PRO-LIFE NEWS
Tuesday
Jan272015

Pain-Capable Abortion Ban to be Introduced in Ohio

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.

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Monday
Dec222014

Gov. Kasich Signs ORTL Adoption Reform

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.

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Friday
Dec192014

Six Pro-life Initiatives Pass Ohio Legislature

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.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

Ohio House Passes Resolution to Honor Pregnancy Resource Centers

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Today, the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Concurrent Resolution 52 to honor Ohio's pregnancy help centers, which number more than a hundred and serve women in rural and urban communities across the state. The resolution, which acknowledges the "life-affirming impact" of pregnancy resource centers, was sponsored by Representatives Peter Stautberg and Barbara Sears and passed with a vote of 62-26.

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Wednesday
Nov122014

Ohio Right to Life Welcomes New Team and Board Members 

COLUMBUS, Ohio --Today, Ohio Right to Life announced the hiring of a new team member, as well as the election of a new member of the organization's Board of Trustees. The newly hired Director of External Affairs, Kayla Atchison, will help advance Ohio Right to Life's legislative advocacy as well as develop and expand the organization's grassroots presence across the state. Diane Bauman, the organization's new board member, will provide expertise on serving pregnant women at her ministry center, furthering Ohio Right to Life's collaboration with the state's vast pregnancy help network.

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