Ohio Governor Kasich: VETO bill that bans abortion after 6 weeks!

Ohio legislators just passed the most severe and restrictive abortion bill in the country. The bill bans abortion after 6 weeks, far earlier than most women even know that they are pregnant. And it gets scarier - the horrifying bill does not even exclude women who are victims of rape or incest. The only remaining hope to defeat the bill is Governor Kasich, who has 10 days to either veto or sign it.

Stand up for one of women's most foundational rights: the right to choose. Signing this petition sends an email to Gov. Kasich demanding he veto this dangerous and regressive bill immediately. If you live in Ohio, in addition to signing this petition, please take just a moment to call Gov. Kasich today at 614-644-4357 OR (614) 466-3555. Tell him you are a constituent, and that: 

  • You won’t support a governor who infringes on a woman’s constitutional right to make her own medical decisions.
  • The bill is part of an agenda to eliminate abortion rights altogether.
  • The bill does not include any exclusions for victims of rape or incest.

Typically, most women don't even know they are pregnant at 6 weeks. This bill directly challenges the Supreme Court decisions that have guaranteed a woman's right to choose.

It's a step in the direction of an all-out abortion ban. Ohio already lacks abortion clinics, and requires a 24-hour waiting period before women can actually have access to the procedure. Even women who managed to find out they were pregnant at six weeks - a rarity - may not make the cut under this highly invasive bill.

It makes women unsafe. Safe and fair abortion access is an essential element in women's healthcare. In states with fewer abortion clinics and more limited restrictions - such as Mississippi, where there is only one clinic remaining in the entire state - the rates of google searches for "self-induced abortions/miscarriages" skyrocket. Women have, and will continue to, get abortions regardless of whether or not states accommodate them properly. This bill puts all women seeking safe, lawful, and legally-protected abortions at dangerous risk.

It blames victims of rape for their pregnancy. With no exclusion of rape victims, this bill is telling women who have been attacked or assaulted that they are at fault. Rather than protecting them and providing safe access to proper heathcare and recovery, it punishes women for an already traumatic, horrifying experience.

Stand up for one of women's most foundational rights: the right to choose. Sign this petition and demand Governor Kasich veto this dangerous and regressive bill immediately. If you live in Ohio, in addition to signing this petition, please take just a moment to call Gov. Kasich today at 614-644-4357 OR (614) 466-3555.

Ohio legislators just passed the most severe and restrictive abortion bill in the country. The bill bans abortion after six weeks, far earlier than most women even know that they are pregnant. And it gets scarier - the bill does not exclude women who are victims of rape or incest. 

Typically, women can get abortions until they are roughly 20-24 weeks pregnant. This bill directly challenges the Supreme Court decisions that have guaranteed a woman's right to choose.

It's a step in the direction of an all-out abortion ban. Ohio already lacks abortion clinics, and requires a 24-hour waiting period before women can actually have access to the procedure. Even women who managed to find out they were pregnant at six weeks - a rarity - may not make the cut under this highly invasive bill.

It makes women unsafe. Safe and fair abortion access is an essential element in women's healthcare. In states with fewer abortion clinics and more limited restrictions - such as Mississippi, where there is only one clinic remaining in the entire state - the rates of google searches for "self-induced abortions/miscarriages" skyrocket. Women have, and will continue to, get abortions regardless of whether or not states accommodate them properly. This bill puts all women seeking safe, lawful, and legally-protected abortions at dangerous risk.

It blames victims of rape for their pregnancy. With no exclusion of rape victims, this bill is telling women who have been attacked or assaulted that they are at fault. Rather than protecting them and providing safe access to proper heathcare and recovery, it punishes women for an already traumatic, horrifying experience. 

Stand up for one of women's most foundational rights: the right to choose. Governor Kasich, veto this dangerous and regressive bill immediately.

Update #15 years ago
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