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Guide to the Upcoming Ohio Abortion Ballot Initiative

by | Aug 11, 2023

By Ohio Right to Life

1. What is at Stake?

2. Who are the Key Players?

3. What the Abortion Lobby is Saying.

4. How You Can Help.

1. What is at Stake?

On Tuesday, February 21, the abortion lobby released their ballot initiative’s language to enshrine abortion into Ohio’s constitution. The language would allow for abortion with no restrictions and possibly remove all pro-life regulations currently enacted.

Abortion access advocates unveil language for possible November vote (

2. Who are the Key Players?

The first group is Ohioans For Reproductive Freedom (OFRF), which is a group 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. OFRF has hired an out-of-state General Counsel named Mission Control, Inc.

The second group of abortion activistsOhio Physicians for Reproductive Rights, is made up of less than 4 percent of physicians throughout Ohio.

Organizing resistance to defeat these measures to protect Ohio’s Constitution and defend the preborn includes a vast coalition of pro-life groups including Ohio Right to Life, Center for Christian Virtue, Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio, Created Equal, the Ohio Catholic Conference, Cincinnati Right to Life, Dayton Right to Life, Greater Toledo Right to Life, Cleveland Right to Life, Right to Life of Northeast Ohio, Greater Columbus Right to Life, Mission America, Ohio Value Voters, SBA Pro-life America, Students for Life of America, Focus on the Family, Alliance Defending Freedom, The Heritage Foundation, Americans United for Life, March for Life, Family Research Council and the Conservative Policy Institute.

3. What the Abortion Lobby is Saying.

In an interview on January 20th on the Radio Show Sunny95, Dr. Lauren Beene, spokesperson from Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights admitted that:

The ballot initiative would allow abortion through all nine months of pregnancy by never committing to a date in which abortion should be banned. She remarked:

  • “If a baby cannot survive without extreme medical interventions, that would be a point that abortion should be a reasonable option. So, it’s not so much an age or a date, but if the fetus can survive…”
  • “If the mother’s life is at risk beyond that point [viability], then that is a different story…So if that is at peril [mother’s life after viability], then that would also be a time when abortion can be considered…”
  • There is no such thing as a late-term abortion…”

To listen to the full interview, listen here: Stream Abortion Rights, Pt. 1 by Sunny 95 | Listen online for free on SoundCloud

4. How you can help.

1.   Pray: Daily, commit to pray at 7:14 a.m. and 7:14 p.m. in the 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: Visit or your local pro-life organization and sign up to help us defend the Constitution and preborn children in our state.

3.   Donate: To compete in a state like Ohio we will need to raise millions of dollars for the campaign and paid advertising. Consider donating at or your favorite pro-life organization.

4.   Educate: Start locally by informing your pastor, priest and church about the upcoming ballot initiative. Recruit volunteers to help in the cause!

Categories: State Legislation