Leaked Uniited States Supreme Court decision possible overturn of ROE v WADE

OHIO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: Office of State Rep. Jean Schmidt 

COLUMBUS, OH (May 3, 2022) – With the breaking news overnight of a leaked Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision draft indicating the possible overturning of ROE v WADE, several comments were released by Ohio State Representative Jean Schmidt.   

Representative Jean Schmidt testifies on Ohio House floor (Provided)

State Representative Jean Schmidt (R-Loveland) has long been an advocate for the unborn.

“Like many in my community and across America, I remain hopeful and optimistic as we await the United States Supreme Court’s decision,” said Schmidt. “I have fought for the unborn my entire life and pray for a favorable ruling.”

Schmidt is the sponsor of House Bill 598, the Human Life Protection Act, which would ban abortion in Ohio upon the overturning of  Roe v. Wade. 

“Reports that a decision is imminent underscore the importance of passing House Bill 598, the Human Life Protection Act,” Schmidt said. “In Ohio alone, nearly 21,000 unborn children are killed every year. This must stop. We can and must do more to protect the lives of the unborn.”

In her comments, Schmidt dicussed similar legislation passed  in several other states.

“Thirteen states have passed legislation similar to House Bill 598 and another seven have pre-Roe bans still in place,” she said.  “Ohio’s time has come. We must pass the Human Life Protection Act.”

Schmidt also commented on the leaking of a Supreme Court draft decision and the impact on the Court.

“I must also say this: Regardless of our views on this issue, the alleged leak of a draft court decision is something all Americans should find deeply disconcerting. It blatantly disregards the court’s confidentiality and undermines the integrity of this important institution.” – Jean Schmidt, Ohio State Representative

State Representative Jean Schmidt is serving her first term in the Ohio House of Representatives. She represents the 65th house district, which includes northwestern Clermont County.

For more information, contact Rep. Schmidt’s office at (614) 466-8134 or rep65@ohiohouse.gov.