A conservative women’s organization launched a $5 million ad campaign Wednesday to oppose an “extreme anti-parent” amendment in Ohio that could “cut out” parents from childrens’ decisions on abortion and sex changes, according to a press release.
The Ohio Ballot board met Monday to debate whether or not to approve a proposed state constitutional amendment that would invalidate pro-life laws. The measure, backed by Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom and Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights, was approved, according to National Review, and could be on the November 2023 ballot if enough signatures are collected.
“Your daughter’s young. Vulnerable. Online,” a female narrator says in the ad. “You fear the worst. Pushed to change her sex. Or to get an abortion. You have some right to help her through this. But activists want to take all that away.”
The group, Protect Women Ohio, plans to spend the funds over the next four weeks, according to the release.
“Under their proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution, the state “shall not interfere” with individuals getting abortions or sex changes,” the narrator continues. “Meaning you could be cut out of the biggest decision of her life.”
The Ohio legislature passed a law prohibiting abortion after a fetal heartbeat was detected in 2019, but it was blocked by a judge later that year. The law took effect after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022, by upholding a Mississippi law restricting abortion after 15 weeks.
“Moms and dads will be cut out of the most important and life-altering decisions of their lives child’s life, if this passes,” Molly Smith, a board member for Protect Women Ohio, said in the release. “This extreme amendment eliminates any current or future protections for minors requiring parents be notified and consent before their child undergoes a procedure like an abortion or sex change surgery. Ohioans must vote ‘no’ on this dangerous proposal.”
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