abortion rights amendment

Ohio Sec. of State LaRose admits making constitution harder to amend is ‘100% about… abortion’

BY: - June 5, 2023

After months of denial, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose admitted that the proposal to make the constitution harder to amend is “100%” due to efforts to legalize abortion. Advocates have argued that Issue 1, which would make it harder to amend the Ohio Constitution, is actually about trying to make it harder to make abortion […]

Ohio House begins hearings to bring back August elections

BY: - April 27, 2023

An Ohio House committee took up two measures Wednesday aimed at re-establishing an August special election. Lawmakers eliminated nearly all such contests in the waning days of the last session, just a few short months ago. But with an abortion amendment looking likely to appear on the November ballot, Republicans are pulling out all the […]

Ohio Right to Life makes spurious, anti-trans argument in favor of supermajority amendment

BY: - March 30, 2023

Late last year, Rep. Brian Stewart, R-Ashville, and Secretary of State Frank LaRose introduced their plan requiring supermajority for constitutional amendments. It didn’t take long for opponents to check the calendar and argue the resolution was advancing — and advancing now — to block an abortion rights amendment on the horizon. Despite Stewart and LaRose’s […]


The political strategy against Ohio abortion rights: Manufacture hysteria and stack the deck

BY: - March 23, 2023

The political strategy to try to defeat Ohio’s proposed abortion rights amendment is wildly obvious: Manufacture hysteria over a slippery slope legal fallacy about parents rights, and use all levers of power at every level to stack the deck against Ohio voters and in favor of right-wing extremists. The first tool in stacking the deck against […]