November 20, 2023

Ohio Legislators Announce Plans to Fight Abortion Amendment

On Nov 10, pro-life leaders and legislators in Ohio announced their plans to address Issue 1 and protect life.

The "yes" vote for Issue 1 on Ohio's Nov 8 ballot ratified an amendment to the state constitution that was designed to create a right to abortion.

“Foreign billionaires don't get to make Ohio laws,” said Jennifer Gross (R-West Chester), pointing to millions from billionaires outside America that helped fund Issue 1. Gross added, “This is foreign election interference, and it will not stand.”

“Issue 1 doesn't repeal a single Ohio law, in fact, it doesn't even mention one,” said Representative Bill Dean (R-Xenia). “The amendment’s language is dangerously vague and unconstrained, and can be weaponized to attack parental rights or defend rapists, pedophiles, and human traffickers.” 

A press release from Gross's office states, "Ohio legislators will consider removing jurisdiction from the judiciary over this ambiguous ballot initiative. The Ohio legislature alone will consider what, if any, modifications to make to existing laws based on public hearings and input from legal experts on both sides."