Stop the War on Women’s Reproductive Rights

Target: Kirk Schuring, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Ohio House of Representatives

Goal: Don’t sentence women to life in prison or even death for expressing their rights to make their own medical decisions.

Emboldened by the rhetoric of the current administration, those who attack reproductive rights have taken their assault to dangerous new levels. Indiana lawmakers are currently under fire for a new law that pushes hospitals to deliver confidential medical information on abortion patients. Mississippi law bans abortions after 15 weeks, while other states seek to lower that limit even more. Ohio, a consistent opponent of women’s reproductive liberties, has recently thrown fuel on the most outrageous assault yet: a proposed statewide ban on all abortions, even in instances of incest, rape, or risk of death to the mother if the pregnancy continues.

Although the proposed measure faced immediate opposition from civil liberties groups and the state’s own governor, it nevertheless gained the support of about 15 Republican state congressmen. Much like an earlier effort in 2016, this bill—if it becomes law—would leave both doctors who perform abortions and their patients vulnerable to a life prison sentence or a death sentence. Such proposals have been defeated in the past, but their continued recurrence poses a consistent danger to the ability of women to make their own medical decisions about their bodies. Many even suspect these proposals will be utilized as a tool to challenge and ultimately overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision affirming a woman’s right to choose.

Sign this petition to demand Ohio lawmakers immediately cease a destructive action that threatens women’s rights nationwide.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Representative Schuring,

Ohio is fast gaining a reputation as the state where women’s rights go to die. Your continued assault on a woman’s right to choose, reinforced by the Supreme Court in 1973, and subsequently reaffirmed time and again, is unconscionable and an affront to the rule of law and decency.

Stop trying to govern a woman’s body or force your way into her most private medical decisions. You were elected to serve the people of Ohio, not a political agenda. Every lawmaker who bemoans government overreach should be ashamed of your colleagues’ most recent effort to criminalize abortion.

More importantly, you should take an immediate stand against this irresponsible proposal and all future actions that degrade a woman’s most basic reproductive rights.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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One Comment

  1. Gen Agustsson says:

    stop it! its bad enough to sexualize women.

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