Press Releases

Breyer retiring, Biden must make good on campaign promise

Columbus — Upon receiving the news that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire, Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland issued the following statement: “For 49 years, the U.S. Supreme Court has been the firewall for many of our basic human rights, including multiple decisions protecting everyone’s right to access abortion care. In the […]

How they fared: Local anti-abortion ordinances in Ohio

Columbus — Late last night, Celina City Council rejected the proposed anti-abortion ordinance written by anti-abortion extremists from Texas, now the fifth Ohio municipality to consider the idea in some form. None of the municipalities listed below have abortion clinics within city limits. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said “What we’ve seen in […]

Ohio saw increase in abortion rate in 2020

Columbus — The Ohio Department of Health release the 2020 Induced Abortions in Ohio report today. There were 20,605 abortions performed in Ohio last year; a 3% increase from 2019. Additionally, medication abortion was used more than in-clinic procedures as clinics worked to provide appropriate options that conserved personal protective equipment, while providing time-sensitive and […]

Gross lies about abortion

Akron — Rep. Jennifer Gross has introduced House Bill 421, which mandates forced ultrasounds and factually inaccurate statements about abortion. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said: “It’s no surprise that as Ohioans are waking up to headlines about more gerrymandering, they’re also learning that a new abortion restriction is being proposed. Ohio voters […]

Ohio Attorney General Abusing Position for Political Gain

Akron — Two dozen anti-abortion state attorneys general, including Dave Yost, signed an amicus brief in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization opposing the rights of people seeking abortion. The case before the US Supreme Court is yet another attempt by extreme conservatives to ban abortion in Mississippi and attempt to overturn landmark cases Planned […]

Unified statement from eleven NARAL affiliates

WASHINGTON — A coalition of state affiliates today expressed disappointment that the national network, NARAL Pro-Choice America, has chosen to eliminate its affiliate structure. The national entity announced that they were not going to invest in state-based work through their current affiliate structure. For their part, state-based affiliates of NARAL national are vowing to work […]