Days after Ohio voters passed Issue 1 and codified abortion rights into Ohio’s constitution, Republicans are not accepting the election results.

In a new, unhinged press release issued by the Ohio House Republican Committee, GOP members rant that “foreign billionaires” impacted the election results and call the results tainted by so-called “foreign interference.” It is unclear what they are referring to.

Ohio voters overwhelmingly voted ‘Yes’ on Issue 1 by a margin of 56.6% to 43.4%.

The press release further argues that the results of the election do not invalidate a 6-week abortion ban previously passed by the Ohio Legislature and that “no amendment can overturn the God given rights with which we were born.”

  • @gkd
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    344 months ago

    The really weird part was this:

    The amendment’s language is dangerously vague and unconstrained, and can be weaponized to attack parental rights or defend rapists, pedophiles, and human traffickers.

    I mean I know that they love to mix things together, but this might be the first time I’ve seen abortion linked to pedophilia and supporting rapists.

    • @Bananigans
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      It’s just buzz phrase salad that they serve with every issue. Biden=pedo, immigrants=rapists, trans=rapist, abortion=trafficking, literally any issue=just add a,b, or c for justification. It’s a tired recipe, but their customers enjoy it.

      • mintyfrog
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        4 months ago

        Read the text of it.

        A. Every individual has a right to make and carry out one’s own reproductive decisions, including but not limited to decisions on: contraception; fertility treatment; continuing one’s own pregnancy; miscarriage care; and abortion.

        Just wait until a pedophile argues in court that having sex with a child is his own reproductive decision and that the child is an individual who made the same decision.

        • @Bananigans
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          And they would be laughed out of court and into prison. It’s not the fault of the law if someone reads it and understands it to mean something it doesn’t say.

          It doesn’t have any language repealing pedophilia laws. Just for clarity.

        • @TheLadyAugust@lemmy.world
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          94 months ago

          I don’t see this part as vague as all.

          …one’s own reproductive decisions,…

          Your own, not someone elses. If you’re a kiddy diddler abusing a child, then you’re affecting their reproductive decisions since they are under the age of consent. That defense isn’t covered under this amendment. So it would go through the courts as normal. Hopefully ending in a lifetime sentence.

        • @shasta@lemm.ee
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          The interpretation of the law is up to the judicial branch and any judge who sides with the pedophile in this case is kissing his career goodbye.

          • mintyfrog
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            I agree with you, but a law shouldn’t be worded this broadly.