New Chapter Takes Roots in Northeast Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, Ohio Right to Life announced the installment of Cuyahoga County Right to Life, the organization's new chapter based in Cleveland. Leading the organization as executive director is Rachel Mullen, a northeast Ohio native with a background in campaign management, grassroots organization, and public policy. Cuyahoga County Right to Life joins 10 other Right to Life chapters and affiliates in the northeast Ohio region.
"We're excited to welcome Rachel and Cuyahoga County Right to Life to our statewide network of pro-life advocates and educators,"said Stephanie Ranade Krider, executive director of Ohio Right to Life. "Rachel brings an enthusiasm and a political savvy that will surely help us save more lives. Undoubtedly, the children of Cuyahoga County can use another strong pro-life alliance to ensure that their right to life is protected."
Cuyahoga County consistently accounts for the largest proportion of abortions performed in Ohio. In 2013, over 9,000 abortions were performed there. Since 2013, two Cuyahoga County abortion facilities have closed, leaving Planned Parenthood of Bedford Heights, which was cited last summer for multiple health and safety violations, and Preterm, where Lakisha Wilson died last spring.
Rob Frost, chairman of the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County, said, "We look forward to working with Rachel and Cuyahoga County Right to Life as yet another strategic ally in the critical cause for life."
"I have been a lifelong advocate for the unborn and I appreciate the opportunity to advance the mission in Cuyahoga County for those who don't have a voice," said Ms. Mullen (pictured left). "I'm eager to collaborate with longstanding members of the pro-life community as well as welcome new voices to the cause."
Ms. Mullen is an active leader in the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County and lives in Brecksville with her three children, Olivia, Cecelia, and Dane. To learn more about how to become involved with Cuyahoga County Right to Life, email Rachel at [email protected].
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.