Ohio Right to Life initiative to de-fund Planned Parenthood given second chance in court
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jamieson Weaver
DATE: Thursday, June 21, 2018 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals chose to vacate the decision made by a three judge panel, which ruled that the state of Ohio could not de-fund Planned Parenthood. Attorney General Mike DeWine requested an en banc review by the entire Court, and today that was granted. The case is the result of a law signed by Governor John Kasich in February 2016.
The following statement can be attributed to Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life:
This decision by the Sixth Circuit is absolutely crucial in the fight to de-fund Planned Parenthood. Ohio's pro-life taxpayers should not be forced to fund an organization that makes a profit off of the pain of women and their unborn babies. The decision to further review this law is a huge win for protecting Ohioans' pro-life conscience rights. No corporation, and especially not Planned Parenthood, has a right to Ohioans' hard-earned tax dollars. We are thankful for Attorney General DeWine and his team, for consistently enforcing and defending our pro-life laws!
Founded in 1967, Ohio Right to Life, with more than 45 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.