Since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022, every pro-life ballot referendum that has landed on a statewide ballot has failed. Alternatively, all statewide ballot initiatives to expand abortion rights have passed.
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The pro-life movement experienced a few setbacks this week in three states’ elections, including in Ohio, where voters decisively approved a ballot referendum that expands abortion access and adds a new right to abortion to the state constitution. We talk to EWTN’s Prudence Robertson about Nov. 7 election results, the latest GOP debate and the formidable challenges the pro-life movement faces ahead. Then we turn to a very different kind of crisis — the one faced by Christians in the Middle East. We talk to Lebanese journalist Elias Turk from EWTN News’ Arabic language news agency ACI Mena about the impact of the Israel-Hamas war on the Christian community in the region.
Pro-life organizations are expressing concern for families, women and children after Ohio voters approved a referendum to enshrine a right to abortion in the state Constitution.
The bill, sponsored by Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, would still allow states to restrict abortion earlier in pregnancy, but no later than 15 weeks.
A Yes vote would establish a new constitutional right to abortion, and a No vote would reject that language being added to the state Constitution.
The 2022 repeal of Roe sent shockwaves throughout the U.S. political landscape. Decided in 1973, Roe had for half a century guaranteed an effectively unfettered right to abortion throughout the United States until the Supreme Court struck it down last June.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7, but early voting has already begun. Voting Yes on Issue 1 would amend the Ohio Constitution to add a new right to ‘reproductive freedom,’ which includes ‘abortion’ and ‘contraception,’ among other things. Voting No on Issue 1 would prevent this language from being added.
One church was defaced with pro-abortion messages spray-painted on a window and more than a dozen other church properties had their pro-life campaign signs stolen or destroyed.
Catholic bishops have strongly rebuked the amendment for months.