Reproductive Rights Petition Drive Underway

Sat. Apr 1, 2023 | News, Petitions, Volunteer

Reproductive Rights Petition Drive Underway

In Ohio, a coalition of women’s rights advocates, health care professionals, and community leaders have been working hard to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would protect reproductive health care rights for women. 

The proposed amendment would give Ohio women the right to make their own decisions about their reproductive health care, including the right to access contraception and abortion services. It would also prohibit any state or local laws that restrict or infringe upon these rights.

However, the coalition has faced opposition from anti-choice groups, who are trying to prevent the amendment from reaching the ballot. To ensure that Ohio women have access to the reproductive health care they need, it’s important to take action to support this initiative.

If you’re an Ohio resident, you can help by signing the petition to get the amendment on the ballot. The coalition needs to gather over 400,000 signatures to qualify, so every signature counts. You can also spread the word about the amendment to your friends and family and encourage them to sign the petition as well.

Of course, another way to help is to volunteer your time and skills. The Chagrin Gateway Democrats are always in need of volunteers to help with various tasks, such as collecting signatures, organizing petition stations and distributing information about the amendment. You can contact us at to find out how you can get involved.

Protecting reproductive health care rights for women in Ohio is an important issue that requires the support and action of every coalition possible. By signing the petition, volunteering, and relentlessly spreading the word, we can all make a difference in ensuring that Ohio women have access to the health care they need and the freedom to make their own decisions about their bodies.


Helpful Talking Points

“We need to protect our right to make informed decisions about our health care with our doctor, and without government intervention.”

“It’s about taking decisions about reproductive care out of the hands of lawyers and politicians and putting them back into the hands of women and their physicians.”

“It’s about making it clear that physicians can save the lives of women who are at risk because of a pregnancy.”

“The ballot language acknowledges governments may prohibit abortion after fetal viability. It also says that women and their physicians can take action if the pregnancy jeopardizes the woman’s life.”
“It’s about keeping the government out of private, personal, family decisions.”
“It’s about ensuring individual freedom and the ability to make decisions without interference from the government.”

“It’s about removing harmful regulations that prevent doctors from treating patients and giving them the best possible care.”

“States with strict anti abortion laws are losing OBGYN doctors.  Colleges in those states will see a decline in people applying to those institutions.   Parents will see their children leave the state to start their lives in a friendlier environment.”

“The wording on the initiative is approved by Ohio Attorney General David Yost.”

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