Statement from Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom on Anti-Democratic Effort to Undermine Ballot Initiative Process
“These Politicians Know That Their Radical Views On Abortion Care Can’t Win A Fair Vote, So They’re Rigging the System.” — Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom
Columbus, OH — Today, extremists in the Ohio legislature advanced an anti-democratic proposal to change the rules of the ballot initiative process in Ohio.
Over 250 Ohio organizations and key political figures – including five former...
The GOP’s Next Move to Block Abortion Rights Is Tinkering With Direct Democracy
This text was written by Jessie Hill and originally appeared on MsMagazine.com on March 15, 2023.
The success of abortion rights ballot initiative campaigns has convinced gerrymandered, anti-abortion legislatures that ballot measure processes must be eliminated.
When the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, taking away Americans’ constitutional right to abortion, the majority opinion reiterated that the issue...
Statement On Ballot Board’s Approval of Reproductive Rights Amendment
Groups are Prepared to Begin Statewide Grassroots Petition Drive
Columbus, OH — Representatives of Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights and Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom today issued the following statement after the Ohio Ballot Board affirmed “The Right to Reproductive Freedom with Protections for Health and Safety” constitutional amendment complies with Ohio’s single-subject rule. The Board’s decision clears the way for...
Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights and Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom receive AG certification of petition summary
Columbus, OH — Representatives of Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights and Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom today issued the following joint statement after learning that the summary of the “The Right to Reproductive Freedom with Protections for Health and Safety” constitutional amendment has been certified by the Ohio Attorney General.
Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights...
Groups File Reproductive Freedom Constitutional Amendment Paperwork with Ohio Attorney General
COLUMBUS, OH — Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom and Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights (OPRR) will submit The Right to Reproductive Freedom with Protections for Health and Safety amendment and summary to the Ohio Attorney General for review this afternoon. The petitions will be filed under Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights. The two groups are working together to place the issue on the 2023 statewide...
Ohio Groups Join Forces to File Language Placing Reproductive Freedom Amendment on the November 2023 Ballot
COLUMBUS, OH — Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom and Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights today announced they have joined forces to file language with the Ohio Attorney General to place a citizen-initiated Constitutional amendment to restore and protect reproductive rights and abortion access on the November 2023 statewide general election ballot.
“The people of Ohio overwhelmingly support...
Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom has retained Mission Control, Inc., to be the General Consultant to oversee campaign strategy for the initiative to place a measure on the ballot to amend the Ohio Constitution to explicitly protect reproductive freedom for all Ohioans.
Today the coalition, Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom, issued a press statement to introduce a ballot exploration committee, formed by the ACLU of Ohio, Abortion Fund of Ohio, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, Ohio Women’s Alliance, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio, Preterm-Cleveland, Pro-Choice Ohio, and URGE.
Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom is a coalition of statewide reproductive health, rights, and justice organizations working to ensure Ohioans, not the government, have control over their own reproductive freedoms.