Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today issued a statement on the latest extreme total abortion ban introduced by House Republican lawmakers this week.


“This latest abortion ban from extreme, right-wing lawmakers is the most brazen and absurd attempt yet to deny Ohio women their fundamental freedoms, to interfere with the patient-doctor relationship and disproportionately target communities of color across Ohio.


“This patently unconstitutional political stunt abuses taxpayer money and takes away from the real, serious issues before this General Assembly—issues like commonsense gun safety, which have not seen any real movement in this chamber in the 100 days since the Dayton massacre.


“In the past week, we’ve seen extremist lawmakers pass multiple anti-science bills to score political points, restrict our freedoms and expand big government into our most private conversations with our healthcare providers.


“Democrats unequivocally reject this proposal and urge our colleagues across the aisle to put aside this latest extreme, ideological proposal to work together on growing good paying jobs and restoring Ohio’s promise of opportunity for all.” 

 
 
 
  
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