NOVEMBER 7th - VOTE NO! FOR THE REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS AMENDMENT
Remember to Register to vote by October 10th, 2023
If enough petitions are gathered - the Reproductive Rights Ballot Initiative will be up for consideration on November 7th. We need as many pro-life Christians to show up as possible and vote just in case the forces of evil are successful.
We are facing a critical challenge with the Reproductive Rights Ballot Initiative, which poses a grave threat to our conservative values, parental rights, and the well-being of our children. We implore pastors, as faithful shepherds, to rally your congregations and take a stand against this harmful amendment that expands abortion, strips away parental decision-making, and perpetuates the erosion of our moral foundations.
Similar propositions have passed in conservative Kansas, Kentucky, and in Michigan.
The proposed amendment not only greatly expands access to abortion but also removes parental authority when it comes to crucial decisions regarding their children's lives. This means that parents would lose the right to protect their children from potentially life-altering choices, such as allowing them to undergo abortions or make decisions regarding their gender identity. It also lays the groundwork that Christian morality could be considered abusive. We cannot stand idly by as the fabric of the family unit is unravelled, and the sacred bond between parents and their children is weakened.
Moreover, this amendment threatens to undermine the principles of chivalry and personal responsibility that have long been the bedrock of our society. By allowing individuals to pursue their lustful desires without the responsibility of their decisions, we are eroding the very foundation of honorable relationships and the sanctity of human life. The proposed amendment reduces the value of life by treating abortion as a mere form of birth control, rather than recognizing the preciousness and inherent worth of every unborn child.
Equally disconcerting is the amendment's disregard for the well-being of children struggling with gender dysphoria. By allowing profit-seeking doctors and enterprises to exploit their vulnerable condition, we perpetuate the pain and confusion they experience. Children deserve compassionate care, support, and guidance, not to be subjected to irreversible medical procedures driven by financial gain. We must protect their innocence, physical well-being, and emotional stability.
As pastors, you hold a unique position of influence and guidance within your congregations. We implore you to use your voice and platform to educate, inform, and mobilize your church members to stand against this harmful amendment. Encourage them to understand the implications of this initiative and to vote in alignment with their biblical convictions. Urge them to engage in respectful and informed discussions, bringing awareness to the potential consequences of this proposed legislation.
The Ohio Reproductive Rights Amendment - an end to Chivalry and Parental Rights in Ohio
FULL TEXT OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT
Be it Resolved by the People of the State of Ohio that Article I of the Ohio Constitution is amended to add the following Section:
Article I, Section 22. The Right to Reproductive Freedom with Protections for Health and Safety
A. Every individual has a right to make and carry out one's own reproductive decisions, including but not limited to decisions on:
continuing one's own pregnancy;
miscarriage care; and
B. The State shall not, directly or indirectly, burden, penalize, prohibit, interfere with, or discriminate against either:
An individual's voluntary exercise of this right or
A person or entity that assists an individual exercising this right, unless the State demonstrates that it is using the least restrictive means to advance the individual's health in accordance with widely accepted and evidence-based standards of care. However, abortion may be prohibited after fetal viability. But in no case may such an abortion be prohibited if in the professional judgment of the pregnant patient's treating physician it is necessary to protect the pregnant patient's life or health.
C. As used in this Section:
"Fetal viability" means "the point in a pregnancy when, in the professional judgment of the pregnant patient's treating physician, the fetus has a significant likelihood of survival outside the uterus with reasonable measures. This is determined on a case-by-case basis."
"State" includes any governmental entity and any political subdivision.
D. This Section is self-executing.
"Every individual has a right to make and carry out one's own reproductive decisions, including but not limited to decisions...."
This wording opens the flood gates for children suffering from Gender Dysphoria to be able to make their own decision to undergo sex-change therapies or surgeries. These therapies and surgeries can be considered reproductive decisions since they sterilize biological women and render biological men incapable of fostering offspring. While not directly mentioned in the amendment itself - the intent was clearly to be so vague that disallowing such surgeries or therapies could be challenged in a court of law - which few families have the funds to fight. This is a goldmine for the left leaning Godless ACLU to relentlessly pursue taking advantage of children that do not have the intellect to make competent decisions.
It is disingenuous to ignore this potential outcome and an outright lie to dismiss this inevitable challenge. If they are successful with this in a court of law - this lays the groundwork that if you try to help your child through a confusing time in their life - by recognizing them as the sex they were born as - that you could be found guilty of child abuse and have your child taken from you. The writing is on the wall - we cannot cede one inch to what is coming.