Ohio Supreme Court rules ‘unborn child’ wording can remain in abortion ballot language

The Ohio Supreme Court handed a partial victory to the state’s GOP-controlled ballot board on Tuesday, ruling that the term “unborn child” can remain in the ballot language for a November vote on whether to enshrine abortion protections in the state’s constitution.

The ruling comes after Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights and five petitioners sued the board over ballot wording that omitted the term “fetus,” which is used in the full text of the proposed constitutional amendment.

The state Supreme Court rejected the petitioners’ argument that the ballot’s language “introduces an ethical judgment,” saying that it “does not establish that the ballot board’s language constitutes improper persuasion.”

The office of the Secretary of State said they were “pleased” by the court’s ruling…..”

By Molly
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