FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Elizabeth Whitmarsh
DATE: Wedesday, April 20, 2022 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Today, Ohio Right to Life issued a statement in response to the City of Columbus suing over Ohio’s law protecting medical professionals’ conscience rights. This law allows workers in the medical profession the freedom to not participate in services that violates their conscience. This law is imperative in protecting pro-life doctors from being forced to perform abortions or euthanasia.
The following statement can be attributed to Peter Range, Executive Director of Ohio Right to Life:
“No American in any occupation, let alone doctors, should have to choose between their livelihood and violating their conscience. In fact, it is unconscionable that in a country which was founded on individual liberty and the right to life, the progressive left would seek to force doctors to perform abortions or other radical procedures concerning our youth. This is just another example of the extreme lengths anti-life activists will go to advance access to abortion, dangerous transgender procedures and ultimately euthanasia. The thought that some lives are worth living and some are not, coupled by an attempt to force those in the healing profession to harm or end the lives of others undermines the foundation of our society. Ohio Right to Life is committed to the values written in our constitution and fostering a culture of life that values every single person made in the image and likeness of God.
“We encourage all to contact Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein’s office at 614-645-7385, letting him know Ohioans believe in doctors' rights to follow their conscience to save and protect life, not destroy it.”
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.