DNC CEO Seema Nanda released the following statement after Republicans in the Ohio legislature passed a six-week abortion ban:
“Today, Ohio Republicans became the latest example of how the Trump administration’s extremist, anti-women policies have emboldened legislators across the country to attack women’s access to health care. With the state legislature’s passage of Ohio’s so-called ‘heartbeat bill,’ the extreme, unconstitutional abortion ban that even former Republican Governor John Kasich vetoed is headed for Republican Governor Mike DeWine’s signature. This shameful ban, which doesn’t even make exceptions for cases of rape or incest, would put women’s lives at risk by barring their access to safe, legal abortion. This is a direct attack on a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body with her doctor.
“Ohio is only one of more than a dozen states that have introduced legislation banning abortion after six weeks this year. With Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court and Donald Trump in the White House, Republicans will continue to push unconstitutional bills just like this as part of a larger effort to ban abortion nationwide. While Republicans continue to play partisan games with women’s health care, Democrats will keep fighting to protect women’s access to critical care.”