FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Allie Frazier
DATE: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Yesterday, a judge issued a temporary restraining order, preventing Ohio's Telemedicine Abortion Ban from going into effect. The Telemedicine Abortion Ban prohibits the use of telemedicine for the purpose of providing abortion-inducing drugs and ensures that those drugs could only be provided in-person by the prescribing physician. Governor Mike DeWine signed the Telemedicine Abortion Ban into law on January 9, 2021, and it was set to go into effect on April 12, 2021.
The following statement may be attributed to Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life:
"The court's decision allowing Planned Parenthood to ignore Ohio's critical health and safety standards puts women and babies at risk. No woman deserves to be subjected to the gruesome process of a chemical abortion potentially hours away from the physician who proscribed her the drugs. Since the chemical abortion pill regimen was first introduced, 24 women have lost their lives due to complications. Planned Parenthood's prioritization of profits over people is unconscionable."
Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 40 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.