Just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court handed down the Dobbs decision, a near-total abortion ban went into effect in Ohio. A group of concerned doctors quickly organized and founded the Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights (OPRR) in the summer of 2022. OPRR has grown to thousands of physician members, from across all specialties and all corners of Ohio, who are committed to enabling Ohioans to make reproductive healthcare decisions free from government interference.
OPRR has been a driving force in the effort to enshrine abortion access in the Ohio Constitution, via the Reproductive Freedom Amendment. OPRR is one of the leading members of the Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights (OURR), the umbrella coalition of statewide reproductive health, rights, & justice organizations that is leading the campaign for Issue 1. Together, we have successfully placed the Reproductive Freedom Amendment on the November 2023 general election ballot and will secure its passage this fall.
Over 4,000 doctors and healthcare professionals have joined together to place The Right to Reproductive Freedom with Protections for Health and Safety on the ballot in Ohio.