No, Ohio’s new abortion-rights measure doesn’t allow for ‘financial’ exemptions to restrictions

Published November 10, 2023


The Associated Press included commentary from Lucinda Finley in an article about a campaign ad in Ohio running on social media made the provocative claim that the state’s abortion ballot question would allow residents to cite financial hardship as a reason for seeking an abortion late in pregnancy. This claim has been proven false, said Finley. “Health means that a physical or mental condition must be involved,” she said. “Financial exigency is not a health condition.”

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