"Women are not without electoral or political power," Alito wrote in Dobbs. On Tuesday, Ohio voters agreed, passing a constitutional amendment protecting abortion rights.
As an Ohioan who worked to collect signatures and get Issue 1 on the ballot, I am absolutely thrilled reproductive rights are now enshrined in our constitution!! Alito was right about one thing, women have the power at the Ballot Box! 🗳️💪🏼🇺🇸💪🏼 ⚖️
My god, Chris, I don’t know how or if you are sleeping, but thank you for this work!! I read every post!
The Ohio amendment was discussed on this substack. But, just to reaffirm, it is a "reproductive freedom" amendment. To quote its text, not the Republican gloss:
"Every individual has a right to make and carry out
one’s own reproductive decisions, including but not
limited to decisions on:
2. fertility treatment;
3. continuing one’s own pregnancy;
4. miscarriage care; and
Roe v. Wade was part of a group of cases that protective an individual right of privacy, particularly over questions of family and fertility. Dobbs was a travesty by the Supreme Court that attempted to slice off abortion rights, defined by some to include usage of morning after pills.
Ohio provides a model of defending true liberty.
I hope they remain clueless.
I am a little confused on the ohio constitution thing. Doesn't issue 1 allow the state to regulate abortions after viability? How is an amendment that allows the state to regulate abortions seen as an abortion protection? It seems more to me like it is a win/lose for both sides. Thanks.