Today, state Senator Tina Maharath (D-Canal Winchester) issued a statement in response to the leaked U.S. Supreme Court opinion, indicating that the Court would overturn Roe v. Wade, remove the federal constitutional right to abortion and give the power to restrict or ban abortion to each state. The Court’s decision will not be considered final until it is published in the coming months.
“While this draft does not necessarily reflect the final decision of the Court, it is heartbreaking nonetheless. For nearly fifty years, women in America have had the right to decide whether or not to carry their pregnancy to term. Women should be able to make their own decisions about what is best for their health and finances. However, this draft opinion threatens to undermine the ability of women across America, including Ohio, to make those important decisions. I will continue to fight as hard as I can for abortion rights in Ohio, and encourage the Biden administration to use every tool at their disposal to protect our reproductive freedom.”