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Video: Women Have Options Seeks More Funding as Ohio Considers Abortion Ban

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Abortion rights are under attack here in Ohio, with the state legislature considering the third iteration of the “Heartbeat Bill” in as many years. 

While former governor John Kasich vetoed the bill twice, the political landscape in Ohio changed with the election in 2018. Governor Mike DeWine, a staunch conservative when it comes to reproductive rights, has already said he’d sign the bill.

To get an idea of the state of abortion access and what to expect should a six week ban on abortion come to pass, CU sat down with Stephanie Craddock Sherwood, Executive Director of Women Have Options — Ohio (WHO/O). The organization works to eliminate barriers for women and people seeking abortions by funding the procedure in part or in full, coordinating transportation to and from clinics in and out of state, and setting up housing for those traveling long distances. 

WHO/O is currently mobilizing pro-choicers for its 10th annual bowl-a-thon, in partnership with the National Network of Abortion Funds, to raise money for abortion access. Check out the video below to get Craddock Sherwood’s insight on how those funds will be used as abortion access in Ohio becomes more limited. And don’t forget to subscribe via YouTube for more video updates.

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