An Ohio campaign that sought to change the state’s constitution to ban all abortions and hormonal birth control drugs was itself aborted on Tuesday evening after organizers revealed that they had failed miserably at collecting the necessary voter signatures.
Ohio requires 385,000 signatures to place a voter-driven initiative on the statewide ballot. Personhood Ohio said Tuesday that, after months of work, they only collected about 30,000 signatures overall, or about 7.7 percent of the requirement.
After they disclosed their failure to elections officials, the news was quickly picked up by The Associated Press. Personhood Ohio made no official announcement on their website as of Wednesday morning, and instead featured a new essay about how right-wing political leaders aren’t Christian enough — a sideways swipe at Ohio Right to Life, which did not support their campaign.
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