Here’s How Ohio Women Legislators Are Working to Keep Abortion Clinics Open – Ms. Magazine

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Last weekend, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost ordered Ohio reproductive health clinics to cease providing abortions—claiming that abortion services are not “essential” medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When Ohio state House Representative Tavia Galonski—chair of the Ohio Women’s Democratic Legislative Caucus—first heard the news, she felt rage.

“It is not the job of the state to take away women’s agency,” Rep. Tavia Galonski—a long-time advocate for women’s rights—told Ms. Pictured: Galonksi in September 2019 co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill to shield crisis counselors from being forced to testify. (WSOU)

“Now is not the time to overturn the U.S. Constitution in the middle of a pandemic,” she said.

After his announcement, Attorney General Yost faced immediate pushback from abortion rights advocates and pro-choice state legislators….

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