Law’s Jonathan Entin examines Ohio reproductive rights amendment

Would November’s abortion rights amendment limit parental rights in Ohio? Experts say no

Ohio Capital JournalJonathan Entin, the David L. Brennan Professor Emeritus of Law, discussed whether the Ohio reproductive rights amendment appearing on this November’s ballot would eliminate parental consent laws. “The language of the amendment does not purport to override other generally applicable laws,” he said, also pushing back on opponents’ reading of “individual.” “So, the argument is minors have a right to get these treatments or services without consent from anyone else. But we have a whole raft of laws that distinguish the rights of minors from the rights of adults.”