Susan B. Anthony List Holds Luncheon for Ohio Women Legislators
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, speakers from the Susan B. Anthony List and Ohio Right to Life co-hosted a pro-life legislative briefing and luncheon for Ohio's pro-life legislators. The National Pro-Life Women's Caucus, a project of the Susan B. Anthony List, lead the luncheon as part of their initiative to identify key pro-life women leaders in state legislatures across the country.
"Americans are united in their opposition to brutal abortions past the point at which the baby can feel pain. That's why it is so encouraging to see Ohio take up the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, as well as legislation to end discrimination of children prenatally diagnosed with Down syndrome. We are honored to participate in today's briefings and to share what we have learned from political and policy battles across the country," said former U.S. Representative Marilyn Musgrave, Vice President for Government Affairs at the Susan B. Anthony List. "We thank the bold pro-life women lawmakers who are leading the charge to protect life in Ohio. Their efforts reflect the reality that women support this measure in even higher numbers than men."
Women legislators have taken the lead on Ohio Right to Life's 2015-2016 Legislative Agenda. Representative Kristina Roegner and Senator Peggy Lehner are sponsors of thePain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and Representative Sarah LaTourette is sponsoring the Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act.
"We are encouraged and honored to have smart and experienced pro-life women leading the charge to protect the unborn here in Ohio," said Stephanie Ranade Krider, executive director of Ohio Right to Life. "To have the internationally renowned influence of the Susan B. Anthony List and the National Pro-Life Women's Caucus here to advance our legislative strategy is yet another assurance that Ohio is on the right path to protecting human life in our state."
Ohio Right to Life thanks the members of the Ohio General Assembly for participating in today's pro-life briefings. We also thank the Susan B. Anthony List and the National Pro-Life Women's Caucus for their time and their commitment to supporting and advancing the work of Ohio's pro-life women leaders.
To read Ohio Right to Life's full legislative agenda for the 131st General Assembly, click here.
Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 chapters and local affiliates, is Ohio's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death.