Trend – Abortion

Pastors engage congregations on Issue 1 as Election Day approaches

BY: - November 6, 2023

With the general election Tuesday, advocates and opponents of state Issue 1 are making their last pleas to the public. On Nov. 7, voters will have their say as to whether abortion and other reproductive rights will be inserted into the Ohio Constitution. The moral and political battles among those who believe the government should […]

If abortion measure fails, Ohioans on parole and probation could face graver restrictions

BY: - November 3, 2023

When Ohioans go to the polls on Nov. 7 to vote on Issue 1, which would establish a constitutional right to abortion in the state, they will do so having already experienced what severe restrictions on abortion access look like. After the Supreme Court removed federal protections for abortion in its Dobbs decision last June, the state’s attorney general immediately […]


Ohio Issue 1 asks voters if health care should be left to patients and physicians, or politicians

BY: - November 1, 2023

Ohioans have a little less than a week to vote on Issue 1, which will encode Roe-like, pre-viability abortion rights in the Ohio Constitution. With opponents kicking up a great deal of misinformation dust, we need to zoom out to see the bigger picture. Clarity, after all, is a cornerstone of democratic life. Americans need […]


Ohio GOP politicians have gone to extraordinary lengths to subvert and deceive on Issue 1

BY: - October 31, 2023

Quietly purging nearly 27,000 Ohioans from the voter rolls late last month, even as some voting had already begun in the Nov. 7 election, was dirty pool. The questionably timed expulsion of inactive voters — ahead of a statewide vote on abortion rights — was ordered by a vocal opponent of that ballot referendum without […]

Supporters of Ohio abortion rights amendment far outraising opponents

BY: - October 30, 2023

Supporters of the proposal to protect access to abortion rights in Ohio have raised three times more than their opponents — and if you watch TV, you’ll notice the difference. It’s the home stretch before the November election, and ads on Issue 1 are flooding the airwaves. Issue 1 gives voters the choice if they […]

Tuberville blockade on military nominees could be evaded by tweak in U.S. Senate rules

BY: - October 30, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Democrats are mulling a strategy to bypass Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s months-long hold on hundreds of military promotions in protest of a Pentagon abortion policy that was authorized in the aftermath of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The Alabama Republican has been refusing to join other senators in the routine action of promoting large groups […]

Ohio Democratic-stronghold counties exceeding early voting expectations for November election

BY: - October 27, 2023

Voters in Democratic-stronghold counties are showing up in mass to vote early for the November election on abortion and marijuana, exceeding the already unexpectedly large turnout from the August special election. “For these things that are on the ballot right now, which are very important, I just wanted to make sure my vote is in […]

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Ohio Issue 1 and Issue 2 carry massive significance for younger voters

BY: - October 26, 2023

For Gen Z and millennial Ohio voters, Issue 1 and Issue 2 are critically important. Whether we vote and how we vote will shape what kind of rights and freedoms we have for ourselves and our loved ones well into the future. Issue 1 would establish a state constitutional right to “make and carry out […]


Banning access to reproductive health care would intensify poverty for Ohio women

BY: - October 25, 2023

On Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7, Ohioans will vote on the Reproductive Freedom with Protections for Health and Safety, a ballot question that would amend the state constitution to ensure an individual’s fundamental right to make decisions about reproductive health care — inclusive of fertility treatment, contraception, miscarriage management, and abortion. The referendum is a […]


The DeWines are gaslighting Ohioans in their dishonest anti-Issue 1 ad

BY: - October 24, 2023

They’re lying. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and wife Fran cut a homey anti-Issue 1 ad with warm lighting and soft music that features the couple as honest-to-goodness people with heart-felt concerns about the abortion rights amendment on the ballot Nov. 7. Then the lovely pair proceed to lie through their teeth.  “Everywhere we go, folks […]

For some religious Ohioans, Issue 1 about autonomy more than beliefs

BY: and - October 23, 2023

Religious variations abound in the state of Ohio, and some members of different churches are taking what they’ve learned in their lives and through decades of experience into the ballot box as they vote on Issue 1, the reproductive rights constitutional amendment. For Catholics like Alexandra Belcher and Jennifer Perry, Issue 1 is a choice […]


Passing Issue 1 will prevent extreme abortion restrictions from becoming law

BY: - October 23, 2023

When a demonstrated extremist slams a public policy proposal as “extreme,” you can take that with a grain of salt the size of Montana. The Republican legislators and state officials attacking Issue 1, the reproductive rights/abortion-access amendment on the Nov. 7 ballot in Ohio, have burnished their hard-right credentials in recent years. They haven’t just […]