Ohio Right to Life Statement on today's Sixth Circuit Denial of Appeal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       CONTACT: Stephanie Ranade Krider
DATE: Monday, April 6, 2020     PHONE: 614-547-0099 ext. 302

COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Today, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals declined Attorney General Dave Yost's appeal to reverse a Temporary Restraining Order issued by Judge Michael Barrett which allowed abortion facilities in Ohio to continue performing surgical abortions despite an order by the Ohio Department of Health that all non-essential surgical procedures cease in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Attorney General Dave Yost had asked the Court to weigh in Judge Barrett's order, arguing that non-essential abortions should cease in order to preserve PPEs.

The following statement may be attributed to Stephanie Ranade Krider, Vice President of Ohio Right to Life:

"We are grateful to Attorney General Dave Yost for his continued leadership in holding the abortion industry accountable and we are hopeful that he will continue to do so in light of this ruling. While all Ohioans are being asked to make sacrifices in order to preserve innocent lives, the larger medical community is sacrificing the most: not only their time, but their equipment, their private practices, and potentially their own lives. The abortion industry ought not interpret this as a loophole to continue ending innocent lives, push abortion on demand, and proceed with business as usual."

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.


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  • Dr. Jeff and Mrs. Joan Koloze
    commented 2020-04-06 15:45:38 -0400
    Just toughens our resolve to stop taxpayer funding of the abortion business Planned Parenthood in our pro-life state.

    On to the Supreme Court!
  • Allie Frazier
    published this page in Press Releases 2020-04-06 14:45:35 -0400


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