Today, the pro-life Ohio Senate voted in favor of one of the strongest pro-life budgets in Ohio history. Led by pro-life Senators Tom Patton, Peggy Lehner, Shannon Jones, Joe Uecker and Randy Gardner, the Senate approved a budget containing the following Ohio Right to Life initiatives: Reprioritization of Family Planning Funds Away From Planned Parenthood Establishment of New Funding for Pregnancy Centers Ban on Public Hospitals From Entering Into Transfer Agreements With Abortion Clinics Strengthening of Abortion Clinic Regulations
Fifty-eight percent of Americans want either all or almost all abortions illegal in the United States, according to Gallup's annual Values and Beliefs poll conducted May 2 -7. These national polling results arrive on the heels of a Gallup Poll conducted earlier this year. That poll showed that 80 percent of Americans reject third trimester abortion and 64 percent reject second trimester abortion.
At the request of US Senator Rob Portman, Ohio Right to Life's trustees and staff members participated in a strategic roundtable discussion yesterday. The focus of the meeting was to discuss initiatives and opportunities to help mothers and their babies at both the state and national level.
Today, State Regulators exposed a cover-up involving Center for Choice of Toledo. According to Ohio Department of Health documents, this abortion clinic operated without a transfer agreement resulting in a recommended closure and a $25,000 fine.
After an investigation and inspection of Capital Care Network of Cuyahoga Falls, the Ohio Department of Health announced its intent to shut down the abortion provider due to multiple health and safety violations.