2, Blog Post

Mike DeWine is attacking abortion providers — again

Mike DeWine

Earlier today, Mike DeWine announced an investigation of Ohio abortion providers following a series of false allegations about Planned Parenthood. Once again, he is taking orders from Ohio Right to Life.

Ohio women won’t stand by as he uses his office for his political agenda. Add your name to this Thank You note to the abortion providers he’s targeting.

Ohio’s abortion clinics are inspected regularly by the Ohio Department of Health and there is no reason to believe any of them have engaged in any wrongdoing. DeWine’s plan to investigate these clinics based solely on outrageous claims from an attack group outside of Ohio is nothing more than political grandstanding.

These wild accusations are another in a string of attacks on abortion care — attempting to discredit, harass, and stigmatize physicians and their patients who decide to end their pregnancies. Anti-choice extremists like Mike DeWine will go to any length to interfere with women’s health, and to restrict abortion access.

Every woman deserves to make her own personal and private medical decisions without interference or judgment from extremists. The office of the Ohio Attorney General should not be used to play up lies fabricated by shadowy out-of-state organizations dedicated to stripping women of their right to safe and legal abortion.

Tell your local abortion provider you value their work. DeWine’s agenda can’t go unanswered.

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.

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