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State Rep. Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) today issued a statement on the latest extreme total abortion ban introduced by House Republican lawmakers this week.

“The personal responsibility for making critical decisions that affect families must be exercised in doctors’ offices, not Statehouses. But these bans are not about increasing our state’s health and well-being-- they are about advancing a political and ideological agenda.

“A responsible government would reduce the need for abortion through increasing access to contraceptives, by fighting for accurate sex education, and by working for common sense measures that support working families.

“Instead of spending time on a bill that is unhealthy and divisive, we should be considering bills that strengthen women and families, grow our economy and renew our promise of better lives and brighter futures for all Ohioans.”

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