Podcasts

#WeObject to Judge Neil Gorsuch

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This week, Jaime and Gabe discuss the latest effort to defund Planned Parenthood, this time involving a vote in the US Senate. The 50-50 tie vote was broken by Vice President Mike Pence, who does in fact hate women.

This past Saturday, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio organized a rally in Cleveland to oppose the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court. We heard from Rep. Stephanie Howse, Rep. Nicki Antonio, and our own Kellie Copeland!

The full event video is on our Facebook page:


Join NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and our coalition partners at an event near you:
(* NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio sponsored events)

4/13/17 in Athens
Learn and Take Action Night
Come join NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and URGE for a night of fun, learning, and action. We will discuss the Supreme Court, Federal defunding as well as what we can do to keep our legislators accountable and to have our voices heard!!

4/24/17 in Cleveland
Reproductive Justice 101
Reproductive justice is about more than abortion access. To ensure that everyone can access equitable health care and bodily autonomy, we must dismantle the oppressive systems that affect women and families at the intersections of race, class, and gender. Join Preterm for a conversation that puts an intersectional and human rights lens on important aspects of the ongoing struggle for reproductive freedom. This is your opportunity to learn about reproductive justice from the experts in Cleveland. We’ll take a deeper dive into the reproductive justice framework and the pivotal work being done by New Voices Cleveland.

4/27/17 in Cleveland
Preterm Bowl-a-thon
The Preterm Access Fund provides financial assistance to our low-income and uninsured patients so they can afford compassionate, high-quality abortion care at Preterm. The money you raise will give our patients the freedom to make the best decisions for their lives and their families.

4/29/17 in Columbus
Women Have Options — Ohio Bowl-a-thon
Every year, WHO/O supporters take it to the alleys — the bowling alleys — to raise money for abortion access in Ohio! Here’s how it works: get a few friends together to start a team or join a team and help us bowl over barriers to abortion access.

5/3/17 in Columbus
Freedom of Choice Ohio Lobby Day
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Freedom of Choice Ohio will hold our annual Advocacy Day on May 3, 2017. This year, Ohio women and men will gather at the Ohio Statehouse to demand an end to the anti-woman agenda pushed by Governor Kasich and the legislature. Kasich has passed multiple abortion bans, defunded Planned Parenthood, and is using his Department of Health to harass abortion providers. We’ll learn more about the multiple threats to reproductive health care and a forthcoming proactive legislative agenda. Armed with information and training, participants will engage their legislators to show that their constituents do not support abortion bans or attacks on funding.


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

Podcasts

Trumpcare is dead! Long live Obamacare!

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

This week, Jaime, Randi, and Gabe discuss the complete failure that was the GOP attempt to destroy the Affordable Care Act. Gabe questions why Republicans in Congress should continue to support Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House.

In the US Senate, Chuck Schumer emerged as a key voice in opposition to Judge Neil Gorsuch. His nomination was put on hold as the senate committee delayed a vote until April 3. Increased public pressure will attempt to delay that vote further. Join NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio in Cleveland on Saturday to speak out against the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

We also reviewed a horrible op-ed in the New York Times that expressed the view that Democrats should abandon abortion rights as an issue.


Join NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and our coalition partners at an event near you:
(* NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio sponsored events)

4/1/17 in Cleveland
The People’s Filibuster: Cleveland
Please join thousands of other Americans to protest and rally against the extreme agenda of President Donald Trump, including his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court. The People’s Filibuster will take place in cities across the US and feature everyday Americans speaking on why they object to the extreme agenda of the President and how the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court would advance that agenda for decades to come.

4/27/17 in Cleveland
Preterm Bowl-a-thon
The Preterm Access Fund provides financial assistance to our low-income and uninsured patients so they can afford compassionate, high-quality abortion care at Preterm. The money you raise will give our patients the freedom to make the best decisions for their lives and their families.

4/29/17 in Columbus
Women Have Options — Ohio Bowl-a-thon
Every year, WHO/O supporters take it to the alleys — the bowling alleys — to raise money for abortion access in Ohio! Here’s how it works: get a few friends together to start a team or join a team and help us bowl over barriers to abortion access.

5/3/17 in Columbus
Freedom of Choice Ohio Lobby Day
FBRoe_FB Event

Freedom of Choice Ohio will hold our annual Advocacy Day on May 3, 2017. This year, Ohio women and men will gather at the Ohio Statehouse to demand an end to the anti-woman agenda pushed by Governor Kasich and the legislature. Kasich has passed multiple abortion bans, defunded Planned Parenthood, and is using his Department of Health to harass abortion providers. We’ll learn more about the multiple threats to reproductive health care and a forthcoming proactive legislative agenda. Armed with information and training, participants will engage their legislators to show that their constituents do not support abortion bans or attacks on funding.


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

Podcasts

I’m Just a Pill – Talking with Lady Parts Justice

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This week, Gabe and Kellie discuss the hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, which concluded this week. Judge Gorsuch made comments respecting Roe during his questioning, but it’s his actual record that worries us. He voted to strip women of access to contraception coverage in the Hobby Lobby case, and women everywhere are taking note.

In fact, because of the threat to the contraception coverage guarantees, the women at Lady Parts Justice have released their newest video, I’m Just a Pill! Gabe spoke to Julie Rosing and Abby Holland from the LPJ team.

Other LPJ videos have been hilarious, sharp commentary on politicians and sexual politics. Check out their YouTube channel for more, but definitely watch their Beyoncé parody, inFormation.


Join NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and our coalition partners at an event near you:
(* NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio sponsored events)

3/25/17 in Columbus
Swap For Our Sisters
Empty your closets of unwanted items that are gently, barely or never used (clothes, dressy scarves, outerwear, shoes, costume jewelry, sunglasses and purses) and bring them to St Stephen’s Episcopal Church on March 24 between 4:30-8pm to get your “golden ticket” that allows you to take unlimited items at the swap the next day.

3/30/17 in Dayton
Dayton NARAL & PP Learn and Take Action night
Hosted by NARAL Pro Choice Ohio & Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio : If you missed our awesome Roe Together bootcamp ( or you did attend but want more info and organizing training) then this is your chance to get updates on what’s happening at the Statehouse and how you can get your voice heard.

3/30/17 in Canton
Microphone Training
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation will train volunteers in communications techniques that fill in the gaps of inadequate or incomplete media coverage; add balance to biased and one-sided reporting; pursue topics and points of view that are being ignored. We will also prepare Ohioans for the ramifications of the pending Supreme Court decision on abortion access, as well as the confirmation battle to fill the vacancy on the Court.

4/27/17 in Cleveland
Preterm Bowl-a-thon
The Preterm Access Fund provides financial assistance to our low-income and uninsured patients so they can afford compassionate, high-quality abortion care at Preterm. The money you raise will give our patients the freedom to make the best decisions for their lives and their families.

4/29/17 in Columbus
Women Have Options — Ohio Bowl-a-thon
Every year, WHO/O supporters take it to the alleys — the bowling alleys — to raise money for abortion access in Ohio! Here’s how it works: get a few friends together to start a team or join a team and help us bowl over barriers to abortion access.

5/3/17 in Columbus
Freedom of Choice Ohio Lobby Day
FBRoe_FB Event

Freedom of Choice Ohio will hold our annual Advocacy Day on May 3, 2017. This year, Ohio women and men will gather at the Ohio Statehouse to demand an end to the anti-woman agenda pushed by Governor Kasich and the legislature. Kasich has passed multiple abortion bans, defunded Planned Parenthood, and is using his Department of Health to harass abortion providers. We’ll learn more about the multiple threats to reproductive health care and a forthcoming proactive legislative agenda. Armed with information and training, participants will engage their legislators to show that their constituents do not support abortion bans or attacks on funding.


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

Podcasts

Justice Sharon Kennedy must recuse herself

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This week, GabeJaime and Randi discuss Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy, who participated in a fundraiser for Right to Life of Greater Toledo this morning. This creates a conflict of interest with upcoming cases.

Two cases involving abortion providers will come before the state Supreme Court this year. Toledo’s last abortion clinic, Capital Care Network of Toledo, is challenging the state’s transfer agreement requirements. Separately, Cleveland abortion clinic Preterm is challenging abortion restrictions added into the 2013 state budget as violations of Ohio’s single-subject requirement for legislation.

In a release, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland said:

Justice Sharon Kennedy should recuse herself from any case related to legislation that was proposed and supported by the anti-abortion groups that endorsed her candidacy, to avoid any appearance of impropriety.

By participating in an organization’s fundraising event, Justice Kennedy has cast serious doubt on her ability remain impartial. Ohioans must be able to have faith in their government’s protection of rights without bias.


Join NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and our coalition partners at an event near you:
(* NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio sponsored events)

3/21/17 in Cincinnati
NARAL & PPGOH WOC Repro Freedom presents: Pens to Pictures
Hosted by NARAL Pro Choice Ohio & Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio Women of Color Repro Freedom: Pens to Pictures is a filmmaking collaborative that teaches and empowers incarcerated women to make their own short films, from script to screen. During its inaugural year in 2016, five films were made in partnership between women in Dayton Correctional Institution and the Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Pennsylvania artist communities. A screening of all 5 of these incredible short films will be followed by a Q & A panel of speakers who work at the intersection of Reproductive Health/Rights and Criminal Justice.

3/23/17 in Columbus
NARAL and Planned Parenthood Learn and Take Action Night
Hosted by NARAL Pro Choice Ohio & Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio : If you missed our awesome Roe Together bootcamp ( or you did attend but want more info and organizing training) then this is your chance to get updates on what’s happening at the Statehouse and how you can get your voice heard.

3/25/17 in Columbus
Swap For Our Sisters
Empty your closets of unwanted items that are gently, barely or never used (clothes, dressy scarves, outerwear, shoes, costume jewelry, sunglasses and purses) and bring them to St Stephen’s Episcopal Church on March 24 between 4:30-8pm to get your “golden ticket” that allows you to take unlimited items at the swap the next day.

3/30/17 in Dayton
Dayton NARAL & PP Learn and Take Action night
Hosted by NARAL Pro Choice Ohio & Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio : If you missed our awesome Roe Together bootcamp ( or you did attend but want more info and organizing training) then this is your chance to get updates on what’s happening at the Statehouse and how you can get your voice heard.

3/30/17 in Canton
Microphone Training
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation will train volunteers in communications techniques that fill in the gaps of inadequate or incomplete media coverage; add balance to biased and one-sided reporting; pursue topics and points of view that are being ignored. We will also prepare Ohioans for the ramifications of the pending Supreme Court decision on abortion access, as well as the confirmation battle to fill the vacancy on the Court.

4/27/17 in Cleveland
Preterm Bowl-a-thon
The Preterm Access Fund provides financial assistance to our low-income and uninsured patients so they can afford compassionate, high-quality abortion care at Preterm. The money you raise will give our patients the freedom to make the best decisions for their lives and their families.

4/29/17 in Columbus
Women Have Options — Ohio Bowl-a-thon
Every year, WHO/O supporters take it to the alleys — the bowling alleys — to raise money for abortion access in Ohio! Here’s how it works: get a few friends together to start a team or join a team and help us bowl over barriers to abortion access.

5/3/17 in Columbus
Freedom of Choice Ohio Lobby Day
FBRoe_FB Event

Freedom of Choice Ohio will hold our annual Advocacy Day on May 3, 2017. This year, Ohio women and men will gather at the Ohio Statehouse to demand an end to the anti-woman agenda pushed by Governor Kasich and the legislature. Kasich has passed multiple abortion bans, defunded Planned Parenthood, and is using his Department of Health to harass abortion providers. We’ll learn more about the multiple threats to reproductive health care and a forthcoming proactive legislative agenda. Armed with information and training, participants will engage their legislators to show that their constituents do not support abortion bans or attacks on funding.


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

Blog Post

So how come you guys always ask for money?

So how come you guys always ask for money?

I often hear from people that want to know why we send letters and emails asking you to contribute to NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio. Sometimes they’re curious about where our funding comes from. Sometimes they’re confused, because they say they’ve just given. Sometimes they’re mad because they say we waste money on postage by mailing request letters every month or so. So let’s get to the bottom of this, shall we?

The first thing to understand about us is that we’re actually organized as three distinct entities: NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation, and NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio PAC.

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio is the heart of the organization: gifts to it allow us to lobby on behalf of pro-choice bills and pro-choice candidates—think of it as our core Statehouse team. Donations there are the critical fuel for what we do, but because of the political nature of the work, you can’t deduct those donations on your taxes.

Same with our PAC: that’s where we make contributions directly to the candidates for public office that are 100% committed to preserving abortion access and expanding reproductive rights. We screen and endorse candidates through NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, but we give them the money they need to get elected through our PAC. With the 2018 elections coming up, gifts to the PAC are more important than ever!

Finally, the Foundation supports our research and educational programming. If you itemize your tax-deductible donations, gifts to the Foundation will count.

As for those other questions? We get some of our money from grants to the Foundation to fund special projects. Those dollars are restricted, which means they can’t be spent on our political work. That’s also true for the individual donations we receive from people’s workplace giving campaigns through Community Shares of Mid-Ohio and Greater Cleveland Community Shares: those go to the Foundation to support our educational outreach programs. That means that most of our crucial work at the Statehouse is funded by our individual members–people sending in checks or donating online.

We don’t get money from NARAL Pro-Choice America, and that’s I think where a lot of confusion arises. While we are proud to be the state affiliate of NPCA, we’re a completely separate organization, so your membership gift to them isn’t the same as your membership gift to us.

When you contribute to NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, you’re making sure that the hard work of fighting for abortion rights in Ohio happens. Same with Planned Parenthood: Because no one should have to fight this fight alone, and NARAL fights day in and day out to protect Planned Parenthood, as well as the wonderful independent abortion and family planning providers in Ohio, so they can continue to provide quality reproductive health care in our communities.

Please keep our work strong and powerful. Give generously. We mail requests four times a year, and email a few times in between. Whether you give once, twice, or monthly (that’s what I do), we want you to know how much we appreciate it. We are a membership organization. You are our members. Together, we’ll fight to preserve the rights we’ve worked so hard to secure. Thanks for all you do!

For choice,
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Pam McKee
Development Director
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio


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Podcasts

Sen. Sherrod Brown is saving the world.

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This week, Jaime and Randi are back! They joined Gabe to discuss all the ways Sen. Sherrod Brown is working to save the world. Specifically, he’s a key voice in opposition to the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court. Immediately following Gorsuch’s nomination, Sen. Brown issued a statement listing ways he is an inappropriate choice for the high court:

The people of Ohio deserve Supreme Court Justices who will defend the rights of working families over Wall Street and corporate special interests – and Judge Gorsuch’s record doesn’t pass that test. I cannot support any nominee who does not recognize that corporations are not people. The Supreme Court has enormous influence over the lives of everyday Ohioans, and any nominee must be willing to defend their rights to make their own healthcare decisions, collectively bargain for safe workplaces and fair pay, and to be protected from discrimination and Wall Street greed.

In addition to the Gorsuch nomination, Sen. Brown has issued a 77-page plan to improve lives of working Americans. Read coverage in the Columbus Dispatch, find his statement here, and read the full plan.

In Dispatch coverage this morning, the paper examines Sen. Brown’s role as critical voice for Democrats.


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State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) sponsored House Bill 1, which passed the Ohio House on Tuesday. Her bipartisan legislation to modernize Ohio’s domestic violence laws is joint-sponsored by Rep. Nathan Manning (R-N. Ridgeville). HB 1 will allow victims of dating violence to obtain civil protective orders against their attacker, a protection currently allowed in every state except Ohio and Georgia.

For far too long, Ohio’s antiquated domestic violence laws have left thousands of Ohioans vulnerable to dating violence. My colleagues and I agree: it is past time to pull Ohio out of the dark ages and join the rest of the country in protecting victims of abuse. I am pleased we were able to come together in a bipartisan manner to help bring Ohio’s domestic violence protections into the 21st Century.

The vote was not unanimous. After the initial announcement that the bill passed 93-0, two members of the House quietly changed from “not voting” to registering “No” votes on the bill. You can join us in asking Rep. Nino Vitale and Rep. Tom Brinkman why they oppose protecting victims of domestic violence by sharing these photos on Facebook.


Join NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio and our coalition partners at an event near you:
(* NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio sponsored events)

3/9/17 in Cleveland
Controversial Coverage: Faith and the Fight to Insure Contraceptives
Professor Jessie Hill brings a longstanding interest and expertise in access to contraception, dating to when she worked at the Reproductive Freedom Project of the national ACLU office in New York, litigating challenges to state-law restrictions on reproductive rights. She will explore recent trends in law and legislation pertaining to this important topic.

3/11/17 in Columbus
Columbus Learn and Take Action brunch
At this brunch we will focus on what’s happening at the Statehouse (budget and abortion restrictions) as well as Capitol Hill and end with an action on writing letters of support to Senator Sherrod Brown to keep up the fight over the upcoming Supreme Court nomination.

3/16/17 in Toledo
Roe Together – Toledo activist bootcamp
We know 2017 will bring many challenges to abortion access and reproductive health care in Ohio. What we need to learn is how to fight and who will stand with us. The Freedom of Choice Ohio coalition is hosting a series of activist bootcamps training. Join us and you’ll learn about legislation, messaging, and tactics to continue the fight for sexual freedom.

3/21/17 in Cincinnati
NARAL & PPGOH WOC Repro Freedom presents: Pens to Pictures
Hosted by NARAL Pro Choice Ohio & Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio Women of Color Repro Freedom: Pens to Pictures is a filmmaking collaborative that teaches and empowers incarcerated women to make their own short films, from script to screen. During its inaugural year in 2016, five films were made in partnership between women in Dayton Correctional Institution and the Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Pennsylvania artist communities. A screening of all 5 of these incredible short films will be followed by a Q & A panel of speakers who work at the intersection of Reproductive Health/Rights and Criminal Justice.

3/23/17 in Columbus
NARAL and Planned Parenthood Learn and Take Action Night
Hosted by NARAL Pro Choice Ohio & Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio : If you missed our awesome Roe Together bootcamp ( or you did attend but want more info and organizing training) then this is your chance to get updates on what’s happening at the Statehouse and how you can get your voice heard.

3/25/17 in Columbus
Swap For Our Sisters
Empty your closets of unwanted items that are gently, barely or never used (clothes, dressy scarves, outerwear, shoes, costume jewelry, sunglasses and purses) and bring them to St Stephen’s Episcopal Church on March 24 between 4:30-8pm to get your “golden ticket” that allows you to take unlimited items at the swap the next day.

3/30/17 in Dayton
Dayton NARAL & PP Learn and Take Action night
Hosted by NARAL Pro Choice Ohio & Planned Parenthood Advocates of Ohio : If you missed our awesome Roe Together bootcamp ( or you did attend but want more info and organizing training) then this is your chance to get updates on what’s happening at the Statehouse and how you can get your voice heard.

3/30/17 in Canton
Microphone Training
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation will train volunteers in communications techniques that fill in the gaps of inadequate or incomplete media coverage; add balance to biased and one-sided reporting; pursue topics and points of view that are being ignored. We will also prepare Ohioans for the ramifications of the pending Supreme Court decision on abortion access, as well as the confirmation battle to fill the vacancy on the Court.

4/27/17 in Cleveland
Preterm Bowl-a-thon
The Preterm Access Fund provides financial assistance to our low-income and uninsured patients so they can afford compassionate, high-quality abortion care at Preterm. The money you raise will give our patients the freedom to make the best decisions for their lives and their families.

4/29/17 in Columbus
Women Have Options — Ohio Bowl-a-thon
Every year, WHO/O supporters take it to the alleys — the bowling alleys — to raise money for abortion access in Ohio! Here’s how it works: get a few friends together to start a team or join a team and help us bowl over barriers to abortion access.

5/3/17 in Columbus
* Freedom of Choice Ohio Lobby Day
Mark your calendars!


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

Blog Post

2017 WHO/O Bowl-a-thon

Oh, it’s on! And it’s spectacular. Every year, Women Have Options / Ohio supporters take it to the alleys — the bowling alleys — to raise money for abortion access in Ohio. NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio is a proud sponsor of this event!

Start a Team or Join a Team!

Here’s how it works: get a few friends together to start a team or join a team (come up with a great name) and help us bowl over barriers to abortion access.

As you know, discriminatory laws in Ohio have put abortions even more out of reach of many, and WHO/O is hustling overtime to try to help more people as things get harder.

And we really need your help!

Interested in limbering up your strike arm but you have a question or two? We’ve got answers!

Why should I bowl? To help WHO/O raise needed money to make abortion accessible for Ohioans
Where is it, again? In Columbus. Exact information about the bowling alley to come when you sign up!
When is it? Kickoff Event: March 2, 2017, at PINS Mechanical BOWL-A-THON: April 29, 2017
I can’t bowl! Oh, bowling skills are not required. All you need is a sense of humor and the drive to help folks who need abortion access!
I already signed up to bowl. That’s why you’re our hero! You’re already making a difference!

While the Hyde Amendment denies abortion coverage to low-income people, people of color, and others facing barriers to abortion coverage, our bowlers won’t stand for this aggression and they’re doing something about it!


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