Amendment to the Constitution
Proposed by Initiative Petition
To be submitted directly to the electors
Title: To define “person” and “men” in the Ohio Constitution to protect all unborn children
The Ohio Personhood Amendment would amend the Ohio Constitution to define the word “person” and “men” as those terms are used in Article 1, Section 1, and Article 1, Section 16, of the Ohio Constitution, to include every human being at every stage of biological development, including fertilization.
The proposed law would not
1. Affect genuine contraception that acts solely by preventing the creation of a new human being;
2. Affect human “eggs” or oocytes prior to the beginning of the life of a new human being;
3. Affect reproductive technology or IVF procedures that respect the right to life of newly created human beings.
CERTIFICATION OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
“Without passing upon the advisability of the approval or rejection of the measure to be referred, but pursuant to the duties imposed upon the Attorney General’s Office under Section 519.01(A) of the Ohio Revised Code, I hereby certify that the summary is a fair and truthful statement of the proposed constitutional amendment.”
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (Dec. 30, 2011)
COMMITTEE TO REPRESENT THE PETITIONERS
James Patrick Johnston, Frank Weimer, David Daubenmire, Tom Raddell