“Gut Punch” in Ohio the Pilot Episode for 2024
Whoever the RNC thinks it’s designing its shut-up-about-abortion strategy for, it’s not for the 1.675 million in Ohio.
Ohio was the pilot episode. 2024 is the debut of the prime-time show.
If they succeeded in Ohio, they would know it could be done anywhere.
If the pro-abortion, radical Left was able to get the Buckeye State—the slice of heartland decidedly pro-Trump in 2016, even more so in 2020—to usher in abortion by popular vote, so could every state, red, purple, or blue.
But why start in Ohio, of all swing states? In short, revenge.
After the Dobbs decision sent the abortion conversation back to each individual state, Ohio was one of several that quicky moved to enact what is dubbed a “Heartbeat Bill.” If cardiac function can be detected in the child in the womb, she assumes the legal protection to continue growing through her birthday without forced interruption.
Because heart activity in the fetus can be detected as early as five or six weeks, these new Heartbeat acts posed a major problem for the Abortion Lobby and the Pink Hat Brigade. Abortions would decrease by thousands, leading to annihilated profits and more “unwanted,” sometimes disabled, children.
Feminazis in the media laser-focused on Ohio after exploiting a nightmarish story of a nine-year-old girl who was raped and impregnated by an illegal immigrant. The girl was brought to Indiana, at the time a haven for abortion, to terminate the pregnancy.
Instead of learning obvious lessons from the story, that pedophiles and rapists (foreign and domestic) should be cut out of society like cancer, the Left cashed in the fact that the victim was a resident of Ohio.
The Left got the story they needed from one child’s assault and trauma. It was enough to instill panic in certain elements of the population and mobilize the votes needed to ruin the state. Democratizing Ohio’s constitution is, unfortunately, a cakewalk.
Ohio is one of 16 states that allows for citizens to directly initiate amendments to the state constitution. Once the referendum hits the ballot, a mere majority is necessary to pass a shiny new addition to state law.
In other words, the Buckeye State made for a great pilot program for Big Abortion.
Ballot referendums are often worded in vague, convoluted fashion. That wasn’t the problem in Ohio. The proposed amendment, submitted last February, promised to implement a “right” to abortion in the state checked only by a fetal viability clause, meaning a limit of approximately 20 weeks.
Populist framers and re-framers of state constitutions conceived citizen-led ballot initiatives as a method to balance a government dominated by special interests. However, it does not seem that legalizing unlimited extermination of the next generation through popular vote was what the reformers had in mind. At one time, American governments were thought to be for “a moral and religious people.” President John Adams said exactly that in 1798.
But there are next to no limits to what initiatives can appear on the ballot in these 16 states. As long as a few dedicated residents collect enough signatures, almost any clause could, in theory, be amended.
So unfortunately for the pro-life movement, this plot to enshrine abortion into state constitutions—though sinister—is perfectly legal.
Pro-life wins in court, so Abortion found a much more effective back entrance.
Ohio was the pilot episode for 2024. Other states looked at what could be done even in the conservative heartland. Maryland and New York have already processed similar measures for next November. And keep an eye on states like Pennsylvania—where citizen-led initiatives are not yet legal—to either legalize the method or implement a popular vote another way.
Yes, gaining a majority on the total-ban front is unlikely. Yes, the radical pro-abortion Left could reimplement the atrocities of Roe in all 50 states, creating 50 battles as opposed to one—one that took 49 years to overturn. And yes, the ballot questions will drive more hyper-progressives to the polls, consequently boosting Democrat numbers up and down the ballot.
It could be bleak for some time. But hear me out. Hope for the pro-life movement lies in the numbers.
Despite the other side out-spending pro-life activists by 2 to 1 in Ohio, more than 1.6 million people voted No on Question 1. Those voters told their government that abortion is not a right, that there should be significant limits, and that 20 weeks is beyond a reasonable, lawful limit.
And that’s just Ohio.
Senator J.D. Vance of Ohio called the popular vote a “gut punch,” a creaming. He’s right.
Never mind what the platform claims. The Republican Party has not yet decided to make abortion its fight—to match the Abortion Lobby in funds, in court cases, in media coverage, in politicians with backbones. And when it comes to innovating campaign strategy (ballot harvesting, referendums, same-day registration etc.) the Left is several election cycles ahead.
Whoever the RNC thinks it’s designing its shut-up-about-abortion strategy for, it’s not for those 1.675 million in Ohio. Hopefully they’ll see that number and figure it out.