Viewpoints About Ohio’s Abortion Legislation
Listen to two points of view about legislation about abortion introduced in the Ohio General Assembly, with NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Executive Director Kellie Copeland, and State Representative Lynn R. Wachtman.
LA Times Washington Bureau Reporter Kathleen Hennessey talks about about the recent focus on abortion-related issues in Congress.
- Kellie Copeland is Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio. As Executive Director, she serves as a board member of NARAL Pro-Choice America. She is a deaconess and treasurer for First Grace United Church of Christ in Akron, Ohio.
- State Representative Lynn Wachtmann is currently serving his third consecutive term representing the 75th District in the Ohio House of Representatives. He previously served as a state representative from 1985 to 1998 and as a state senator from 1999 to 2006. He is the Chair of the Health and Aging Committee in the Ohio House and the sponsor of HB 125, the “heartbeat” anti-abortion bill.