COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, Ohio Right to Life announced the creation of Young Professionals for Life of Central Ohio, a new pro-life organization that aims to supplement the work of local pregnancy help centers by providing peer-to-peer support for young women and men facing unplanned pregnancies.
Christy Tigner to Lead New Right to Life Organization
ZANESVILLE, Ohio--Today, Ohio Right to Life announced the installment of Muskingum County Right to Life, the newest addition to the organization's statewide network of affiliates, chapters and clubs. Leading the organization as president is Christy Tigner, who also serves the pro-life cause by volunteering at Heartbeats, a pregnancy center in Zanesville.
Pro-life Legislators from Ohio Lead Charge to Protect Unborn
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (HR 36), 242-184. This legislation would prohibit abortions at the point at which babies can feel pain, no later than 20 weeks gestation. This day marks the second anniversary of the conviction of Kermit Gosnell, the notorious Philadelphia abortionist who was found guilty of murdering three babies by severing their spinal cords following failed abortions.
Ohio Pregnancy Centers Seek State Funding
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today,Ohio Right to Life hosted its Pro-Life Legislative Day, which featured Secretary of State Jon Husted as the keynote speaker at the luncheon. Representatives from pregnancy centers across Ohio came to Columbus to share their work with their legislators and to advocate for funding for the Pregnancy and Parenting Support Program. Ohio Right to Life successfully advocated for the addition of the program to the State Budget which passed out of the Ohio House in April.
Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act Advances in Ohio House
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, the Ohio House Committee on Community and Family Advancement heard sponsor testimony on Ohio Right to Life's Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act (H.B. 135).
Ohio Pro-life Youth Compete for a Spot at National Competition in New Orleans
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ellen Wittman, a junior at Immaculate Conception Academy in Cincinnati, won first place in the 2015 Ohio Right to Life Oratory Contest held this past Saturday at the Tree of Life Christian Schools Ministry Center in Upper Arlington. Ellen's speech discussed the controversial discoveries at convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell's Philadelphia abortion facility in 2010.
Susan B. Anthony List Holds Luncheon for Ohio Women Legislators
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, speakers from the Susan B. Anthony List and Ohio Right to Life co-hosted a pro-life legislative briefing and luncheon for Ohio's pro-life legislators. The National Pro-Life Women's Caucus, a project of the Susan B. Anthony List, lead the luncheon as part of their initiative to identify key pro-life women leaders in state legislatures across the country.
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.