Lead-HER-ship with TamieWilson

The Impact of Stigma and Misinformation on Reproductive Healthcare in Ohio

November 06, 2023 Tamie Wilson Episode 1
Lead-HER-ship with TamieWilson
The Impact of Stigma and Misinformation on Reproductive Healthcare in Ohio
Show Notes

In this episode of "Lead-HER-ship with Tamie Wilson", Tamie interviews Maggie Scotece, the Interim Executive Director of the Abortion Fund of Ohio.  Tamie and her guest delved into the heart of the fight for reproductive rights in Ohio, and we are excited to share some key takeaways with you.

  1. The Battle for Issue One: We discussed the campaign for Issue One, a constitutional amendment aimed at protecting reproductive decision-making in Ohio. The journey has been challenging, but the importance of keeping these decisions in the hands of individuals, not politicians, fuels our fight.
  2. Busting Myths and Misinformation: We tackled the misinformation surrounding Issue One, including false narratives about its impact on trans and sex changes. It's crucial to understand that this amendment doesn't change consent laws or allow unrestricted abortion, but includes a fetal viability limit.
  3. The Role of the Abortion Fund of Ohio: Maggie shed light on the invaluable work of the Abortion Fund of Ohio. They provide financial assistance, support, and education to individuals seeking abortions, ensuring a safe and supportive environment for their clients.
  4. The Waiting Period and Financial Burden: We discussed the 24-hour waiting period in Ohio post-counseling before proceeding with an abortion. Often, this period extends due to factors like doctor availability, adding to the financial burden of the procedure.
  5. Debunking Abortion Myths: We addressed common myths, like the misconception that abortion prevents future pregnancies. We emphasized the importance of ongoing birth control counseling post-abortion and the need to debunk disinformation surrounding it.
  6. The Power of Personal Stories: Maggie highlighted the importance of sharing personal stories to humanize the issue of abortion. She also discussed the potential consequences of overturning the constitutional amendment and the rising criminalization of miscarriages.

I hope these insights spark your curiosity and encourage you to listen to our full conversation. Together, we can challenge the stigma, misinformation, and restrictive laws surrounding reproductive healthcare. Remember, your voice matters, and every vote counts in the fight for reproductive rights in Ohio.

Stay tuned for more enlightening discussions!

 Maggie Scotece | She/They
Interim Executive Director
Abortion Fund of Ohio
Main AFO Phone: (614) 803-9479


Resources:
Website: abortionstorytellers.org
Ohio Supreme Court - Website: supremecourt.ohio.gov 

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