For Immediate Release: January 9, 2024
Contact: Ryan Hite, Communications Director
HB 68 “SAFE Act” Stops Experimental Procedures on Children and Protects Girls’ Sports
Washington, D.C.: On Wednesday, January 10th, the Ohio Legislature will vote on an override of Governor Mike DeWine’s veto against HB 68, the “SAFE” (Saving Adolescents from Experimentation) Act.
“This bill passed the legislature with flying colors and would do just as the name says,” said Phyllis Schlafly Eagles President Ed Martin. “It would stop the use of experimental drugs and surgeries on Ohio kids and it would prevent men from disenfranchising women in their own sports leagues. This is a no-brainer for the American public and for the voters of Ohio. The legislature got it done and quickly, as they should have.”
“It certainly surprised many then,” Martin continued, “when Republican Governor Mike DeWine, the signer of Ohio’s Heartbeat Bill, chose to veto this commonsense bill with widespread support. Rightfully, DeWine drew immediate ire from the right, including calls from our own John and Andy Schlafly as well as from President Trump himself for the legislature to override the governor’s veto.
“Tomorrow they are poised to do so, and we hope and pray that the original supporters of this bill circle the wagons. The original vote tallies were above the override threshold, and may they hold! This should be a non issue across the board — protecting our children from inhumane experimental procedures as well as the opportunities of aspiring and driven young women. We must take this fight all the way to victory state-by-state.”
Martin concluded, “Americans from coast to coast are sending their voices to the Ohio legislature right now. Tomorrow the Ohio House and Senate have the opportunity not only to stand up for their own citizens but to lead the nation in a restoration of sanity and morality. Override Governor DeWine! Pass the SAFE Act now.