Doctors Call Out Medical Misinformation & Fear Mongering in Pro-Issue 1 Group’s Ad, Set the Record Straight
“There is no law in Ohio that stops us from caring for them or caring for mom during an emergency such as an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. The abortion industry wants to talk about these non-issues because they don’t want you to know what their amendment is really about: an extreme agenda that legalizes painful abortions up until birth and takes rights away from parents.”
-Dr. Kathleen Lutter, board-certified OB/GYN in Ohio
COLUMBUS, OH – Doctors are calling out the medical misinformation and fear mongering in the newest ad about Issue 1 released by ACLU-backed Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights (OURR). In social media videos today, board-certified doctors point out that the ad spreads dangerous lies about current miscarriage and emergency care available for Ohio women. The videos come from board-certified OB/GYNs Dr. Kathleen Lutter, Dr. Michael Parker and Dr. Christina Francis.
Dr. Michael Parker, a board-certified OB/GYN in Ohio with more than 30 years of clinical experience, said of the ad, “I can’t let the medical misinformation in the recent ad from proponents of Issue 1 stand. Their assertion that treatment for ectopic pregnancies and miscarriage is in danger without the amendment could not be further from the truth. These conditions are entirely different from elective abortion. I can care now for my patients with these conditions just as I always have.”
The ad’s incomplete and deceptive messaging leads Ohioans to believe that emergency care for miscarriages is not currently available under Ohio law. Ohio doctors are refuting these outrageous claims and highlighting the life-affirming care currently available to women in the state.
“OB/GYNs have two patients to care for during pregnancy: mom and baby,” said board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Kathleen Lutter. “There is no law in Ohio that stops us from caring for them or caring for mom during an emergency such as an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. The abortion industry wants to talk about these non-issues because they don’t want you to know what their amendment is really about: an extreme agenda that legalizes painful abortions up until birth and takes rights away from parents.”
If passed, Issue 1 will eliminate commonsense health and safety standards currently in place to protect women. The amendment will also strip away parental rights and allow for painful, late-term abortion on demand through all nine months.
Protect Women Ohio (PWO) called out OURR’s dangerous and deceptive ad yesterday, noting it is the ACLU’s latest attempt to distract from its radical agenda. The groups pedaled the same lies during the Proposal 3 debate in Michigan last year. Since the amendment’s passage, pro-life, pro-woman laws have fallen by the wayside, and Michigan Democrats introduced 11 bills to further eliminate pro-life, pro-woman protections, calling them “unconstitutional” under Prop 3.
The doctors quoted above are available for further comment on OURR’s dangerous and deceptive ad.
Issue 1 is just the latest example of the ACLU’s war on parental rights. Background on the ACLU’s war on parents is available HERE. The ACLU has a long and well-documented history of fighting against parental rights, including in Alaska and Indiana. The ACLU specifically calls out parental involvement on its website, saying it would restrict “teenagers’ access to abortion.” Heritage Action recently released a report and video about the ACLU’s attacks on parental rights in Ohio. In recent weeks, the ACLU has denounced parental notification requirements in schools, and the ACLU of Ohio’s chief lobbyist confirmed that stance on Twitter.
A legal analysis of the extreme anti-parent amendment is available HERE from constitutional scholars Carrie Campbell Severino, President of Judicial Crisis Network, and Frank J. Scaturro, a former special counsel to the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives.
Protect Women Ohio is a pro-parent, pro-woman, pro-life coalition dedicated to defeating the ACLU’s extreme anti-parent amendment this November. PWO is made up of concerned family and life leaders, parents, health and medical experts, and faith leaders in Ohio.
To learn more please visit www.protectwomenohio.com.