Former legislator continues to defend life in new leadership role
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mike Gonidakis
DATE: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 301
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, Ohio Right to Life announced the addition of the Honorable Margy Conditt to its Board of Trustees. The former legislator was the sponsor and co-sponsor of multiple Ohio Right to Life initiatives in the Ohio House of Representatives, key among them a bill that de-funded Planned Parenthood of $1.3 million in taxpayer funding. For her extraordinary service to the pro-life cause, she was awarded Ohio Right to Life's Defender of Life Lifetime Achievement this year.
“On behalf of our board, our staff and our statewide membership, Ohio Right to Life is honored and blessed to have acquired the wisdom and leadership of Representative Conditt,” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life. “During her time in office, Representative Conditt demonstrated immense initiative in protecting the unborn, leading the charge to de-fund Planned Parenthood and exploring ways to protect unborn children from being harvested for their parts. We could not be more grateful to add her profound knowledge and experience to our leadership team."
As a devout Catholic, Representative Conditt says she believes that all life is sacred from conception until natural death, and the taking of innocent human life, whether born or unborn, is morally wrong. She added, "I also believe that the elderly and people with disabilities should be able to live in security and dignity."
“It is a great honor to serve on the Board of Trustees of such an effective organization that tirelessly fights against abortion and euthanasia," said Representative Conditt. "I look forward to serving on this team that saves innocent lives from the intrinsic evil of abortion and euthanasia through education and legislative advocacy. I hope that my legislative experience in the Ohio House will be helpful to Ohio Right to Life’s mission to encourage respect for human life and human dignity."
Representative Conditt holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Environmental Chemistry from the University of Colorado and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Alabama. Before her term in the Ohio House, she worked for Procter and Gamble for more than twenty years. Her current volunteer activities include jail ministry in the Butler County Jail and serving on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty. She resigned from her seat in the Ohio legislature this September to spend more time with her family.
Representative Conditt resides in Liberty Township with her husband of almost 30 years. She is mother to two grown children, and grandmother to two grandchildren. She is a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Liberty Township.
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.