Letter from our Board

Matriots Action Fund Stands for Ohio Reproductive Rights

The Matriots Action Fund is proud to support the proposed constitutional amendment submitted by Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights.

Our non-partisan organization is dedicated to ensuring Ohio’s women can thrive and prosper. To do so, Ohioans must have the right:

  • to dominion over their own bodies;
  • to be safe and healthy;
  • to economic equity through control over their own reproductive health and family planning; and,
  • to healthcare providers who are free from fear, miseducation, or delay on women’s health issues.

The Matriots believe bodily autonomy and access to life-saving care should not be used as political footballs. The proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution entitled “The Right to Reproductive Freedom with Protections for Health and Safety” codifies these critical rights. The well-being of our families, communities, and country is directly impacted by the economic independence, health, and safety of women. Women must have access to family planning and contraception, reproductive choices, abortion, and pregnancy and miscarriage health care.

As stated by the Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights (OPRR): “No explanation should be required for a choice that allows a woman to enjoy the same status in society as a man: freedom to preserve her health and well-being.” Supporting women’s reproductive rights should not be a partisan issue. Yet, it has been used for decades to divide us.

We are thrilled that OPRR asked The Matriots to lend its support for women’s economic,social, and health equity by endorsing the proposed ballot language and constitutional amendment for reproductive freedom and abortion in Ohio.

Today, we stand with Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights.

Please visit www.matriotsactionfund.com or the Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights website to learn more.

“Ohioans are perilously close to losing access to safe, legal, comprehensive reproductive medical care...This commonsense amendment ensures that physicians will be able to provide the care our patients need and deserve free from government interference.”

Dr. Lauren Beene, Executive Director
Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights

Read the Ballot Initiative Language