Toledo Abortion Clinic Remains Open

The Capital Care abortion clinic can continue to serve patients, according to a Sixth District Court of Appeals of Lucas County ruling. The facility is the only abortion clinic in Northwest Ohio. The ruling upholds a lower court decision halting orders from the Ohio Department of Health to close the clinic. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive […]

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio responds to Ohio Right to Life endorsement criteria

Columbus — Today’s statement by Ohio Right to Life demonstrates that this extremist group asks elected officials to side with their anti-woman agenda instead of the citizens they are sworn to serve.   NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said: “This new low standard in the Ohio Right to Life endorsement criteria further solidifies […]

Ohio Senate Passes Unconstitutional Abortion Method Ban

Columbus — Ignoring the US Constitution and the advice of Ohio physicians, the state senate has passed Senate Bill 145, the Abortion Method Ban, which blocks the safest, most common abortion procedure.   NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Deputy Director Jaime Miracle said: “This ban forces women seeking an abortion to seek out less-safe procedures, but today […]

Ohio to Give Anti-Abortion Groups $1,000,000

Columbus — Tuesday night, the Ohio House and Senate’s budget conference committee increased the funding allocated to so-called “crisis pregnancy centers” (CPCs) that lie to women about options during a pregnancy. Anti-abortion CPCs now stand to receive $1,000,000 over the two-year budget cycle. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said: “So-called crisis pregnancy centers […]

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Opposes Abortion Method Ban

Columbus — For a second time this month, women dressed in costumes from The Handmaid’s Tale appeared in committee in the Ohio Statehouse to protest an unconstitutional abortion ban. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to pass Senate Bill 145, the Abortion Method Ban. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Deputy Director Jaime Miracle testified: “Ohio’s […]

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio urges withdraw of state funds for “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”

Columbus — The Ohio Senate Committee on Finance released the newest version of the state budget bill. Substitute House Bill 49 has been amended to add $400,000 to the Parenting and Pregnancy Program, bringing the total allocation to $600,000 over the biennium. This public fund pays so-called “Crisis Pregnancy Centers” (CPCs) that lie to women […]

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio statement on Black Pride 4 protest

Columbus — NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio cherishes Ohio’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer communities, and Ohio’s diverse communities of color. We are working to build a state where everyone has the right to make their own reproductive health care decisions and determine if, when, and with whom they have children or create a family. Black […]

Handmaids Protest Abortion Method Ban

Columbus — During this morning’s meeting of the Judiciary Committee in the Ohio Senate, sixteen women protested silently, dressed in red robes and white hoods. Inspired by women in Texas and across the nation, the protest was against Senate Bill 145, the “Abortion Method Ban.” The women were dressed in character from The Handmaid’s Tale, […]

Thrice-Rejected Abortion Ban Introduced Again

Columbus — Returning for a fourth consecutive legislative session, the six-week abortion ban has yet-again been introduced. As with previous versions, House Bill 258 would ban all abortions at the earliest detectable fetal heartbeat. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said: “Over the years, this unconstitutional abortion ban has been rejected by the Ohio […]

On the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Cleveland, OH – The following press statement is issued jointly by the 13 organizations that make up the State Abortion Access Network — Avow, Cobalt, Pro-Choice Connecticut, Pro-Choice Maryland, Pro-Choice Minnesota, Pro-Choice Missouri, Pro-Choice North Carolina, Pro-Choice Ohio, Pro-Choice Oregon, Pro-Choice Virginia, Pro-Choice Washington, Pro-Choice Wyoming, and Reproductive Equity Now: President Joe Biden has nominated […]

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.