COLUMBUS, Ohio - Today, the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Concurrent Resolution 52 to honor Ohio's pregnancy help centers, which number more than a hundred and serve women in rural and urban communities across the state. The resolution, which acknowledges the "life-affirming impact" of pregnancy resource centers, was sponsored by Representatives Peter Stautberg and Barbara Sears and passed with a vote of 62-26.
COLUMBUS, Ohio --Today, Ohio Right to Life announced the hiring of a new team member, as well as the election of a new member of the organization's Board of Trustees. The newly hired Director of External Affairs, Kayla Atchison, will help advance Ohio Right to Life's legislative advocacy as well as develop and expand the organization's grassroots presence across the state. Diane Bauman, the organization's new board member, will provide expertise on serving pregnant women at her ministry center, furthering Ohio Right to Life's collaboration with the state's vast pregnancy help network.
CINCINNATI, Ohio - Recently, Planned Parenthood's surgical abortion facility, the Elizabeth Campbell Surgical Center, was cited by the Ohio Department of Health for failure to obtain a transfer agreement, as required by an Ohio Right to Life legislative initiative signed into law last summer. This citation serves as a warning that the facility, which as of this summer is Cincinnati's last abortion clinic, could be shut down.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Today, a Quinnipiac University poll revealed that women prefer pro-life Governor John Kasich to Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald by a double-digit margin, 52-39%. Last summer, FitzGerald made abortion one of the central platforms of his campaign. Earlier this year, his campaign re-focused the election on the abortion issue when he chose pro-abortion activist Sharen Neuhardt as his running mate.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Today's release of the 2013 Ohio Abortion Report by the Ohio Department of Health shows that abortions last year hit an all-time low of 23,216. This is a 9 percent drop from last year (25,473 to 23,216). This is the lowest level since 1976, when record-keeping first began, and significantly lower (almost 18 percent) than 2010 levels (28,123 abortions).