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Supporters of a pro-abortion amendment to the Ohio constitution file enough signatures to put measure on the November ballot

by | Jul 5, 2023

By Dave Andrusko

This morning pro-abortionists submitted more than 700,000 signatures to Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose to place a radical constitutional amendment on the November ballot.

“Backers of the measure filed 710,131 signatures − more than the required 413,487 signatures to account for possible errors and mistakes,” Jessie Balmert reported for The Columbus Dispatch.

‘The proposed amendment to the state constitution would ensure ‘every individual has a right to make and carry out one’s reproductive decisions,’ including abortion, contraception and miscarriage care.” Supporters expect to spend at least $35 million, which underestimated what opponents believe they will spend by at least $15 million.

“The ACLU’s attempts to hijack Ohio’s constitution to further its own radical agenda would be pathetic if they weren’t so dangerous,” said Protect Women Ohio spokeswoman Amy Natoce, citing the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio’s involvement in the ballot measure. Opponents say that proponents relied on paid signature collectors to make the ballot.

Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom and Protect Choice Ohio worked together to collect signatures for the proposed constitutional amendment, according to Balmert. “Members include Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio and Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights.”

Peter Range, CEO of Ohio Right to Life said “The ACLU’s radical amendment would allow for abortion until birth with no protections for the preborn. Additionally, it would eliminate parental rights and notification laws if you have a teenage daughter who is being pressured into an abortion or even a sex change operation.”

Range said that help was needed to defeat the measure and outlined three steps pro-lifers should take:

1.       Pray. Specifically, pray every morning at 7:14 a.m. and every evening at 7:14 p.m. In a spirit of 2 Chronicles 7:14, which states: “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray, seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

2.       Volunteer. We need door-knockers, phone bankers, and local county captains willing to bring awareness to this extreme amendment.

3.       Donate. We expect the ACLU and their allies to spend 50 million dollars here in Ohio to pass their extreme anti-parent, anti-life agenda. Please, consider giving all you have for the cause of life and for family here in our state: www.ohiolife.org/donate.

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