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O'Brien Votes to Protect Babies

Senate Passes Resolution Opposing State Issue 1
October 11, 2023
Sandra O'Brien News

COLUMBUS—State Senator Sandra O'Brien (R-Ashtabula) strongly supports Senate Resolution 215, which expresses the chamber’s opposition to Issue 1, a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot this November that:

  • removes the current laws protecting children, women, and families;
  • and permanently enshrines in our state’s constitution abortion-on-demand through all nine months.

"All human life is precious, and Issue 1 threatens the lives of our children and our mothers," said O'Brien. "Today the Senate stood up for life against a dangerous proposal that strips basic rights away from Ohioans."

Senate Resolution 215 outlines how this misleading proposal undermines the rights of the unborn, women, and families. The resolution details the extreme consequences of Issue 1 as written, including:

  • allowing painful, late-term abortions, including those performed by dismemberment;
  • eliminating basic health and safety protections for women;
  • permitting abortion based on a child’s characteristics, such as Down Syndrome;
  • allowing aborted children born alive to die;
  • removing parental notification requirements for abortions;
  • giving abortion providers the power to make the final call on all abortion procedures, standards, and timing;
  • giving abortion doctors the power to unilaterally declare whether a woman’s health is endangered by her pregnancy, at any stage of that pregnancy;
  • and, allowing abortion providers to pressure children into abortion without their parents’ involvement.

Issue 1 will be on the ballot this November. Read the Senate Resolution here