Council Response to Supreme Court’s Ruling on Abortion
Members of Columbus City Council are angry at the Supreme Court’s decision to deny necessary healthcare to Americans and reverse nearly 50 years of settled precedent. While abortion is still legal in Ohio today, that right is under immediate threat, given the six-week abortion ban on the books and the gerrymandered General Assembly's likelihood to pass an outright ban when they return to session. Council opposes the enactment of any legislation which could put Ohioans and doctors in jail for their healthcare decisions.
Council has stood up for abortion rights and will continue to do so. Council passed legislation to protect people and clinic workers from harassment outside of clinics, adopted a resolution opposing the 6-week ban, and updated the city's non-discrimination code to include protections for reproductive health choice, including seeking abortion care.
Abortion is health care. Our state legislature must act to protect Ohioans’ right to choice.