July 6, 2023

Abortion Rights Amendment to Appear on Ohio Ballot

On July 5, pro-abortion groups in Ohio submitted over 700,000 signatures to place an amendment creating a right to abortion on the November ballot. If successful, the proposed amendment would enshrine abortion rights into Ohio's state constitution.

Supporters of the amendment submitted 710,131 signatures in support of the amendment. Ohio law required 413,487 to place it on the ballot. The excess signatures were collected to account for errors that could cause some signatures to not count.

The pro-abortion groups allied in support of the amendment include Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.

“The ACLU’s radical amendment would allow for abortion until birth with no protections for the preborn,” said Peter Range, CEO of Ohio Right to Life. “Additionally, it would eliminate parental rights and notification laws if you have a teenage daughter who is being pressured into an abortion or even a sex change operation.”