Defending Controversial Speech
The ACLU of Ohio defends everyone’s right to Constitutionally-protected free speech, regardless of the content. Sometimes this means defending unpopular organizations and opinions. We know that if we want speech to be protected for anyone, it must be protected for everyone, including anti-abortion activists that protest outside clinics. Censorship never stops with a single group or idea. By silencing abortion opponents, we increase the likelihood of the government silencing the women that teach us why abortion access deserves the most rigorous defense.