COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, Ohio Right to Life President Mike Gonidakis announced that Stephanie Ranade-Krider will become the new executive director of Ohio's largest and longest serving pro-life organization. Ranade-Krider will be responsible for all programs, activities and governmental advocacy related to the ORTL mission. She will begin her new position on August 4, 2014.
CLEVELAND, Ohio--Recently, Ohio Right to Life launched an educational billboard campaign in Cleveland's low-income, African American neighborhoods. One design provides statistics on the disproportionate number of abortions performed on African Americans, and the other design promotes father involvement. These billboards are part of Ohio Right to Life's concentrated urban outreach, which has involved building a new webpage, school presentations, and literature distribution over the last several months.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Naomi del Guidice, winner of the 2014 Ohio Right to Life Oratory Contest, won second place in the National Right to Life Oratory Contest, held Saturday, June 28 in Louisville, Kentucky. Naomi, originally from Wayne-Holmes Right to Life, competed with 16 other teens from across the country with her speech entitled, "Moral Relativism: the Offspring of Apathy."
CINCINNATI, Ohio--Today, a Hamilton County magistrate ruled to uphold the Ohio Health Department's decision to close the Lebanon Road Surgery Center, Martin Haskell's Sharonville abortion clinic, for failure to meet Ohio medical standards. Specifically, Haskell's clinic continues to operate without a transfer agreement with any area hospital. The magistrate promised to reverse a previous ruling that allowed the clinic to remain open, in a ruling he plans to file on July 10.
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Recently, Ohio Right to Life discovered that abortionist Martin Haskell made a financial campaign contribution to David Pepper, Planned Parenthood's endorsed pro-choice candidate for Ohio Attorney General. Responsible for popularizing the now banned partial-birth abortion technique, Haskell is an abortion provider at two abortion clinics in Southwest Ohio, one of which he has been medical director for over 35 years.