Ohio Right to Life's Statement on Donald Trump's Abortion Comments

Michael Gonidakis


DATE: Wednesday, March 30, 2016     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304

The following statement is in response to presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments on incriminating women who have abortions. It should be attributed to Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life.

This clearly demonstrates that Donald Trump is not ready for the highest office in the land. His callous statements about incriminating women who have abortions shows that he is completely out of touch with the pro-life movement. At no time in Ohio Right to Life’s history have we ever supported legislation that incriminates post-abortive women. We know without a doubt that abortion takes one life and hurts the mother. Post-abortive women are essential to the pro-life cause, and we refuse to amplify the pain and trauma that they will undoubtedly deal with for the rest of their lives.

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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  • Joe Armour
    commented 2016-04-07 12:28:08 -0400
    Donald Trump was completely right (until he unfortunately caved in under pressure) and Ohio Right To Life is wrong. If you are going to protect unborn children from being killed, you must have laws against every aspect of the crime and you must have penalties to enforce the law. Otherwise, there will be NO true legal and physical protection for the real victims of this crime: unborn children.

    If a mother decides to kill her child by herself, how will you protect that child with NO laws or penalties? If a mother decides to seek out the services of a criminal abortionist, to contract with him or her, to pay him and to help him kill the child, how will you protect that child with no laws or penalties? The simple answer is that it cannot be done.

    Whether the mother is a victim or not, whether she knows she is committing a crime or not, whether she is coerced or not, she must be stopped (and stopped by the law) because she is a threat to the life of that child.

    If you really cannot accept this, then you must accept that you are not prepared to do everything it will take to stop this awful killing of innocent human beings.

    Unborn children deserve the SAME legal and physical protection that all other human beings enjoy.


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