Justice Anthony Kennedy Announces Retirement

Forty-five years after Roe v. Wade, Pro-Lifers See Opportunity to Change the Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       CONTACT: Jamieson Weaver
DATE: Wednesday, June 27, 2018     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that, effective July 31, he would be retiring as a justice on the United States Supreme Court. The retirement of Anthony Kennedy, widely considered the swing vote on the court, paves the way for a nominee appointed by pro-life President Donald Trump.

The following statement can be attributed to Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life:

Moments like these are why pro-life Americans elected President Donald Trump. He has the historic opportunity to add a justice who will serve as the fifth pro-life vote on the court. Ohio Right to Life's goal has always been to overturn Roe v. Wade and to see the end of abortion, which has killed 60 million American children in the last 45 years. This is a historic moment, and we hope and expect President Trump will appoint a justice who fits the mold of Justice Neil Gorsuch.

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. 

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