What is the future of abortion in Ohio?

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Here is hoping you had a fun and restful Fourth of July.

We are back to business today and are gearing up to for a discussion of one of the most critical issues of the day: abortion.

I will host “The Dispatch presents Columbus Conversations: What is the future of abortion in Ohio?"  6:30 p.m. today, July 5.

This free town hall event will stream live on Dispatch.com and on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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The video will remain available for viewing on those platforms following the event.

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Who is on the panel?

Panelists for "The Dispatch presents Columbus Conversations: What is the future of abortion in Ohio?" (top left to right): Mike Gonidakis,  Ohio Right to Life; Cindi Boston, Heartbeat International; Allison Russo, Ohio House minority leader;  Kellie Copeland, Pro-Choice Ohio (center); Desiree Tims, Innovation Ohio; 
Dr. Alison Norris, co-principal investigator of Ohio Policy Evaluation Network (OPEN); 
Jessie Balmert, USA TODAY Ohio Bureau reporter.
Panelists for "The Dispatch presents Columbus Conversations: What is the future of abortion in Ohio?" (top left to right): Mike Gonidakis, Ohio Right to Life; Cindi Boston, Heartbeat International; Allison Russo, Ohio House minority leader; Kellie Copeland, Pro-Choice Ohio (center); Desiree Tims, Innovation Ohio; Dr. Alison Norris, co-principal investigator of Ohio Policy Evaluation Network (OPEN); Jessie Balmert, USA TODAY Ohio Bureau reporter.

Dr. Alison Norris, co-principal investigator of Ohio Policy Evaluation Network (OPEN) and an associate professor in the Ohio State University College of Public Health

Kellie Copeland, executive director of Pro-Choice Ohio

Desiree Tims, president and CEO of Innovation Ohio

Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life

Allison Russo, Ohio House minority leader (D-Upper Arlington)

Jessie Balmert, USA TODAY Ohio Bureau reporter

Cindi Boston, vice president of Heartbeat International

The Columbus Conversation series is an extend of the Dispatch's Opinion section. It features discussion on topic important to residents of Columbus, central Ohio and the rest of the state.

Do you have questions for panelists?

June 24, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, United States;  Hundreds of people rallied at the Ohio Statehouse and marched through downtown Columbus in support of abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade on Friday. Mandatory Credit: Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch
June 24, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, United States; Hundreds of people rallied at the Ohio Statehouse and marched through downtown Columbus in support of abortion after the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade on Friday. Mandatory Credit: Barbara J. Perenic/Columbus Dispatch

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Columbus Dispatch editorial page editor and community engagement editor Amelia Robinson outside the 62 E. Broad St. newsroom on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.
Columbus Dispatch editorial page editor and community engagement editor Amelia Robinson outside the 62 E. Broad St. newsroom on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021.

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