Schmidt Issues Statement on OSU’s ‘Sex Week’

By Chuck Gibson (Information provided by office of Representative Jean Schmidt

COLUMBUS, OH (February 12, 2022) – In a press release from the office of Ohio House Representative Jean Schmidt (R- Loveland), it was announced she has sent a letter to the President of The OSU expressing disappointment in plans for a “Sex Week” which includes “Valentine’s for Abortion Providers” on the campus. 

Rep. Jean Schmidt testifies in Columbus (Provided)

Here is the text of the release issued Friday, February 11, 2022: 

State Representative Jean Schmidt (R-Loveland) today issued the following statement and sent the attached letter regarding “Sex Week” to President Johnson at the Ohio State University:

“I am disappointed to learn of the Ohio State University’s use of funds to promote one-sided, liberal issues and values during “Sex Week.” I am requesting an explanation from President Johnson in the following letter.” – Rep. Jean Schmidt

Here is the body of the letter sent by Schmidt: 

Dr. Johnson,

It has come to my attention that the Ohio State University is hosting a “Sex Week,” which includes an event called “Valentine’s for Abortion Providers.” While I strongly defend the right for students to speak freely on a public campus, I am appalled at the University’s direct funding of events that encourage the killing of innocent, unborn babies.

It is never an act of love to purposefully kill somebody, let alone an unborn child. As you may know, I am pro-life across the board. All life is sacred, from conception to natural death. Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love and life.

Our tax dollars are supporting this school. Are the Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the College of Social Work also supporting events that advance pro-life positions?

The University’s purpose is to help individuals broaden their views of the world, giving equal time to diverse viewpoints and equal opportunity for students to express their opinions and beliefs. I expect Ohio State is doing this.

Our forefathers believed in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We distinguish death when the heart beat stops, and we distinguish life when the heart beat begins. I strongly urge you to reconsider this activity.

I appreciate an opportunity to discuss this with you and I look forward to your response.


Jean Schmidt
State Representative
Ohio’s 65th District

UPDATED INFORMATION: Saturday, February 12, 2022 2:00 p.m.

 PRESS RELEASE: Friday, February 11, 2022

Schmidt’s Breast Cancer Screening Sees Progress

COLUMBUS – Legislation to increase breast cancer screening accessibility and early detection to patients is moving forward in the Ohio Senate. House Bill 371, a bi-partisan bill sponsored by State Representatives Jean Schmidt (R-Loveland) and Sedrick Denson (D-Cincinnati), received its second hearing in the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday.

The committee received nearly 30 proponent testimony submissions for the bill. Schmidt also noted the in-person support from Dr. Annie Brown, Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University Of Cincinnati Barrett Cancer Center, Sherry Hughes, former Meteorologist for WCPO9 in Cincinnati and breast cancer survivor, and Michele Young, breast cancer survivor and a personal friend of Schmidt’s.

“I’m so thankful to all of the brave women and men coming forward to share their stories and help us move this important piece of legislation forward,” said Schmidt. “I’d also like to thank Senator Terry Johnson for supporting our progress in the Senate, and I look forward seeing this bill signed into law soon.”

H.B. 371 now awaits additional hearings in the Senate Health Committee. For more information on the bill, please click here.

Group of proponents for Breast Cancer screening bill who testified before Ohio Senate (Provided)

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