ORTL Announces Young Professionals for Life of Central Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, Ohio Right to Life announced the creation of Young Professionals for Life of Central Ohio, a new pro-life organization that aims to supplement the work of local pregnancy help centers by providing peer-to-peer support for young women and men facing unplanned pregnancies. Young Professionals for Life is a brand new subgroup for Ohio Right to Life who wants to focus on cultivating Ohio's pro-life leaders for future generations. While the Central Ohio group shares the mission of Ohio Right to Life, its leadership is looking for ways to zero in on and serve the needs of their peers in Central Ohio. Leading the organization as president is Sarah Huffman, a Lima native who now lives in Downtown Columbus, working at the Ohio Statehouse for a pro-life leader. She is a 2013 graduate from Miami University where she was the treasurer of the campus's Students for Life group.

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ORTL Announces Muskingum County Right to Life

ZANESVILLE, Ohio--Today, Ohio Right to Life announced the installment of Muskingum County Right to Life, the newest addition to the organization's statewide network of affiliates, chapters and clubs. Leading the organization as president is Christy Tigner, who also serves the pro-life cause by volunteering at Heartbeats, a pregnancy center in Zanesville.

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U.S. House Passes Pain-Capable Abortion Ban

WASHINGTON, D.C.--Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HR 36), 242-184. This legislation would prohibit abortions at the point at which babies can feel pain, no later than 20 weeks gestation. This day marks the second anniversary of the conviction of Kermit Gosnell, the notorious Philadelphia abortionist who was found guilty of murdering three babies by severing their spinal cords following failed abortions.

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Pro-life Legislative Day with Secretary of State Draws Crowd 

COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today,Ohio Right to Life hosted its Pro-Life Legislative Day, which featured Secretary of State Jon Husted as the keynote speaker at the luncheon. Representatives from pregnancy centers across Ohio came to Columbus to share their work with their legislators and to advocate for funding for the Pregnancy and Parenting Support Program. Ohio Right to Life successfully advocated for the addition of the program to the State Budget which passed out of the Ohio House in April.

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Down Syndrome Abortion Ban Receives Sponsor Testimony

COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, the Ohio House Committee on Community and Family Advancement heard sponsor testimony on Ohio Right to Life's Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act (H.B. 135). The legislation, sponsored by Representatives Sarah LaTourette and David Hall, could make Ohio the first in the nation to prohibit abortions from taking place on the basis of a Down syndrome diagnosis. Multiple studies demonstrate that upwards of 90 percent of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome are aborted. Sixteen legislators are co-sponsoring the bill.

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