Kasich Approves Multiple Pro-life Amendments
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emmalee Kalmbach
DATE: Sunday, June 30, 2013 PHONE: (614) 547-0099 ext. 309
"Ohio Right to Life applauds Governor Kasich and the vast pro-life majorities in the House and Senate. Low-income pregnant women will now receive greater care and their unborn child will have a much greater opportunity to be born healthy. It took great compassion and courage for our Governor and pro-life legislature to stand up to the abortion industry that blatantly pressured them," said President of Ohio Right to Life Mike Gonidakis.
Governor Kasich approved the following five Ohio Right to Life endorsed measures:
- Reprioritization of family planning funds away from Planned Parenthood
- Heartbeat informed consent requirement
- Establishment of new funding for pregnancy centers
- Ban on public hospitals from entering into transfer agreements with abortion clinics
- Strengthening of abortion clinic regulation
"It should come as no surprise that these laws received the General Assembly's and Governor's approval. The people of Ohio elected a pro-life legislature as well as a pro-life Governor. We should all take great comfort in knowing that the majority of our state leaders truly value precious human life as well as higher standards for women's heath care," said Gonidakis.
Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 local chapters, 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.