Press Releases

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. […]