COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, at a press conference held at the Ohio Statehouse, Ohio Right to Life announced its full legislative agenda for 2015. Headlining the list of six pro-life initiatives is a "trigger clause," legislation that would create a new regulatory framework following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
The following statement is a response to Congressman Tim Ryan's switch from "pro-life" to "pro-choice" and can be attributed to Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life: "Congressman Ryan's flip-flop on abortion clearly demonstrates his opportunistic and self centered approach in seeking higher office. By callously and carelessly tossing aside his so-called strong Catholic upbringing and pro-life beliefs to now support abortion, he sadly proves yet again that politicians will say anything and do anything to get elected or climb the political ladder. It is no wonder why Congress has the lowest approval rating in our nation's history.
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, Ohio Right to Life announced legislation that will ban abortions in Ohio at 20 weeks gestation, the point during pregnancy at which pre-born children can feel pain. This legislation, which is similar to National Right to Life's Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, will be introduced in the Ohio General Assembly in the coming weeks. Significantly, the legislation challenges the viability limit on abortion restrictions, commonly triggered at 24 weeks, that the U.S. Supreme Court imposed in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Friday, Governor Kasich signed Ohio Right to Life's adoption reform legislation, S.B. 250, following historic bipartisan majority votes from the Senate, 29-1, and the House of Representatives, 81-4. This adoption reform will eliminate unnecessary costs, protect birth parents and adoptive families, prevent fraud and minimize the bureaucracy in the Ohio adoption process.
COLUMBUS, Oh--On Wednesday, the Ohio General Assembly passed six pieces of pro-life legislation as the lame-duck session came to a close. Among them is Ohio Right to Life's groundbreaking Infant Adoption Reform, which passed with historic bipartisan support, 81-4.