The Reproductive Freedom Amendment has diverse support. It is endorsed by professional medical societies, physician groups, grassroots organizations, and respected advocate groups.

Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio (AMCNO)

“We’re proud to join with Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights in an effort to secure access to reproductive health care for all Ohioans,” said Dr. Jonathan Scharfstein, AMCNO President. “As medical practitioners, we care deeply about the health and well-being of our patients, all of whom have different and unique circumstances and needs.”

“We have grave concerns with any policy that erodes the sanctity of the physician-patient relationship,” Scharfstein said. “Abortion bans violate long-established and widely accepted principles of medical ethics by substituting legislators’ opinions for a physician’s individualized patient-centered counseling.”

Ohio chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP)

“The American College of Physicians (ACP) believes that individuals have the right to make their own decisions, in partnership with their physician or health care professional, on matters affecting their individual reproductive health, including the types of contraceptive methods they use or whether or
not to continue a pregnancy. ACP strongly opposes medically unnecessary government restrictions on any health care services and has joined with over
75 health care organizations to oppose such legislative interference. For these reasons, the ACP Ohio Chapter endorses Issue 1: The Right to Reproductive Freedom with Protections for Health and Safety.”

American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

“Every Ohioan deserves access to the full spectrum of reproductive care, including access to safe abortions, contraceptives, fertility treatments, and miscarriage management. This amendment would establish in the Constitution of the State of Ohio an individual’s right to one’s own reproductive medical treatment and put in place the necessary legal protections for any person receiving reproductive medical treatment. ASRM firmly believes reproductive healthcare decisions belong between the patient and their provider, and we strongly support the passage of this amendment.”

Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM)

SMFM is proud to support our Ohio-based members, Ohioans for Reproductive Freedom, and Protect Choice Ohio to advance a ballot initiative that would enshrine the right to reproductive health care, including abortion care, in the state’s constitution. While the proposed measure would greatly improve access to the full spectrum of reproductive health care, we recognize that it will leave some high-risk pregnancy patients and others unable to receive the compassionate, evidence-based care they need in Ohio. SMFM continues to work toward a future where individuals across the country – including Ohio – have access to abortion care without legislative interference.”

Ohio chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP Ohio)

Ohio Section of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG Ohio)

“This common-sense amendment will restore and protect the vital reproductive rights that were guaranteed by Roe v. Wade for fifty years,” Dr. David Hackney, Chair of AGOG Ohio and Dr. Amy Burkett, the organization’s immediate past Chair said in a joint statement. “When Dobbs destroyed those rights and Ohio’s extreme abortion ban that does not include exceptions for rape, incest, or lethal fetal anomalies went into effect, the consequences were immediate and dire. The health and lives of patients across our state were put at risk and physicians faced the prospect of being arrested, charged, convicted of felonies, and jailed for providing standard, appropriate, evidence-based medical care. Enshrining reproductive freedom, including access to abortion, in the Constitution is the only way to ensure that this dangerous, intolerable scenario is never repeated in our state.”

Aurora for Change

Bold New Democracy

Brown County Democrats

Catholics for Choice Ohio

Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus

Democracy In Action

Faith Choice Ohio

Feminist Majority Foundation

Fighting the Radical
Right Ohio

Five Organized for Rights

Gahanna Democrats and Friends in Franklin County

Grandview Ignite

Greater Cincinnati Board
of Rabbis

Greene County Democratic Party Club


Heartland Conference United Church of Christ

Human Rights Campaign

Matriots Action Fund PAC

National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland

Northeast Ohio Left PAC

Ohio Progressive Action Leaders

Ohio Valley NOW

Ohio Working Families Party

Our Revolution Ohio

Oxford for Reproductive Rights

Positively Blue

Red Wine and Blue


RuralOrganizing.org Education Fund

Single Payer Action Network Ohio

Steel Valley Reproductive Freedom Coalition

The Ohio Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism


Unitarian Universalist Justice Ohio

Westerville Progressive Alliance

Woman’s City Club of Greater Cincinnati

Young Latino Network/ Avanzamos Unidos

We invite you to learn more about and join us in the fight for reproductive freedom.