Ohio Issue 1 abortion amendment

As abortion rights amendment takes place in Ohio Constitution, advocates look to future

BY: - December 8, 2023

Thursday marked the official date that the reproductive rights amendment, approved overwhelmingly by voters in November as Issue 1, took its place in the Ohio Constitution. The amendment marks a “beacon of hope” and a representation of what Ohio voters can do, according to Dr. Marcela Azevedo, a leader from Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights […]

Pumping the brakes: Ohio House Speaker dismisses effort to limit court jurisdiction on Issue 1

BY: - November 15, 2023

Ohio House Speaker Jason Stephens threw cold water on a bid to thwart the recent abortion rights amendment Issue 1. Instead of attempting to deny the courts’ jurisdiction or rushing to the ballot with a repeal effort, Stephens argued lawmakers should focus on maternal and early childhood care. Despite the speaker’s measured response, Democrats remain […]

First anti-abortion policy post-Issue 1 enters Ohio Senate

BY: - November 15, 2023

Legislation that would give tax credits for donations to “pregnancy resource centers” which do not advise individuals on abortion was introduced in the Ohio Senate this week. State Sen. Sandra O’Brien, R-Ashtabula, brought Senate Bill 159 to the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday. The bill seeks to allow a tax credit for those who donate […]

Mapping the Issues: How Ohio’s ballot measures stack up against recent elections, one another

BY: - November 13, 2023

Last week’s election marks a significant victory for reproductive rights and recreational marijuana advocates. In both cases, support for those issues has traditionally aligned with left of center voters, but Tuesday’s results didn’t fit that model. In a state that has taken a hard right turn, two seemingly liberal ballot measures easily out-performed former President […]

Ohio voters pass Issue 1 constitutional amendment to protect abortion and reproductive rights

BY: and - November 7, 2023

Ohio voters passed the Issue 1 constitutional amendment to protect abortion and reproductive rights Tuesday. The Associated Press called the election over Issue 1 shortly after 9 p.m. In unofficial results that still need to be certified and have provisional ballots counted, the amendment passed with 56.62%, or nearly 2.2 million voters out of more […]