortion rate, all of which politicians must take into consideration as they put together their legislative agendas for 2017. […]

Issue 1 Passes with an overwhelming majority!

We did it! Abortion and other reproductive care services are now protected in the Ohio Constitution! Support Pro-Choice Ohio’s continued work to ensure safe and equitable abortion care for all Ohioans.