COLUMBUS: Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected the wording of a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution that would declare that life begins when a human egg is fertilized.
He said Monday the summary lists three items the amendment would not affect. He said the group Personhood Ohio should either remove the items or place them in the amendment.
The group has to submit its summary of the amendment for approval, along with 1,000 valid signatures from Ohio voters.
Personhood Ohio must rework its wording and resubmit another 1,000 signatures before it could collect additional signatures. It needs about 385,000 valid signatures to get the issue on 2012 ballots.
Personhood Ohio’s push for an amendment is part of a nationwide effort by Personhood USA to change all 50 state constitutions.