The Ohio Conference of Catholic Bishops adopted a neutral position on State Issue 1 on the November ballot.
Find a summary of their position here.
Issue 1 advocates an amendment to the Ohio Constitution aimed at accomplishing a number of goals with regard to sentencing and treatment for low-level drug offenders.
“Catholic social teaching supports many of the goals of Issue 1 such as: increased programing for rehabilitation, substance abuse treatment, community reentry, and crime victim support. The question before us involves a prudential determination as to whether Issue 1 is appropriately conceived to achieve these and its other stated goals. Are the provisions the right prescription for the problem?” The Ohio Bishops
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