Today pro-life Governor John Kasich announced a new policy which expands insurance coverage and services for children with autism. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the United States and Kasich's new compassionate plan ensures that families will have the ability to care for their special needs children. The Governor's initiative provides financial relief for many Ohio families and extended families as they cope with providing complex health care and other support for their children.
Today, Ohio Right to Life announced the hiring of three new team members to its communications department. The newly hired Director of Communications, Emmalee Kalmbach, Digital Media Director, Glenn Winters and Public Relations Manager, Katie McCann have joined ORTL and will focus on communicating a pro-life message through traditional and new media techniques.
Today, Ohio Right to Life announced the creation of its statewide African-American Advisory Council. This Council consists of pro-life African-Americans from all across Ohio. Their mission is to assist ORTL with the development and implementation of effective strategies designed to reduce the abortion rate in the African-American community.
ORTL’s guest of honor, pro-life Congressman Jim Jordan, presented a comprehensive overview of the pro-life movement and its recent successes in America. Jordan quickly acknowledged and gave thanks for ORTL’s efforts in keeping the pro-life movement aggressive along with every supporter, member and volunteer involved. After mentioning various positive victories, not only in Ohio, but across the country, Jordan emphasized that “truth always wins in the end.”
Yesterday, the Ohio House of Representatives Health and Aging Committee voted 11 to 9 in support of House Bill 298, a bill that will prioritize tax dollars to those health centers where a vast majority of poor and uninsured women visit. Led by pro-life Representatives Kristina Roegner, Cliff Rosenberger and Chairman Lynn Wachtmann, this legislative initiative embraces the critical need to provide limited taxpayer dollars to health care centers that support low-income women and their children.