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Extreme Legislation Bans Health Care, Medical Decisions With Veto Override & Executive Order

January 10, 2024
Richard D. Brown News

COLUMBUS - State Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today denounces the passage of the veto override for House Bill (HB) 68, anti-trans legislation, and DeWine’s proposed care restrictions on gender affirming care.

“I speak out emphatically against the legislature’s decision to override the Governor’s veto,” said Rep. Brown. “Not only is House Bill 68 unconstitutional, as it violates the single subject rule of the Ohio Constitution, but it is an egregious bill that will endanger our transgender youth, criminalize doctors, and drive away economic investment from Ohio. I firmly believe healthcare decisions should stay in the hands of patients and their medical team, not the government.”   

HB 68 was passed in both the Ohio House and Senate, but vetoed by Governor DeWine at the end of December 2023.

Governor DeWine issued an executive order on January 5, 2024 that further limits access to care.