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By Eric Sammons, Crisis Magazine, Nov. 16, 2023

Eric Sammons is the editor-in-chief of Crisis Magazine.

Eric SammonsThis month saw one of the most demoralizing events of my life as a native Ohioan. On November 7, a majority of voting Ohioans enshrined in our state constitution abortion on demand for all nine months of pregnancy. This was a gut punch to all pro-lifers in the state.

I know a lot of people who were involved in the effort to defeat Issue 1, and they did heroic work. Likewise the Ohio Catholic bishops, who also labored to defeat the amendment. Here in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, I saw “Vote No on Issue 1” signs in every single Catholic parish I passed. The Ohio bishops made it clear that a No vote was the right vote.

However, I think the bishops still dropped the ball. The problem isn’t that they did a bad job; it’s that they didn’t do their job.  …

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