FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Katherine Franklin
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.