Here's what we're facing...
On March 2, 2023, our Ohio Attorney General, Dave Yost, approved the proposed amendment for the Ohio constitution, “Right to Reproductive Freedom."
Now - in order to be included on the November 2023 ballot, pro-abortion groups must obtain more than 400,000 required signatures by July 5, 2023.
Although the proposed amendment may sound reasonable to some, it actually will create a constituional right to abortion and other reproductive services, with no restrictions or parental notifications in the state of Ohio.
As Catholics, we must stand against the abortion industry’s amendment, because it also represents an all-out assault on parental rights. If passed, this dangerous initiative would abolish parental notification and consent requirements. In other words, this would allow minor girls to undergo an abortion without her parents’ knowledge or involvement.
The Ohio Catholic Conference of Bishops has published a letter to the faithful urging our commitment to “protecting the sanctity of human life no matter the circumstances or stage of development.”
What can I do?
After reading all of this, you may be wondering "what can I do"? The Cincinnati Right to Life is currently offering many opportunities to get involved. "Protecting women and their children in Ohio will require hundreds of volunteers, millions of dollars and every single one of us praying and speaking the truth boldly." Click here to learn more.
It is also important to become better informed on what we are facing and to share that knowledge with others. In preparation for the November ballot, you can view the full text of the amendment itself, the bishops' letter, and other good resources below.