Yesterday I sat in a Statehouse hearing room and watched the House Health Committee vote to pass a bill that would outlaw abortion almost completely in Ohio.


It was a sad day for women in Ohio, and I think that Cheryl Pentella from the National Council of Jewish Women said it best in her opponent testimony: 

“There’s an old legal saying – when you have the facts on your side, pound the factsŠ when you have the law on your side, pound the lawŠwhen you have neither, pound the table.” 

That is exactly what our opponents are doing: continuing to pound the table over and over again, pushing a bill so extreme that Ohio Right to Life is not even supporting it.
The politician sponsoring the bill feels that he knows best. He thinks that he knows better than doctors, that he knows better than constitutional scholars and lawyers, and that he knows better than women and their families. 

Our legislators campaigned on jobs and the economy, but since they took office, they have completely forgotten why they were elected and instead have launched a war on women. 

Yours in Choice,
Jaime Miracle
Policy Director

2 Comments to “Ohio House committee votes to ban almost all abortions in the state”

  • I’m on NARAL’s mailing list and when I when I read statements from them and other organizations about the “next time we go to the polls” I just shake my head and feel a wave of sadness wash over me. Organizations like this should stop being so naive about our elections and electronic voting machines. I send a lot of letters and make phone calls to elected officials but often think it is a waste of time until we fix the election process in this country and our vote is counted as we intended. I think that will never happen with the machines.

  • Hey, you’re right. When will NARAL—and MoveOn, PFAW, Common Cause, Sierra Club, GLAAD, CREDO and all the rest of them—finally get it?

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