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In Response to the News that Voters in Ohio have Passed State Constitutional Protections to the Right to Abortion, Tarah Demant, National Director of Programs said: 

November 7, 2023

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“Ohio has become the latest state to protect abortion rights at the polls. Abortion is a human right and basic healthcare—and protecting abortion access remains popular with voters across the country.

Despite this latest victory for abortion rights at the polls, politicians at the state and federal level, including in Ohio, continue relentless assaults on abortion and other reproductive healthcare and rights. We continue to call on legislators to work to protect the right to abortion and to ensure full access to abortion for all instead of seeking to control the human rights and bodies of their constituents.

No one should ever be forced to carry a pregnancy against their will. Pregnant people alone have the right to control their bodies.

While we celebrate this victory, the legal right to abortion is just the beginning; states must make sure that all people have meaningful access to abortion. Abortion must be legal and accessible for all.”

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