Three abortion-related bills at Statehouse Wednesday

Columbus — Pro-choice advocates are preparing for a busy day at the Ohio Statehouse on Wednesday as three bills related to reproductive health care are considered in the Ohio House.   9 a.m. — The Ohio House Health Committee will hold their first hearing on the six-week abortion ban, House Bill 258. Rep. Christina Hagan […]

Mike DeWine Desperate for Attention

Columbus — Ohio Attorney General and candidate for governor Mike DeWine is appearing with Rick Santorum at a campaign event in Troy, Ohio today. The event is explicitly designed to highlight DeWine’s extremist anti-abortion views.   Speaking before the event, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said: “Mike DeWine has used his position to […]

Mike DeWine Trying to Punish Teenager in Texas

Columbus — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has joined AGs from six other states in trying to block a young woman from obtaining an abortion in Texas. In a press release justifying his actions, DeWine’s campaign blatantly lied about abortion funding — in truth, private funding has been secured for the young woman.   The […]

Ohio Abortion Rate Drops in Annual Report

Columbus — Ohioans’ access to reproductive health care continues to be threatened, both by attacks on local, affordable abortion clinics but also by the potential failure to continue the progress that was started through the Affordable Care act. Today, the state of Ohio released its annual Induced Abortions in Ohio report that showed that 20,672 […]

Toledo City Council Hears Clinic Protection Testimony

Toledo — Today, before the Toledo City Council’s Public Safety and Criminal Justice Committee, witnesses explained why the city should adopt a new ordinance to protect patients and staff outside reproductive health care facilities. Currently, anti-abortion extremists outside Capital Care Network engage in harassing behavior to threaten staff and dissuade patients from seeking abortion care. […]

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Announces New Field and Political Staff

Columbus — NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio is extremely proud to introduce new team members as we expand our field and political operations. Vashitta Johnson joined us following her work in the state legislature. She becomes our first Field and Political Director. She is joined by a new Central & Southern Ohio Organizer, Kelley Freeman. NARAL Pro-Choice […]

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Sponsors Toledo Billboard

Toledo — NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation has sponsored a billboard supporting the patients, volunteers, and staff members at reproductive health care facilities in the city. The billboard is at the corner of N. Haven Ave. and W. Sylvania Ave. in Toledo, one block from Capital Care Network, the city’s last remaining abortion clinic. An image […]

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio joins forces with the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

Columbus — Two of the state’s leading pro-choice organizations — NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (ORCRC) — recently launched a formal partnership to advance reproductive freedom for Ohio women. “Too often, religion is used to shame and stigmatize people who have had an abortion or use contraceptives. That is […]

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Statement on Senate Health Care Vote

Columbus — Today, Sen. Rob Portman joined Senate Republicans to move forward on their healthcare proposal, the first step in their reckless efforts to dismantle our nation’s healthcare system.   NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland issued the following statement in response: “Sen. Portman let Ohio down today. By ramming through an extreme proposal […]

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.