COLUMBUS, Ohio--Recently, Ohio Right to Life expanded its Urban Outreach Initiative in two ways: 1.) presenting the right to life to inner-city Catholic school students, and 2.) distributing literature in minority communities with local high school students. Both efforts fall under Ohio Right to Life's broader goal of "planting the pro-life seed" with minority youth and adults.
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, Quinnipiac University released a poll demonstrating that 75 percent of all Ohioans want abortion to be restricted in some, most, or all cases. Only 19 percent of Ohioans want abortion legal in all cases. This poll sheds light on the current gubernatorial race where the Planned Parenthood-supported Democratic candidate, Ed Fitzgerald, holds the view of only 19 percent of all Ohioans who want unrestricted abortions.
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, the Ohio House of Representatives passed Ohio Right to Life's adoption reform legislation, Substitute H.B. 307, with an historic bipartisan majority vote. This adoption reform will eliminate unnecessary costs, protect birth parents and adoptive families, prevent fraud and minimize the bureaucracy in the Ohio adoption process. This pro-ilife legislation now heads to the Ohio Senate.
Columbus, Ohio--Today, the Ohio Department of Health affirmed its order to shut down abortionist Martin Haskell's Sharonville clinic, the Lebanon Road Surgery Center, for failure to meet Ohio medical standards. Specifically, Haskell's clinic operated without a transfer agreement with any area hospital and was unable to identify any doctors within the region that wanted to assist his abortion business. Haskell's abortion clinic must cease all operations and close it's doors on or before February 4, 2014.
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, pro-life Governor Kasich signed the Adult Adoptees Open Records Bill (Sub. S.B. 23) into law. This new law will enable all individuals adopted between the years 1964 through 1996 to their access original birth certificates as well as their social and medical history records. As outlined in the law, these records will be available to adult adoptees after a 15 month grace period to allow birth parents who wish to remain anonymous to have their names redacted from these files. All adoptions from 1964-1996 were closed adoptions.