Groundbreaking Legislation to Prohibit Abortions Based on Diagnosis of Down Syndrome
60 Percent of Americans Support Protections for Pain-Capable Babies
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, Ohio Right to Life's premier legislation for 2015 was introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives and Senate. The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.B. 117 and S.B. 127) prohibits abortions in Ohio at the point at which pre-born babies can feel pain, which is as early as 20 weeks gestation. The legislation is sponsored by Representatives Kristina Roegner and Bob Cupp and Senators Peggy Lehner and Jay Hottinger. Thirty-three legislators signed on as co-sponsors of the legislation.
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.
Legislation Aimed to End Abortion in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, at a press conference held at the Ohio Statehouse, Ohio Right to Life announced its full legislative agenda for 2015. Headlining the list of six pro-life initiatives is a "trigger clause," legislation that would create a new regulatory framework following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
The following statement is a response to Congressman Tim Ryan's switch from "pro-life" to "pro-choice" and can be attributed to Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life.
60 Percent of Americans Support 20-Week Ban
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, Ohio Right to Life announced landmark legislation that will ban abortions in Ohio at 20 weeks gestation, the point during pregnancy at which pre-born children can feel pain. This legislation, which is similar to National Right to Life's Pain-Capable legislation, will be introduced in the Ohio General Assembly in the coming weeks. Significantly, the legislation challenges the viability limit on abortion restrictions, commonly triggered at 24 weeks, that the U.S. Supreme Court imposed in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
Pro-life Bill Approved with Historic Bipartisan Majority Votes
Pro-life Resolution Advances to Ohio Senate