Ohio Democratic Party Statement on Six Week Ban
COLUMBUS- Today, the Ohio House of Representatives passed the Six Week Abortion ban 55 votes for, and 40 votes against. The bill will now go to the Senate for consideration.
“With the passage of HB69, Ohio Republicans have shown they’ll stop at nothing in their quest to deny women their rights, no matter how dangerous their efforts may be,” said Ohio Democratic Women’s Caucus Chair Kathy DiCristofaro. “This bill is not only unconstitutional, it is a gross affront to Ohio women’s abilities to make their own health care decisions.”
Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper weighed in on the bill, stating,”This is a very sad day for women and families in Ohio. After trying to pass this dangerous bill for several years, Ohio Republicans were finally successful today in their goal of stripping away the rights of Ohio women to make deeply personal decisions about their body, their health, and their family. Instead of focusing on issues that would improve lives, like raising the wage or creating good-paying jobs, Republicans remain obsessed with pushing their extreme, radical beliefs onto the citizens of our state.”
“If it reaches his desk, Governor Kasich should abide by his oath to uphold the Constitution and veto this dangerous and unnecessary bill. If not, we and others will call upon the courts to strike it down, which they will no doubt do.”