For Immediate Release
April 11, 2019
EMILY's List Condemns Ohio GOP's Dangerous Abortion Ban
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week the Ohio state Legislature approved a dangerous abortion ban that would outlaw abortion as early as six weeks — before most women even know that they are pregnant. It now sits on the desk of Governor Mike DeWine, who has promised that he will sign it. In response, Christina Reynolds, vice president of communications at EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“From Georgia to Ohio and across the country, Republican lawmakers continue to play politics with women's lives by passing draconian laws that will harm families. These laws do not pass constitutional muster and are a cynical attempt by the far right to tee up a court challenge and ultimately overturn Roe v. Wade, which the vast majority of Americans support. EMILY's List remains committed to electing pro-choice Democratic women to legislatures all across the country in order to stop the Republican Party’s anti-woman agenda and support policies that allow women to make their own health care decisions.”
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $600 million to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, and turning out women voters to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 150 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and nearly 1,100 women to state and local office. Nearly 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. During the historic 2017-2018 cycle, EMILYs List raised a record-breaking $110 million and launched a record independent expenditure campaign. We helped elect 34 new women to the House, including 24 red-to-blue victories; enough seats to have delivered the U.S. House majority alone. Since the 2016 election, more than 46,000 women have reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state and national offices.