FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Allie Frazier
DATE: Friday, April 2, 2021 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Yesterday, Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit to prevent the Telemedicine Abortion Ban (SB 260) 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 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:
"Planned Parenthood will stop at nothing to expand their abortion business. Planned Parenthood's intentions have always been crystal clear- profits above basic health and safety standards. No woman should have to suffer through a chemical abortion possibly hours away from medical help simply because the telemed process is cheaper for Planned Parenthood. Pro-Life Ohio will never stop pushing back against Planned Parenthood's blatant and deeply unethical disregard for the safety of women and their unborn children."
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.