This initiative was destined for failure. Here’s why. As written on their website:
The Ohio Personhood Amendment will insert Section 16(b):Part B of the initiative clearly states that hormonal birth control pills (BCP’s) would be banned. Ok, maybe it’s not clear to some people, but it’s clear to me. It’s a well known fact that BCP’s can allow conception to take place, albeit rarely. That being said, anything that can allow conception, would be banned. Most women won’t sign up for something that would put them in a position to not be able to prevent pregnancy.
"Person" and "men" defined:
(A) The words "person" in Article 1, Section 16, and "men" in Article 1, Section 1, apply to every human being at every stage of the biological development of that human being or human organism, including fertilization.
(B) Nothing in this Section shall affect genuine contraception that acts solely by preventing the creation of a new human being; or human "eggs" or oocytes prior to the beginning of the life of a new human being; or reproductive technology or In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedures that respect the right to life of newly created human beings.
Does my opinion mean I’m not pro-life? No. It means I’m a realist. When pro-life organizations start focusing attention on the fetuses killed by abortion, and stop focusing on what creates the illusion of ‘controlling women’, then these initiatives might have a chance.
Until a better alternative for reversible birth control is invented, we must not try to ban women from preventing pregnancy with the only tools they have.