ORIGINAL POST (4:00 PM): Another day, another proposed abortion restriction. Yesterday, anti-choice legislators introduced an amendment to Ohio’s state budget that would close our sister clinic, Capital Care Network of Toledo.
Currently, the state requires that abortion clinics have an ambulatory transfer agreement with a “local” hospital (despite the fact that transfer agreements are pointless, since no hospital can turn away a patient who comes to the ER).
According to the Columbus Dispatch, under a provision added Wednesday to the budget, the hospital would have to be within 30 miles of the clinic. This new provision would render Capital Care Network’s transfer agreement with The University of Michigan invalid, because Ann Arbor is more than 30 miles away.
This last-minute, sneaky tactic by anti-choice Republican senators has Ohio’s pro-choice community madder than hell and we aren’t going to give up without a fight.
Every person who emails their legislator and sends us a screenshot will get a free #LeaveMyPussyAlone sticker! You can post the screenshot in a comment on our Facebook page and we’ll reserve your sticker. Come to the Planned Parenthood* booth between 2 PM - 5 PM on Saturday (6/20) to claim your pro-choice sticker!
*Founder's Women's Health Center is not affiliated with Planned Parenthood in any way. They were simply nice enough to allow us to peddle our stickers at their Gay Pride booth.
If you can't make it to Pride this weekend, we will also be at ComFest next Saturday (6/27). We'll be volunteering at the Freedom Of Choice Ohio (FOCO) booth from 5 PM - 8 PM.
For those of you who want to make a pro-choice fashion statement, stay tuned! We’re in the process of making #LeaveMyPussyAlone tote bags and t-shirts. 100% of the net profits from this project will be donated to an Ohio-based 501(c)(3) abortion fund.