By Leah Taylor (Contact)
To be delivered to: Lynn R. Wachtmann, Committee Chair, Anne Gonzales, Vice Chair, Tom Niehaus, Senate President, Melissa Bacon, Assistant Policy Director – Health and Human Services, Jai Chabria, Senior Advisor to the Governor and 4 other targets (click here to see more) Lynn R. Wachtmann, Committee Chair, Anne Gonzales, Vice Chair, Tom Niehaus, Senate President, Melissa Bacon, Assistant Policy Director – Health and Human Services, Jai Chabria, Senior Advisor to the Governor, Bruce Goodwin, Vice Chair, The Ohio State House, The Ohio State Senate, and Governor John Kasich
Despite the state of Ohio going blue for President Obama and rejecting Josh Mandel's extremist position on reproductive health, our representatives are not only plowing ahead with their plan to criminalize abortion without exception: defunding Planned Parenthood also remains at the top of their list, despite the fact that it does more to prevent unintended pregnancy - and therefore abortion - than any other organization in the entire country.
Not only will the loss of Planned Parenthood lead to even more pregnancy and abortion, it's close relative known as the Heartbeat Bill would make abortion illegal as early as six weeks. Most women will not even know they are pregnant until it's too late - leading to dangerous illegal abortions claiming the lives of our loved ones.
Ohio needs to focus on healthy prevention, not outdated shame and punishment.
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