FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jamieson Weaver
DATE: Tuesday, April 18, 2018 PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 304
COLUMBUS, Ohio--Today, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Ohio’s law defunding Planned Parenthood is unconstitutional.
The following statement can be attributed to Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made the wrong decision when it comes to defunding Planned Parenthood in Ohio. The Constitution does not give private corporations the right to taxpayer dollars. Planned Parenthood receives countless tax dollars a year from hardworking Ohioans, which frees up their budget to fund their real priorities: abortion on demand. We trust that pro-life Attorney General Mike DeWine will defend this law that protects the conscience rights of Ohio taxpayers at the Supreme Court, and that activist judges won’t get the final say in this matter.
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.