WASHINGTON, DC – After Ohioans resoundingly supported reproductive freedom on Tuesday, Accountable.US president Caroline Ciccone released a statement highlighting right-wing activist Leonard Leo’s failure to tip the scales in the state. According to reporting by Lever News, Leo deployed the full force of his dark money network, funneling at least $18 million into an unsuccessful effort to block Ohioans from enshrining abortion rights in the state constitution.
Leonard Leo might be able to handpick Supreme Court justices that share his extreme position on abortion, but his dark money network is no match for the pro-choice majority in Ohio and across the country. When will Leo learn that his $1.6 billion slush fund can’t convince Americans to give up their fundamental rights? Despite his best efforts, abortion is here to stay in Ohio," said Accountable.US President Caroline Ciccone.