BREAKING: Ohio Right to Life Releases Statement on Secretary of State Certifying the ACLU's Abortion Ballot Initiative

DATE: Tuesday, July 25, 2023     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Today, Ohio Right to Life released a statement on the Secretary of State's announcement that the ACLU's abortion amendment collected enough valid signatures and will be on the ballot this November.

If passed, this ballot measure would enshrine abortion until birth and remove all protections for the preborn—including a parent's ability to stop their child from being pressured into an abortion. Additionally, it would enshrine the "right" for minors to receive harmful hormone-suppressing drugs, like Lupron, and undergo sex-change surgeries without their parent's knowledge.

"Knowing the serious danger of this amendment and that these out-of-state special interest groups still have millions to spend to get it passed, it is even more imperative that every pro-life Ohioan votes yes on Issue 1 this August to ensure that our Constitution, our preborn, and our families are protected," said Ohio Right to Life's CEO, Peter Range.

Range continued, "This extreme anti-life, anti-parent amendment from the ACLU provides no protections for the preborn through all nine months of pregnancy and attacks a parent's right even to know if their child is seeking an abortion or gender surgery. Based upon the reality that the ACLU barely qualified for the ballot, despite spending millions of dollars, it is clear that a majority of Ohioans do not want this extreme amendment. We ask all Ohioans, who love life, to join us in rejecting this extreme amendment."

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Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 35 chapters and local affiliates, is Ohio's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death.

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