Category: Press Releases

Ohio budget amendment now includes severe abortion restriction

Columbus — The Republican leadership in the Ohio Senate has added an amendment (134HB110-SC4502X2/JF) that would restrict the distance for physicians to be able to work with an abortion clinic and restricts physicians’ ability to work with state-funded medical facilities, medical schools, and teaching hospitals if they also sign onto a variance application with an […]

Ohio budget bill now includes $6M to lie to pregnant people

Columbus — Fake women’s health centers mislead, delay, and outright lie to people seeking information about pregnancy options. This is done with a goal of blocking people from accessing timely abortion care. To reward that harmful behavior, House Republicans have added a $6,000,000 budget allocation to the “Parenting and Pregnancy Program,” which funds so-called crisis […]

Trigger ban on abortion introduced in Ohio Senate

Columbus — Once again legislation that would criminalize abortion in Ohio has been introduced by anti-choice politicians in the Ohio Senate. Senate Bill 123 was sponsored by Republican Senators Kristina Roegner and Sandy O’Brien and would result in the criminal prosecution of medical professionals in our state for providing essential health care services. NARAL Pro-Choice […]

Ohio House Republicans ban telemedicine abortion

Columbus — The Ohio House passed Senate Bill 260, to prohibit physicians from using telemedicine options to prescribe abortion medication to patients. Banning telemedicine options would force patients to make a second trip to an abortion clinic outside their community instead of a local health center. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said: “Ohioans […]

Republican disregard for basic safety protocols puts everyone at risk

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio, and Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity call on Ohio House leadership to immediately implement virtual testimony opportunities for public testimony on legislation. The legislative leadership must be fully transparent about the numbers of members testing positive and the number of members waiting on test results. We […]

Ohio House prioritizing anti-abortion agenda over Ohioans’ lives

COLUMBUS — The Ohio House has scheduled a vote later today for Senate Bill 27, legislation that would require health care facilities to dispose of biological tissue following an abortion through cremation or burial. The bill passed the Senate on March 27, 2019. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said: “This bill isn’t about […]

Jennifer Brunner wins state justice and Jennifer Branch wins county judgeship

Columbus — The AP has called the Supreme Court of Ohio race for Jennifer Brunner. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said: “Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell have packed the federal court system with far-right extremists. As a result, the Supreme Court of Ohio is more important than ever in protecting abortion access in […]

US Supreme Court compromised, Ohio voters choose new legislature

Cleveland — With the US Senate poised to vote on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland released the following statement: “Donald Trump has teamed up with Mitch McConnell and Republicans in the US Senate to undermine the integrity and faith in our judicial branch. Today’s vote on […]