COLUMBUS, Ohio--Yesterday evening, Representative Jim Buchy offered sponsor testimony for HB 307 which eliminates unnecessary costs, protects birth parents and adoptive couples, prevents fraud and minimizes the bureaucracy in the Ohio adoption process. The goal of Ohio Right to Life's adoption reform legislation is to eliminate the countless and unnecessary roadblocks with adoption. This bill is co-sponsored by Representative Dorothy Pelanda.
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, Attorney General Mike DeWine filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court to defend Arizona's pain-capable abortion ban in the case of Horne v. Isaacson. Fifteen other states have agreed to join Attorney General DeWine with the pain-capable brief. This comes one week after Attorney General DeWine filed an amicus brief against the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate which requires employers to provide insurance coverage for what many believe to be abortion-inducing drugs.
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, Ohio Right to Life obtained the Ohio Department of Health's Report and Recommendation regarding the revocation of the license of Lebanon Road Surgery Center, an abortion clinic near Cincinnati. A state health examiner affirmed the order to revoke the license after this abortion clinic, operated by the notorious late-term abortionist Martin Haskell, failed to obtain either a transfer agreement or a variance.
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Today, Ohio Right to Life confirmed that the Cleveland Center for Women's Health, owned by late-term abortionist Martin Ruddock, has officially closed. This is the third abortion clinic in Ohio to close its doors in the past 6 months. Sources cite Ohio Right to Life's late-term abortion ban law as the main reason for the clinic's closure and for Ruddock leaving Ohio.
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today’s release of the 2012 Ohio Abortion Report by the Ohio Department of Health shows that, following the historic 12 percent drop in abortions in 2011, abortions last year remained near the lowest levels ever, even with a slight rise from 2011. The 3 percent increase in 2012 (24,764 to 25,473) leaves abortions at the second-lowest level since 1976, when record-keeping first began, and significantly lower than 2010 levels (28,123 abortions).