CV NEWS FEED // A leading LGBTQ group responsible for promoting “transgender” ideology to children in schools has endorsed Ohio’s Issue 1, a proposed amendment that would enshrine abortion as a “right” under the state’s constitution.
“Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced its endorsement of Ohio’s ‘Right to Reproductive Freedom with Protections for Health and Safety’ ballot initiative in November, which would amend the Ohio constitution to enshrine reproductive freedom and abortion rights in the Ohio Constitution,” the group stated in a press release last month:
HRC is endorsing Ohioans United for Reproductive Rights (OURR) – a group of local coalitions fighting to ensure Ohioans have the freedom to make personal health care decisions about pregnancy and abortion free from government interference, and will be supporting organizing efforts on-the-ground to rally Ohioans to vote “Yes” on the initiative.
While backers of Issue 1 have been outspoken about its pro-abortion purpose, it is less widely known that the amendment “could also create a constitutional ‘right’ for minors to have transgender surgeries without their parents’ knowledge or approval,” as Ben Johnson reported Tuesday at The Washington Stand.
“In addition, the transgender activist group is joined by one of the nation’s largest profiteers from injecting minors and young adults with cross-sex hormones,” wrote Johnson:
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has endorsed Ohio Issue One, the so-called “Right to Make Reproductive Decisions Including Abortion Initiative.” Its supporters say the amendment aims to “enshrine” the right to abortion in Ohio’s constitution. But critics point out that the amendment grants the right to make “reproductive decisions including but not limited to abortion” to “every individual,” instead of every adult. That could apply to transgender procedures, since puberty blockers, cross-sex hormone injections, and transgender surgeries can sterilize their recipients.
TransOhio is among the members of Ohio’s OURR, which HRC endorsed in its announcement backing Issue 1, Johnson noted:
HRC’s “Welcoming Schools” program instructs teachers to read the book “They, She, He, Easy as ABC” to children in preschool or kindergarten. Its pre-K lesson plan defines “gender identity” as “How you feel. Girl, boy, both or neither. Everyone has a gender identity,” conducts school trainings, and creates lesson plans for teachers beginning in “pre-K.” By third grade, it encourages students to use the “Gender Snowperson” exercise to “understand the differences between gender identity, sexual orientation and sex assigned at birth.”
HRC is primarily dedicated to the LGBTQ agenda, and has a budget of $46 million. It “opposes laws protecting minors from transgender procedures and has denounced laws ‘allowing misgendering of transgender students’ or regulating ‘drag performances,” Johnson reported:
Local family groups say HRC’s endorsement justifies their concerns and should give Ohio voters pause. “The Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s leading activist group advocating for minors’ ‘right’ to undergo transgender surgeries and receive dangerous puberty blocking drugs and wrong-sex hormones, endorsing Planned Parenthood’s abortion initiative is further proof that this proposed constitutional amendment is far more extreme than you might think,” David Mahan, policy director at the Columbus-based Center for Christian Virtue, told The Washington Stand.
CatholicVote President Brian Burch agreed with concerned Ohioans.
“November’s ‘abortion’ amendment would allow minors to undergo transgender injections and surgeries without parents’ knowledge,” Burch said. “This despite polling that shows two-thirds of Americans oppose trans experiments on kids.”
Burch added that HRC’s endorsement of Issue 1 represents a “huge wake-up call for OH parents.”