FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Allie Frazier
DATE: Monday, April 19, 2021 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Today, Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Allison Hatheway issued a preliminary injunction, preventing Ohio's Telemedicine Abortion Ban from going into effect. The Telemedicine Abortion Ban prohibits the use of telemedicine for the purpose of providing abortion-inducing drugs and ensures that those drugs could only be provided in-person by the prescribing physician. Governor Mike DeWine signed the Telemedicine Abortion Ban into law on January 9, 2021, and it was set to go into effect on April 12, 2021.
The following statement may be attributed to Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life:
"We believe that this decision is rooted in politics—not women’s health or safety. The state of Ohio has a vested interest in ensuring that Planned Parenthood and their abortion allies cannot skirt common sense safeguards to increase their bottom line. The abortion industry is not above the law and the women of Ohio deserve to be safe. We look forward to Attorney General Yost defending this vital pro-life protection in court as the legal process continues."
Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 40 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.