Statement from Protect Choice Ohio
Columbus, OH — Statement from Dr. Lauren Beene, executive director of Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights/Protect Choice Ohio regarding today’s vote by the Ohio House to place a “supermajority” amendment on an August 2023 special election ballot:
“We have never been distracted by the craven political maneuvering, hypocrisy, and lies that led to this power grab. Now that this sordid chapter in the history of the General Assembly is closed, we stand with the more than 240 organizations, former governors and attorneys general of both parties, and concerned citizens who vehemently oppose and will defeat this brazen attempt to end simple majority rule by the people of our state.
“The desperate plot to silence the voters will fail. We are confident Ohioans will defeat the anti-democracy amendment in August then pass our reproductive freedom amendment this fall.”
About Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights and Protect Choice Ohio
Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights (OPRR) and its grassroots network, Protect Choice Ohio (PCO) is a coalition of more than 2,000 Ohio physicians, allied medical professionals, business leaders and other non-partisan advocates that are mobilizing to ensure patients throughout Ohio have access to safe, legal, equitable, and comprehensive reproductive medical care including abortion for all Ohioans and to protect the doctor-patient relationship from government interference, so that people can make their own reproductive health care decisions.