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On Tuesday, Ohio voters approved 57-43% in favor of abortion rights and other reproductive rights. Abortion rights supporters are set to challenge the existing restrictions and bans on the procedure soon.
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4 GOP lawmakers have a different Motive .
According to a news release on Thursday night that the 4 representatives of the GOP House, “To prevent mischief by abortion-supporting courts with Issue 1, Ohio legislators will consider removing jurisdiction from the judiciary on this vague voting initiative.” “Ohio lawmakers alone will consider removing jurisdiction from the judiciary on this unclear voting initiative, based on input from legal experts on both sides, to determine what changes should be made to existing laws.”
Representative Jennifer Gross, R-West Chester, Bill Dean, R-Xenia, Melanie Miller, R-Miller, and Beth Lear, R-Galena, stated that the “Deceptive Ohio Issue 1 misled the public, but we did not invalidate our laws.” On friday in a press release an anti-abortion organization share the quote “Ohio Values Voters”.
Gross said in the Ohio Values Voters statement that We will reclaim jurisdiction from the courts so they cannot misuse Issue 1 for the benefit of the abortion industry.
House Speaker Jason Stephens of R-Kitts Hill declined to comment through a spokesperson on the release or the proposal. However, Ohio Judicial Conference Executive Director Paul Pfeifer opposed the proposal.
Former judge and Republican lawmaker Pfeifer said, “The Ohio Supreme Court is the final arbiter of constitutional issues. There is no way around it, so any attempt to set aside the constitution will ultimately go nowhere.”
“Gabriel Mann” the spokesperson for the Issue 1 campaign, argued that this move by Republican lawmakers is more about political plan than anything else. Mann said, “Issue 1 is passed because all the Republican are against this right and the votes of many Republicans who do not like the government’s interference in people’s personal lives.”
House Minority Leader Allison Russo, D-Upper Arlington, responded to the proposal on Wednesday, saying, “Instead of creating a constitutional crisis with attacks on the rule of law and the power of citizens, politicians outside of contact should respect people’s dual desires by respecting decisions related to health care between women and their doctors.”
On Wednesday, more than a dozen House Republicans agreed to oppose the Issue 1 right.
But On Tuesday, Stephens said in a statement that The legislature has many avenues to seek innocent life protection. Democrats in the House recently announced that they would introduce a bill to repeal abortion bans and enact measures against discrimination due to abortion. These proposals face a tough battle in the GOP-controlled legislature.