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Down Syndrome Abortion Ban Receives Sponsor Testimony

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)

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Ellen Wittman Wins 2015 Ohio Right to Life Oratory Contest

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.

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National Pro-Life Women's Caucus Hosts Briefing for Ohio Leaders

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. 

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Ohio Budget to Fund Pregnancy Help Centers

State to Increase Funding for Life-Affirming Organizations

 

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Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act Introduced in Ohio House

Groundbreaking Legislation to Prohibit Abortions Based on Diagnosis of Down Syndrome

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Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Introduced in Ohio House & Senate

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.

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Ohio Right to Life Announces Cuyahoga County Right to Life

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.

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Ohio Right to Life Announces 2015 Legislative Agenda

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.

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Statement Regarding Rep. Tim Ryan's Abortion Position

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.

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Pain-Capable Abortion Ban to be Introduced in Ohio

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.

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