FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jamieson Gordon
DATE: Friday, March 22, 2019 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Last night, Judge Michael Barrett of the U.S. Southern District Court issued a temporary restraining order, preventing Ohio's Dismemberment Abortion Ban from going into effect today as planned. This law was passed by the Ohio Legislature and signed by former Governor John Kasich late last year.
The following statement may be attributed to Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life:
Ohio Right to Life is frustrated that the law passed with a large consensus in the Ohio Legislature will not go into effect today, as planned. The gruesome nature of dismemberment abortions can't be denied, and this law should be upheld on the same basis that the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban was upheld in Gonzalez vs. Carhart. As a society we cannot in good conscious allow a procedure that dismembers a living unborn baby to continue. We don't stand for that sort of treatment of any other living creature, and we won't stand for it when its being done to the most vulnerable among us. We trust that pro-life Attorney General Dave Yost's office will defend our pro-life law well.
Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 chapters and local affiliates, is Ohio's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life organization. Recognized as the flagship of the pro-life movement in Ohio, ORTL works through legislation and education to promote and defend innocent human life from conception to natural death.