Blog Post

Demystifying Abortion with Reproaction

Check out this great Abortion 101 webinar from Reproaction:

Wondering what to expect when ending a pregnancy? Earlier this year, a Media Matters study found that in 15 months, Fox News aired 705 statements containing inaccurate abortion-related information, and CNN had three times the number of anti-choice as pro-choice guest appearances. Amidst a storm of skewed reporting, inaccurate media representations, and deliberate misinformation, where can we find trustworthy information that helps us make informed decisions about abortion and our reproductive wellbeing?

Join us for our next Act and Learn Webinar, Demystifying Abortion.

We’ll provide medically accurate and affirming information about abortion. We’ll also describe how pregnancy works, and what to expect when ending a pregnancy. This webinar is intended for anyone interested in learning about reproductive healthcare, including people who may be seeking abortion care.


Help build a pro-choice Ohio. Every day, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio fights to protect access to the full range of reproductive health care options—including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and safe & legal abortion care. We educate the public about the real threat to women’s healthcare posed by anti-choice legislation and policies. We mobilize pro-choice Ohioans to take political action to defend reproductive rights. And we are the voice for Ohio’s abortion clinics, helping them navigate the increasingly hostile climate created by extremist groups. But we need your help. As a member organization, we rely on your financial support to fund our important legislative, educational, and grassroots activities.

Contribute to NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio

Blog Post

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio’s week at the RNC

We’ve had an amazing week in Cleveland, and the best is yet to come. Throughout the city, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio has been staging protests with our new friends, Lady Parts Justice!

They’ll be capping off a terrific run with a hilarious comedy show Thursday night, and tickets are still available. See Lizz Winstead, Alonzo Bodden, Frank Conniff, Cleveland’s Mike Polk, and other awesome comedians entertain the crowd before and DURING Donald Trump’s speech. He’ll be blabbing up on the big screen while our comedy dream team cracks jokes on stage about his big night.

Tickets available here. (Buy now and get General Admission at 30% off!)

Scroll down and keep reading to learn about all our actions during the RNC.

For choice,
Kellie


Last week, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio worked with Preterm, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, and Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio to create a new website: ohioabortionfacts.org To educate Ohio voters and RNC delegates, we took over the websites for the Columbus Dispatch, Dayton Daily News, and Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Learn more at Rewire.com.

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Sunday, our team crashed a fundraiser for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine! We wanted to make sure everyone knew how anti-choice he is. He has gubernatorial ambitions, which would be a disaster for Ohio women and families.

We showed up… but barely any of his supporters did! Sad!

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Monday, our activists marched in the End Poverty Now! march through downtown Cleveland.

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Tuesday morning, we started having some real fun! Joined by Lizz Winstead and her Lady Parts Justice crew, we “sidewalk counseled” outside Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum luncheon at the Browns’ football stadium. For two hours, we screamed and yelled and prayed for these anti-choice RNC delegates. We gave them a taste of the kind of protests that women face walking into abortion clinics across Ohio — which can be an unpleasant experience.

Read more in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Salon.com, and watch Lizz Winstead’s Facebook Live video.

The highlight lowlight of the protest was this lowlife who told out volunteer that: “If I owned you, I’d keep you chained to the stove.”

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Wednesday, Kellie Copeland took the mic at the official Speaker’s Platform in Cleveland’s Public Square. Volunteers from NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, the Preterm abortion clinic, and Lady Parts Justice shared their own abortion stories, and read stories from women across Ohio.

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Thursday night, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio welcomes comedian and The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead and her Lady Parts Justice comedy team to Cleveland for an epic take-down of the Republican National Convention! Joining them is Emmy Award-winning comedian and star of Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Frank Conniff, and the star of NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, Alonzo Bodden!The event will be a raucous, interactive RNC watch party timed to coincide with Donald Trump’s Thursday night acceptance speech. Proceeds from this event go to benefit the work of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and Lady Parts Justice.

TICKETS: General Admission now 30% off!

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Bohemian National Hall at Sokol Greater Cleveland
4939 Broadway Ave, Cleveland, OH 44127 (map)
July 21, 2016
VIP reception at 7:00 p.m. — $75
Doors open for General Admission at 8:30 p.m. —  $50 (REDUCED! General Admission now 30% off!!!)
Tickets and comedian bios: http://comedyrnc.brownpapertickets.com/

Proceeds from this event go to benefit the work of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and Lady Parts Justice.


Help build a pro-choice Ohio. Every day, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio fights to protect access to the full range of reproductive health care options—including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and safe & legal abortion care. We educate the public about the real threat to women’s healthcare posed by anti-choice legislation and policies. We mobilize pro-choice Ohioans to take political action to defend reproductive rights. And we are the voice for Ohio’s abortion clinics, helping them navigate the increasingly hostile climate created by extremist groups. But we need your help. As a member organization, we rely on your financial support to fund our important legislative, educational, and grassroots activities.

Contribute to NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio

Podcasts

#BlackLivesMatter and the value of responsible police

Find us on iTunes: http://bit.ly/naralpodcast

This week, Randi, Jaime, and Gabe discuss recent murders of Black men Alton Sterling and Phillando Castille and five Dallas Police Officers Lorne Ahrens, Michael Krol, Michael Smith, Brent Thompson, and Patrick Zamarripa. We firmly support the #BlackLivesMatter movement, but also recognize the contributions of law enforcement in keeping abortion clinics safe. The Columbus Police Department was represented twice during the hearings on the new Columbus clinic protection ordinance, once represented by a Black female officer and later by a Black male officer. Our discussion focuses on the need to balance calls police reform and respect the value of responsible police officers. Our That’s What She Said of the week goes to Warrensville Heights, Ohio Police Officer Nakia Jones’s video criticizing racist police.

In the Title IX Sports Report, we applaud Serena Williams for having the bet year ever. After appearing in Beyoncé’s Lemonade video, she won Wimbledon and tied the all-time women’s tennis grand slam record. She has also set grand slam records unmatched by any player, male or female. She is clearly one of the greatest female athletes of all time. We also recognize her confident voice in calling for social justice.


NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio welcomes comedian and The Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead and her Lady Parts Justice comedy team to Cleveland for an epic take-down of the Republican National Convention. Joining them are comedian Alonzo Bodden, who you know from NPR’s Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me, and Emmy Award-winning comedian Frank Conniff, who stars on Mystery Science Theatre 3000. The event will be a raucous, interactive RNC watch party timed to coincide with Donald Trump’s Thursday night acceptance speech.

Info & Tickets: http://comedyrnc.brownpapertickets.com/

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NARAL’s The Morning After is a production of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio.

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Help build a pro-choice Ohio. Every day, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio fights to protect access to the full range of reproductive health care options—including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and safe & legal abortion care. We educate the public about the real threat to women’s healthcare posed by anti-choice legislation and policies. We mobilize pro-choice Ohioans to take political action to defend reproductive rights. And we are the voice for Ohio’s abortion clinics, helping them navigate the increasingly hostile climate created by extremist groups. But we need your help. As a member organization, we rely on your financial support to fund our important legislative, educational, and grassroots activities.

Contribute to NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio