The following statement is in response to today's Supreme Court decision in the case of King v. Burwell, which upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act that subsidizes abortions with taxpayer dollars.
The statement should be attributed to Stephanie Ranade Krider, executive director of Ohio Right to Life.
We are deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has ruled against the conscience rights of pro-life American taxpayers, and the vast majority of Americans who don't believe taxpayer dollars should fund abortion. Thankfully, the Ohio General Assembly and pro-life Governor John Kasich passed legislation to protect Ohio taxpayer dollars from feeding the abortion industry in 2011. But federally, we are still being forced to pay for over 1,000 health plans that cover abortion. Ohio Right to Life and our statewide membership strongly urge Congress to pass National Right to Life's No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. With the Supreme Court so flagrantly disregarding our conscience rights, we are depending on Congress to take a firm stand to permanently prevent taxpayer subsidies from funding Big Abortion.
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.