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Innovation Ohio · May 3, 2022

Desiree Tims Comments on Leaked Draft of Roe v. Wade Decision

COLUMBUS — Today, Desiree Tims, President and CEO of Innovation Ohio, released the following statement after a draft U.S. Supreme Court decision was leaked to the public, appearing to show that the Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade and end federal abortion rights:

“This is a sad day in our nation’s history. The American majority is pro-choice. Most Americans support our right to decide what happens to our own bodies. We will not allow an illegitimate minority to take away our personal freedoms.

“It’s important to note that this is currently only a draft, and things may change before anything is finalized. It is also important to note that abortion remains LEGAL in Ohio. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

“Either way, we can and will right this deadly wrong together.

“It is fitting that today is Primary Election Day in Ohio. This disastrous potential Supreme Court decision only highlights the crucial nature of down ballot races.

“We must vote in every single election, for candidates at every level of government. Courts matter. State legislatures matter. We will defend our rights from the ground up.

Go vote today, anytime before 7:30 pm, then prepare to stand together in the fight for our freedoms.”

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