Here's what we're facing...
An extreme amendment is on the Ohio ballot in November that threatens the health and safety of women, the rights of parents and the lives of pre-born babies up to 9 months.
Although Issue 1 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.”